Different Wood Types and Their Uses Part 2

I recently wrote an article about different varieties of wood and what there uses are for and why they can be beneficial. The article was called 'Different Wood Types and Their Uses'. I've decided to write another article to continue on about further varieties as I could only cover a few in the article. I hope you enjoy this further article and that it is as informative as the previous.

In the last article I covered Walnut, Oak and Ash. I am now going to explain as many more as I can.

If you do not know much about carpentry you may have always wondered what tree MDF wood comes from. If this is the case you'll be happy to have your question answered; MDF is actually an engineered wood and it stands for 'medium-density fiberboard' It's a cheaper material which is used for skirting board, wardrobes, tables etc if there is not the funds for higher quality wood such as oak. They create this by breaking down both softwoods and hardwoods into fibers and combining it with a wax and resin binder in a hire temperature and pressured environment to form a new product. It is very strong but the quality is not as good as natural materials.

Pine wood comes from the tree Pinus which is also none by it's non-Latin name 'Pine' and this comes from the Pinaceae family. As far as we know there are roughly 115 species of this tree but opinions change on this dependent on what part of the world you're from. Often pines are grown for skirting boards and furniture in commercially run plants which will provide the denser and more resilient climate it needs to grow in. In addition to being used for skirting boards and furniture they are also used for their nuts, which know as 'pine nuts', which can be eaten as part of a healthy diet. You also may not know that this tree is used as a Christmas tree in many households because of its lovely smell and appearance.

Cherry wood comes from a tree called a Prunus, which is a genus of tree, which provides plums, cherries, peaches, apricots and almonds. Not only does it provide these fruit and nuts but it also has an amazing blossom, which is very attractive for large orchards and professional gardens. There is a shocking 430 species of this tree, which grow through the northern temperate regions of the world. Cherry wood can be very expensive and this is because of its lovely appearance. In a dark pink / red color this can really stand out and be very classical and elegant around the home whether it's a cherry wood skirting board or bowl on your dining table.

Again, sadly I've only been able to go through a few different wood types with you but I will continue my explanation in a further article entitled 'Different Wood Types and Their Uses Part 3' so watch this space.