Types of Timber?

There are two main types of timber, hardwood and softwood. These classifications do not refer to how hard the wood is. Hardwoods are trees with broad leaves and softwoods are trees that are cone bearing. In general hardwoods can withstand more stress than softwoods and are used for external construction. Softwoods are better used for items such as furniture. The nature of your project will determine the type of wood you need.