Different types of construction projects call for different kinds of timber. Both hardwood and softwood can be used for everything from structural to decorative. But what is the difference between these two types of wood? You might be reading this and thinking ‘how can you write a whole blog on something so self-explanatory? Surely softwood is in fact ‘soft wood’ and hardwood is ‘hard wood’’. But it’s not actually that simple, the terms softwood and hardwood don’t necessarily refer to the density or hardness of the wood itself. Confused?