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    Can anyone advise me what are the various type of wood furniture ?

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    Here is the list of different types of wood furniture.
    1. Hardwood and Softwood.
    2. Mahogany Wood.
    3. Oak Wood.
    4. Maple Wood.
    5. Cherry Wood.
    6. Pine Wood.
    7. Cedar Wood.
    8. Redwood.

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    hardwood, softwood are the main type. mahogany etc are a type of hardwood!

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    This article on hardwood and softwood furniture is quite informative http://www.myfurniture.com.sg/101/ha...-furniture.php

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    Quote Originally Posted by mhhouse View Post
    This article on hardwood and softwood furniture is quite informative http://www.myfurniture.com.sg/101/ha...-furniture.php
    Thanks for the information. Now I have good understanding.

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    Teak and rosewood are likely the most commonly used solid wood for furniture in Singapore...

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    Mahogany is finely grained wood with reddish brown color. It is highly durable and can resist swelling, shrinking and warping. This type of wood extensively used for quality furniture such as wooden cabinets, boat construction, wood facings and veneers.

    Walnut: has fine texture and is strong, easy to work with. It resists shrinking and warping and can take all types of finishes very well. It is mostly used for making gunstocks, solid and veneered furniture, novelties, cabinetry and wall paneling.

    Oak:
    has good bending qualities apart from being durable. It finishes well and resists moisture absorption. Oak is good for furniture, trimming, boat framing, wooden desks and flooring.

    Maple: is a fine textured wood with immense strength and hardness. With moderate shrinkage, maple machines well and is best used in flooring, fine furniture and woodenware such as bowling alleys.

    Cherry:
    is close-grained wood and as resists warping and shrinking. It gets red when exposed to sunlight. It ages well and is extensively used in cabinet making, boat trim, novelties and solid furniture handles.

    Rosewood: is close grained hard wood with dark reddish brown color. It has an exclusive fragrance. It is hard to work upon and takes high polish. It is good for making musical instruments, piano cases, tool handles, art projects, veneers and furniture.

    Teak: is a hard and moisture- resistant wood. It resists warping, cracking and decay and is best used in fine furniture, paneling, shipbuilding, doors, window framing, flooring and as a general construction wood.

    Shesham: is also known as Indian Rosewood and is a rich medium brown wood with deep grains. It is a fast-growing hardwoods and the functional furniture made from it can deal with everyday stresses and strains without loosing its attractive appearance. It is highly durable, easily carved and is exclusively used for making furniture, particularly almirahs and cabinets.
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    Quote Originally Posted by slow learner View Post
    Can anyone advise me what are the various type of wood furniture ?
    Hi slow learner, I have several types of wood furniture like softwood include Pine wood, Hemlock wood, Redwood, Cedar wood etc and hardwood include Mahogany wood, Walnut wood, Oakwood, Maple wood, Cherry wood, Rosewood etc.
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    Hemlock wood, Redwood are nice choice!

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    Default find some types of softwoods here

    Quote Originally Posted by slow learner View Post
    Can anyone advise me what are the various type of wood furniture ?

    Types of Hardwoods and their properties were already posted. Here i'm posting the types of softwoods that used for furniture's.


    Pine: has a uniform texture and is very easy to work with. It finishes well and resists shrinkage, swelling and warping. It is widely used in house construction, paneling, furniture, molding and for making wooden boxes.

    Hemlock: is lightweight and machines well. It is uniformly textured and has low resistance to decay. It is mainly used for construction lumber, planks, doors, boards, paneling, sub flooring and crates.

    Fir: is uniformly textured and has low resistance to decay. It is nonresinous, works easy and finishes well. Fir is used for making furniture, doors, frames, windows, plywood, veneer, general millwork and interior trim.

    Redwood: is light, durable and easy to work with. It has natural resistance to decay and is good for making outdoor furniture, fencing, house siding, interior finishing, veneering and paneling.

    Spruce: is a strong wood that finishes well and has low resistance to decay. It possesses moderate shrinkage and is light. It is a good option for making masts and spars for ships, aircraft, crates, boxes, general millwork and ladders.

    Cedar: is a reddish wood with sweet odor. It is very easy to work with, uniform in texture and is resistant to decay. Cedar is extensively used in chest making, closet lining, shingles, posts, dock planks, novelties and Venetian blinds.

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