Woodworking, along with being an interesting job, is also extremely prolific. A large number of people have a hobby of woodworking in the USA. With this work, you can put your thoughts into the art and can create your very own unique piece. Nothing beats the feeling of satisfaction you can when you are done with a piece that you have been working on, and it turns out fantastic. A variety of woodworks are sold all around the world, which are used for different purposes. From decoration items to construction, furniture to flooring wood is one of the most demanded materials across the globe. The infographic shows 15 common kinds of woods and what they can be used for.
The most versatile and widely used wood in the USA is pine. This woos can be used for anything you like, even constructing a house from scratch. Pine is a pale wood that is very soft, due to its pale appearance, it may look “cheap”. Considering the fact, this wood won’t be recommended to create a centerpiece of a room with; however, it is ideal for structure and framing.
Another most commonly used wood, oak is a hardwood that is used to make furniture and flooring. Moreover, it is also used to make cabinets and butcher blocks. The wood is incredibly robust and more appealing in appearance than pine wood because of its dark and richer textures. It is so strong that you would need to pre-drill the holes in the wood before nailing or screwing them.
Spruce is no more widely used in today’s woodwork; however, the wood is very soft in texture. It was common more back in the 1970s and 1980s and was frequently opted to make sidings for homes. Now, you will only find instruments made out of Spruce because it has the ability to generate a beautiful musical tone.
Another hardwood that has gained immense popularity in 2020 and is expected to grow in coming years. The poplar applications are numerous, it is used to make shipping pallets, upholstered furniture, crates, and recently the wood is being used to create paint wood. Most of the time, poplar was thrown away with the plywood blends as no one knew how to use them. Since the time it is discovered that poplar can take the paint pretty well, scrap poplar has been reused, combined together, and sold in the markets as paint wood.
It is a very soft and lightweight wood used to outline the elements in a room. Fir is mostly used as the structural frame of a window. Manufacturers also use it in making lightweight, hollow doors that are easier to hang and hinge on the walls.
Ash is a hardwood that is mostly used to make baseball bats, furniture, cabinetry, and room trim. Ash is comparatively expensive than all woods discussed here; albeit, it is definitely worth the cost as it provides you with an attractive and highly durable wood.
It is an amazing hardwood with exceptional durability. Beechwood is used in structural creations, furniture, flooring, and even railroad ties. Beechwood would do wonders if you are looking for a tough wood for your work; moreover, it is pretty affordable in different areas. Even if it’s not reasonable in your area, it is a great investment that you won’t regret at all.
This wood is also known as semi-luxury wood in the market and has various applications including flooring, kitchen utensils such as cutting boards, bowls, spoons, furniture, and boat decks. Teak is a soft and gentle wood which is a great choice for the outdoors.
Alder is the foremost choice of woodworkers that create decorative items. It is a hardwood and used in cabinetry, furniture, and trim.
Balsa is a hardwood but can easily bend or break. Despite its reputation, the wood is widely used in packing, modeling, lamination, and core stock for multi-layered wood composites.
It is a softwood but durable, which is often used to make the structure of chest, decking, trunks, and outdoor furniture because of its insect repellant ability. It has a distinct odor that some people find wonderful whereas; others find it disgusting.
Back in time, cherry wood was one famous luxury wood which is now also used for different purposes. It is a hardwood having a deep and colorful appearance. The wood is now used is flooring, furniture stock, musical instruments, and boat interiors.
Mahogany is a super hardwood which is famous for its expensive price among the wealthy and represents class and status. All the high-end furniture is made out of mahogany. Though it is incredibly tough, once you get what you wanted, you won’t be able to take your eyes off the gorgeous product.
It is a hardwood and outstandingly robust mostly used to make floorings, furniture, and sometimes cabinetry. Maple wood is also recommended for bowling alleys because of its super smooth texture even before sanding the wood.
It is a composite wood pulp plank having a general-purpose of structural aid. It is used in, sub-flooring, and walls of pre-made sheds. Every woodworker must have plywood in stock.
Infographic by: Mechanicalcaveman.com