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Types of oak Wood

Ash​
Ash​

Oak and ash are two different types of trees. The terms are also used to indicate wood obtained from their respective trees. Oaks are considered to be a hardwood, heavy, long lasting and expensive. Oak is also known for its strength and durability, as well as a high resistance to moisture and humidity. Ash is known to be one of the hardest hardwoods and has wide-ranging uses.

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Birch​
Birch​

Birch is a hardwood harvested in most of the Northern Hemisphere. And even though it is a relative to the oak, the lumber is much harder than oak. Birch is widely used in the cabinet industry, mostly because it makes superior plywood that is stable, affordable and readily available in most home improvement stores.

Coast ​Redwood​
Coast ​Redwood​

The natives also regularly used common redwood forest plants. Read more about uses of redwood forest plants through our Redwood Forest Plant Guide. Biology. The coast redwood is one of the world’s fastest-growing conifers, or cone-bearing trees.

Cottonwood​
Cottonwood​

The Cottonwood-Oak Creek School District offers free developmental screenings for preschool children between the ages of 3 to 5 years who live in the school district and are not already receiving special education services, or enrolled in Kindergarten.

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Fir​
Fir​

Douglas fir is a single species of tree that grows primarily in America's Pacific Northwest. It is a soft wood, in the same category as pine, spruce or cedar, used primarily for structural framing.

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Mahogany​
Mahogany​

The Oak wood has two major types, the white (1360) and red oak (1290). While, the Mahogany woods have Mahogany African (1395), Brazilian Tiger (3840), Incensio Caniuva (2200), Royal (1400), Santos (2600), Sapele (1500) and True; Lauan (800).

Maple​
Maple​

Oak can display rings, strips, flecks, wavy figures, or other complex patterns, which is a desirable trait that maple wood does not possess. Red oak is most commonly a reddish-brown color and is lighter than white oak.

Pine​
Pine​

Pine is an inexpensive, lightweight wood that can be yellowish or whitish with brown knots. It's often used for rustic pieces, like farmhouse-style tables. Pros: It's low-cost, and it takes paint well, so it's great for kids' furniture.

Teak​
Teak​

Oak and teak wood are two different types of woods. They are sourced from different types of trees and have different qualities. Still, both are types of hardwoods. Hardwood is the wood that comes from an angiosperm tree. This is a type of tree that has seeds that are enclosed, be it in pods, a shell, a covering or in a fruit. For example, apples or nuts and seeds like acorns and walnuts ...

Western ​Redcedar​
Western ​Redcedar​

I am looking to build a log home with either western red cedar or eastern white pine in western massachusetts and am looking to choose the better for minimal rot and insect repellant. (I plan on building in some woods and near water) Any thoughts between the two? Very new to building so thanks in advance for any help.

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