Wood Working in Homes

Wood Working in Homes

Wood Working in Homes

A look at the grey structure of your dream house and you start wondering will the finished look justify the amount of finance that you have put and will it ever classify as a home? After a few months when it’s furnished and woodwork has been added it is all that you had ever dreamt of, right? That’s the beauty of wood work; it adds color, texture and grandeur to your house. Different patterns, styles and colors are available in the market according to your preference and budget. More one knows about the unique characteristics and properties of the wood, the more one can understand the beauty and grace that it can add to homes. Typically the woods have been classified as hard wood; any leaf bearing tree or soft wood; any cone bearing tree. But this can be confusing as both the genres have mixed types. Here you will find a list of woods that are available in the market.
Hardwoods: Oak; a strong, beautiful, economical and easy to work with wood that is used for mostly cabinet and furniture making. There are many types approximate over a 500 species; most distinctive are red oak and white oak. Maple is a creamy white wood sometimes has a reddish tinge to it, having a family of approximate 128 species, ranging from hard maple to soft maple and silver maple to red maple. It is reliable and durable wood chosen for heavy use items such as cabinet making and dressers. Mahogany, born out of large and clear lumber,it has an excellent workability and resistance. It resists shrinkage and swelling therefore used in flooring, furniture and interior trim. Cherry, add a rich beautiful color with price, often used for carved chairs and clean lined tables and cabinets. Walnut, a very strong wood that can take intricate carving, often oiled to bring out its color. It is often used for ornate antique style tables, mantels and head boards. Rosewood, strong and heavy taking an excellent polish, is mostly used for knives, guitars, chessboard pieces. Teak, very expensive and relatively easy to work with and strong in nature, grows darker with age, it is mostly used for veneer, boatbuilding, carving, turnings etc.
Softwoods: Pine, an inexpensive light weighed wood and has an added advantage of growing rustic with age, best used for kids’ furniture and farm house style tables. Ash, good strengthening properties relative to its weight, excellent shock resistant, and when stained goes to a good finish. It is widely used for furniture, flooring, doors, architectural millwork, kitchen cabinets, paneling, tool handles etc. Hickory is the hardest among hard maple and oak too, commonly used where strength or shock-resistance is important like Tool handles, ladder rungs, wheel spokes, flooring, etc.Beech, affordable yet under rated, commonly used for flooring, musical instruments, furniture, turned objects, and other small wooden objects.Cedar, prestigious house finishing product that is also weather and noise resistant which makes it perfect for fencing and siding, blinds, windows etc.

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