Difference between Softwood and Hardwood Plywood
Softwood PK hardwood
Wood is usually classified as softwood or hardwood.
Softwood trees are evergreen or needle-bearing suchas pine, redwood, cedar, cypress, and hemlock. Softwood refers to wood cut from trees belonging to gymnosperms.Though softwood and hardwood are not divided by their weight or density, softwood is generally less dense than hardwood . Softwood has good mechanical Properties and is easy to saw, plan, bore, nail. In fact all the wood framing in today’s houses is derived from softwood trees, because hardwood trees are slower growing than softwood trees, so hardwood lumber tends to cost more.
Hardwood trees are deciduous, meaning broad-leafed. As the name implies, hardwoods are usually harder than softwoods—but not always. Because of hardwood with attractive coloring and grain, it widely used in the furniture, flooring, doors, trim, and cabinetry.