Timber yielding plants
The wood needed for the construction of buildings and making of furniture are obtained from certain plants. We use wood for these purposes due to their features like durability, stylish finishing and resistance to temperature changes.
All commercial timbers are classified into two classes as Hardwoods and softwoods based essentially on their structure.
Hardwoods are angiosperms (flowering plants), the largest group of land plants. High-quality furniture, decks, flooring, and wooden construction are being made only using hardwood. eg. Teak, Jackfruit.
Softwoods come from gymnosperm (non-flowering plants) trees. Certain angiosperms also yield softwood
Softwoods have a wide range of applications such as making plywood, wooden boxes, medium-density Fibreboard (MDF) and paper making. eg: katampu, Pine.
The finely cut wooden boards from the wood are layered one above the other to make plywood. This is a kind of composite wood.