Few people realize just how many things high quality timbers are used for. They make the support structure for many buildings and other structures. They are used to make beautiful furniture. They can be hand carved into beautiful decorations. And the list goes on and on. If you are looking for timber merchants in Exeter or the surrounding areas, then you know how important it is to find and secure quality timber, so your project can be completed in a satisfactory manner. Here are three key things to look at when you are trying to find the best timber for your project.
Wood grain is one of the most beautiful features of natural wood and is the leading reason why wood is still so commonly used in furniture and hand-carved trinkets and decorations. The swirls and lines offer contrasting shades and gives a beautiful effect that is hard to duplicate.
Wood is more than just brown. Wood colours range from white, tan and grey, to shades of black, brown, and red, as well as more rare shades like red and orange. These different shades help give a splash of colour and complements the grain patterns that occur in wood timbers.
Hardness of wood refers to how easily it is whittled and cut. Hard woods take more force to cut and carved and soft wood is more delicate and is easier to carve. This also impacts what the wood can be used for- hard wood for furniture and soft wood for carving works.
If you have any questions about wood features and quality points you need to be considering for your woodworking or construction needs, feel free to contact us. Blamphayne Sawmills Ltd is here to answer your questions and to help you find the wood that is just right for your needs!