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  • Writer's pictureBois Ellen

Hardwood vs. Softwood

When choosing a product, it is important to consider the type of wood used. Hardwood and softwood are two of the most common types of wood found in various products. Hardwood refers to trees that lose their leaves seasonally and grow more slowly than softwoods do. This means hardwoods tend to be denser and are less likely to warp or discolor over time. Softwoods come from evergreen trees and have an easier time absorbing moisture which makes them ideal for projects requiring glue or paint. While hardwoods may cost more at first, they often last longer and maintain their quality better than softwoods over time due to their durability. Depending on what product you plan on making, one type of wood may be the perfect choice while other product types may require the other. Take into account the product you plan on making and consider both hardwood and softwood before making a decision.


When it comes to pallets, hardwood and softwood both have their advantages and disadvantages. Hardwood pallets are strong and durable but they tend to be more expensive than softwood ones. Softwood pallets are lighter, cheaper, and easier to maneuver but may not be as sturdy over time. Depending on your needs, one type of wood might be better suited for your product than the other. Consider what product you’re making in order to choose the type of wood best for your project. With careful consideration, you can select the product that will meet your needs and provide the desired outcome.



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