Applications Of Hardwoods
Hardwoods are sourced from angiosperms. The complex structure that the hardwoods have makes them grow slower in comparison to softwoods.
The wood for these trees is generally harder than softwoods. One can characterize the hardwood trees as being deciduous because they shed their leaves in winter and fall.
One can define the hardness of the hardwoods as coming from the high density of the wood itself. The density however does not have any relation to the porosity of the wood, that assuming a high density would mean that it is non porous.
Types of hardwood that you are likely to find are; alder, ash, apple, basswood, birch, cherry, Cyprus, elm, hickory, oak, walnut, poplar, and maple.
Certain categories that one can find the species of hardwood grouped into are temperate, tropical and European hardwoods.
Some of the uses that hardwood has includes; for fuel, in making of tools, construction, boat building, furniture making, making of charcoal, flooring, barrels, cooking and in the making of musical instruments.
Hardwood is used in furniture and applies as a favorite for the makers of the furniture due to its features such as grain tightness, resistance to impact, stiffness and strength.
In the home one can see the hardwood applied in many different ways such as the flooring being the main aspects and other subsequent ones such as; stair steps, railing parts, fireplace mantels and other fireplace features, kitchen cabinet doors, interior trim work.
Hardwood is used in furniture and musical instruments due to its density which plays a role in enhancing the appearance, durability and performance of the product that is made from it.
The varied features that the hardwood has which entails the density, grain, pore size, fiber pattern, flexibility, growth and ability to be steam bent makes the use of hardwood in the construction field possible.
The advantages of using the hardwoods are; easy maintenance, they are strong, they have a good appearance and the cost relates to the quality.
When it comes to the hardwoods, the money you pay almost equates to the value of the products you get, in that you will high quality and good products from the hardwood.
Cleanliness is made possible by the easy maintenance of the hardwood. Also as an added advantage of the easy maintenance is that it becomes more durable with the right maintenance.
Hardwood is generally strong due to its high density which makes the structures that are made from it to be strong.
Hardwood has an enhanced appearance which comes from the many different ways which you can use to style or decorate the hardwood. Hardwoods also have many different colors making it enhance the appearance of the structures that are made from it.