Not sure on which wood to choose? then please view our interactive wood database on Wooduchoose. Here you can browse all the hardwoods we have to offer and compare key figures and statistics on the usage for each material.
Hardwoods have a more complex structure than softwoods and are often much slower growing as a result. The dominant feature separating "hardwoods" from softwoods is the presence of pores, or vessels.
The vessels may show considerable variation in size, shape of perforation plates and structure of cell wall, such as spiral thickenings.