Leading Hardwood Timber Merchants
Timbersource are a leading online hardwood timber merchant in the UK.
Take a look at the range of hardwood timber species available from Timbersource, below.
Click on the hardwood timber names below to view more information about each hardwood timber species available. Alternatively, click here to get in touch with our friendly sales team.
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Hardwood Timber Applications:
Hardwoods are employed in a large range of applications including: construction, furniture, flooring, cooking, utensils, etc. Solid hardwood joinery tends to be expensive compared to softwood. In the past, tropical hardwoods were easily available but the supply of some species such as Burma teak and mahogany is now becoming restricted due to over-exploitation.
Cheaper "hardwood" doors, for instance, now consist of a thin veneer bonded to a core of softwood, plywood or medium-density fiberboard (MDF). Hardwoods can also be used in a variety of objects but mainly for furniture or musical instruments because of their density. Different species of hardwood lend themselves to different end uses or construction processes. This is due to the variety of characteristics apparent in different timbers including, density, grain, pore size, growth pattern, wood fibre pattern, flexibility and ability to be steam bent. For example, the interlocked grain of Red elm. This makes it suitable for the making of chair seats where the driving in of legs and other components can cause splitting in other woods.
As their name suggests, the wood from these trees is generally harder than softwoods. Hardwoods reproduce by flowers, and have broad leaves. Many lose their leaves every autumn and are dormant in the winter.
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