Have You Ever Wondered What Timber Is?
Have you ever wondered what timber is? In short, timber is wood which is prepared for use in building and carpentry work. There are two types of timber; hardwood and softwood, but these terms refer to the trees used rather than their properties. Softwoods come from coniferous trees which are evergreen, needle-leaved, cone-bearing trees, such as cedar, fir and pine. Hardwoods come from broad-leaved, deciduous trees. Some hardwood timbers are ash, beech, birch, cherry, elm, mahogany, oak and teak.