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Properties and uses of soft and hardwood

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What are the properties and uses of oak? Light brown colour, durable but stains when it comes into contact with steel. Used in furniture and garden furniture
What are the properties and uses of beech? Pinkish colour, close grained, hard wearing, strong. Used in Furniture and toys.
What are the properties and uses of ash? Pale cream colour, tough, flexible and open grained. Used in tool handles and sports equipment.
What are the properties and uses of mahogany? Reddish-pink colour, durable, difficult with interlocking grain. Used in outdoor furniture and shop fittings.
what are the properties and uses of teak? Golden-brown colour, strong, durable, resistant to moisture, darkens when exposed to light. Used in outdoor furniture and boats.
What are the properties and uses of pine? Cream/pale brown colour, easy to work, quite cheap, may contain wood weakening knots, has resin pockets which improve aesthetic quality. Used in Building frames and constructions.
What are the properties and uses of fir? Light brown colour, straight grained, durable against decay, blunts cutters, widely available. Used in indoor construction.
What are the properties and uses of MDF? Solid, stable, economically produced, not moisture resistant. Used in furniture, kitchen units and flooring.
What are the properties and uses of plywood? Flat, stable, consistent strength and thickness. Used in furniture and toys.
What are the properties and uses of chipboard? Cheap, difficult to join, not strong, easily damaged by moisture. Used in kitchens when a protective, decorative surface has been used.
What are the properties and uses of blockboard? Strong and stable. Used in furniture.
What are the properties and uses of hardboard? Cheap, flat, no grain, absorbs moisture easily, flexible s needs support. Used in cupboard backs and drawer bases.
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