By Stefan Gheorghe, June 23, 2023
This type of wood is highly insect and rot-resistant. Douglas fir is also considerably less expensive compared to other types of wood.
Cedar is resilient and lightweight, and you’ll find it in a variety of indoor projects but also for exterior use.
Birch is widely used and is an economical hardwood. Birch wood is good for flooring applications but also works well for making toys.
Mahogany is a premium wood, the best wood when it comes to hard wood types for opulent projects and finishes.
Walnut is particularly resistant to decay, but has poor resistance to insects. It’s dimensionally stable, with very little shrinkage and warping as it cures.
Even if oak is a tough wood variety overall, it’s also quite flexible. This makes it a great choice for making whiskey or wine barrels.
Bamboo is not classified as a wood, but rather as a type of grass. Its hardness and density mean that you can use it in a lot of different projects.