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Different types of wood

The average homeowner tends to pay little attention to the various types of wood and their uses. However, once you know the different types of wood histories and applications behind the countless varieties of wood, your next DIY job will become a thousand times more interesting!


To help you get started on this journey of timber, grain and gouge chisels, we present five of the most popular types of wood, along with an explanation of where they come from and their best applications.

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Different types of wood used for interior decorations and furniture.


With over 600 extant species of this staple wood type, oak has found its way into almost ever fact of modern living,


from public buildings to general joinery work. With varieties popping up in all over the world (with the two most diverse sources being Mexico and China),

oak’s high density, strength and hardness is so universally known that it is adopted as a symbol of strength by many of the world’s nations.


We previously covered this wood’s uses in our blog ‘The Advantages of Oak Timber in Woodworking’, but as a quick summary, this hardwood’s grain markings, natural resistance and environmental friendliness makes it ideal not just for interior and exterior shopfitting and furniture

Teak (shogun)

is a tropical hardwood tree species in the family Lamiaceae.The large, papery leaves of teak trees are often hairy on the lower surface. Teak wood has a leather-like smell when it is freshly milled and is particularly valued for its durability and water resistance.Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipiscing elit. Ut elit tellus, luctus nec ullamcorper mattis, pulvinar dapibus leo.

Teak (shogun) s a tropical hardwood tree species in the family Lamiaceae.The large, papery leaves of teak trees are often hairy on the lower surface. Teak wood has a leather-like smell when it is freshly milled and is particularly valued for its durability and water resistance.


Hickory wood is hard, stiff, dense and shock resistant. There are woods stronger than hickory and woods that are harder, but the combination of strength, toughness, hardness, and stiffness found in hickory wood is not found in any other commercial wood.


Mahogany has a straight, fine, and even grain, and is relatively free of voids and pockets. Its reddish-brown color darkens over time, and displays a reddish sheen when polished. It has excellent workability, and is very durable. Historically, the tree’s girth allowed for wide boards from traditional mahogany species.

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 Gorjon Wood

one of the commonly used wood for furniture and cabinets is gorjon, Gorjon or Gurjan (Dipterocarpus turbinatus, family: Dipterocarpaceae) is a deciduous lofty tree with a long straight bole forming a crown at the top with few branches, attaining a height of 50 m. … Trunk emits a kind of sticky sap. It is found in the forests of Chattogram, Chattogram Hll Tracts and Sylhet.
Types of Boards used in Woodworking.
during my client meeting i’ve faced so many of our clients confused about which plywood board is best and lasts the longest, well, in thing blog all of your questions will be answered and all that confusion will go away,

The most commonly used plywood boards

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Plywood Boards.
MDF Boards.
Particle Boards.
OSB Boards.
Finger Joint Boards.
Laminate Flooring.
HPL Boards.
Acrylic Boards.
but the question is which to use where? and will is last long?

Plywood board

Plywood is made from thin sheets (veneers) of wood glued together, each with its grain in perpendicular directions in alternating layers to improve the strength and to minimize movement in the plane of the board. Plywood also comes in decorative finishes.

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MDF Boards

MDF is a composite wood product traditionally formed by breaking down softwood into wood fibers, often in a defibrator, combining it with wax and a synthetic resin binder such as urea formaldehyde resins (UF) or other suitable bonding system, and forming panels by applying high temperature and pressure.


 Particle Boards

a composition board made of very small pieces of wood bonded together.Particle board is one of the more ubiquitous wood-based products used in flat-pack furniture and for interior cupboards and work surfaces (finished with HPL). It is also used for wall and floor panels.

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OSB Boards

Oriented Strand Board is a widely used, versatile structural wood panel. Manufactured from waterproof heat-cured adhesives and rectangular shaped wood strands that are arranged in cross-oriented layers, OSB is an engineered wood panel that shares many of the strength and performance characteristics of plywood

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Finger-Joint boards

Primed Finger-Joint, also known as a comb joint, is a woodworking joint made by cutting a set of complementary, interlocking profiles in two pieces of wood, which are then glued. The cross-section of the joint resembles the interlocking of fingers between two hands, hence the name “finger joint”.

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HPL Board

High Pressure Laminate or HPL boards are composed of compressed paper layers and excel in very high scratch and impact resistance. Wood and stone structures are applied deep into the paper layers so that the result not only looks natural but also feels lifelike.

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Acrylic Boards

Acrylic is a transparent plastic material with outstanding strength, stiffness, and optical clarity. … Acrylic sheet exhibits glass-like qualities—clarity, brilliance, and transparency—but at half the weight and many times the impact resistance of glass.

No matter what Wood you use to make your cabinets and furniture it all comes down to the board sheet used for final finish, and we always suggest HPL and Acrylic though it is a bit pricey but if you’re looking for a long lasting finish an over priced board is not such a bad Idea don’t you thing?

Written by: Delight Interiors