The quality and durability of the furniture mainly depend on the types of woods used to produce that furniture. Of course, woodworker’s work knowledge and working skills also matter, but he can furnish the products in the best way if high-quality wood is available. Many woodworkers make a mistake of building furnitures from poor quality woods. They do it to save the cost and earn a larger profit. Such furnitures lose their shine and natural appeal quite quickly and such furnitures also don’t last for a very long time. If you don’t want to lose your clients because of the same issue, then you should assist them by choosing high-quality woods to build furniture, cabinetry, and other products.
What characteristics should be in high-quality furniture woods?
Even the greatest woodworking reciprocating saws are not enough. Two most important things you should check while buying woods for furniture. The first thing is hardness and another thing is wood grain with color.
The woods are categorized into two types, the softwood and the hardwood. Do not think that all the softwoods are soft and hardwoods are hard. There are exceptions. The hardwoods are obtained from the flowering trees and the softwoods obtained from conifer trees. However, it is true that most of the hardwoods are harder than softwoods, but the gum is an exception. You should keep these facts in mind while looking for the hardwoods and softwoods.
It is the cell structure of every tree that decides its grain. The hardwoods offer tubular cells, which are known as vessels. The texture of the hardwood would be slightly rough, if the cells are large. The woodworkers use the filler to smooth the surface of the wood before producing furniture. Wood’s texture would be smooth, if its cell structure is small. There is no filler required to maintain the smoothness of the wood. The softwoods are considered close grain woods while such woods don’t have any cell structure.