4 softwoodSoftwood is a generic term used in woodworking and the lumber industries for wood from conifers. Conifers are needle-bearing trees from the order Pinales.Softwood trees are often harder than hardwood trees. Douglas fir, a softwood, is harder and stronger than many hardwoods. Balsa, a hardwood, is much softer than most softwoods
5 Hardwood treesHardwood trees are angiosperms, plants that produce seeds with some sort of covering. This might be a fruit, such as an apple, or a hard shell, such as an acorn. Hardwood comes from a deciduous tree which loses its leaves annually. Hardwoods tend to be slower growing, and are therefore usually more dense, but not always.
6 Difference between hardwood and softwood Uses:Hardwood Used for trimmings and furniture but less frequently than softwood.Softwood Widely used as woodware for building (homes/cabins) and furniture.
7 Difference between hardwood and softwood Cost:Hardwood is typically more expensive than softwood.Softwood is typically less expensive compared to hardwood.
8 Difference between hardwood and softwood Growth:Hardwood has a slower growth rate.Softwood has a faster rate of growth.Anular ring:Hardwood is Not DistinctSoftwood is Distinct
9 Difference between hardwood and softwood Density:Hardwood has a higher density and is therefore usually harder.Softwood has a lower density, therefore most softwood varieties are softer than hardwood.
10 Difference between hardwood and softwood Shedding of leaves:Hardwoods shed their leaves over a period of time.Softwoods tend to keep their leaves throughout the year.
11 Difference between hardwood and softwood Colour:Hardwood is Dark in colourSoftwood is Light in colourWeight:Hardwood is HeavySoftwood is Light
12 Difference between hardwood and softwood Fire Resistance:Hardwood is More fire resistantSoftwood is a Poor fire resistantConversion:Hardwood is Difficult to convertSoftwood is Easy to convert
13 Examples of Softwood Spruce Colour White uses Wood pulp ,General purpose joinery
36 What is the difference between hardwood and softwood? Name five ways we botanical group hardwood and softwood treesWhat type of softwood is used to make the following:Farm gateWooden housesGeneral joineryWhat type of hardwood is used to make the following:Garden furnitureWood toolsBase ball bats