Strength and durability are the top two reasons you would choose a specific type of lumber, but at Raydon Castle we want you to like the look of what you build, too. Each wood has its own distinct grain and colour, and will be classified as either soft or hardwood.
|Type of Wood||Uses||Tension|
|Softwood||Pine, spruce, cedar, fir, larch, douglas fir, etc.||Building homes and cabins, furniture, decks and fences.||Strong in tension.|
|Hardwood||Mahogany, teak, walnut, oak, ash, elm, aspen, poplar, birch, maple, etc.||Construction, furniture, flooring, and cabinetry.||Strong in tension, compression and shear.|