Softwood derives from slow-growing trees; most commonly pine, however this could also be fir, larch or spruce. The trees that produce softwoods are recognisable by the fact that they do not shed their leaves during the cooler months of the year.
The timber used typically derives from the trunk of the tree, allowing it to be easily supplied in long lengths; ideal for use as hand rails and decking boards.
Softwood is a popular choice for building furniture for a variety of reasons:
- It has a pale colouring, with a grain that isn’t as distinct as you would expect from Hardwood. This makes it a popular choice for use in furniture applications where appearance might be important, for example shelving and cupboards.
- It is generally a lot lighter, making transportation easier, which is particularly useful in general DIY projects
- Tools cut through softwoods much more easily, and because the trees that they derive from are typically very straight, by nature, there is less waste.
We offer a wide range of products, including:
- Sawn Joinery
- Small Mouldings
- Internal Door Casing and Door Linings
- Window Boards
All of which can be chosen to match your tastes, personal style or your internal doors.
Unsure which products to purchase? Your nerest branch will be happy to help answer any questions.