Nothing compares with wood; it's the oldest, most flexible material known to mankind. It is also nature's only natural renewable resource. The remarkable versatility of wood makes it ever present in our everyday lives. Many different types of wood are listed here. Types of hardwood and softwood explored. Scroll over the materials below for a 'snap shot' of their properties and click to learn more. Filter to list as you wish. We have an extensive, and growing, wood database.
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Other resources on this website that may assist with wood choice - Figure in Wood, Defects in Wood, Glossary of Wood Terms, Technical Area & Advice, Wood Durability League Table, Wood Price League Table