In order to provide superior value to builders and homeowners, ASA Builder’s Supply has curated a massive inventory of wood featuring a variety of species to suit all building needs. This article will help you manage the material selection process and prepare you to meet with our team to determine order specifics.
Strength: Hardwood versus Softwood
When used as a constructive material, only weight bearing woods should be used. Many species of wood, although beautiful, are not strong enough to support weight for extended periods of time. Hardwood is characterized by the way in which it grows, as an angiosperm it grows once its seeds are covered. Softwood is more common, and are gymnosperms, created by uncovered seeds on the ground. Hardwood is denser and stronger, making it more appropriate for construction purposes.
Part of the beauty associated with building using natural materials is their color. Woods like mahogany and cherry are dark and contrast delightfully against lighter wall colors. Darker woods are becoming increasingly popular with contemporary design. A lighter color wood Oak, resembling a beige color, is perfect for interior design as it blends harmoniously with the colors of most rooms.
Unlike painted surfaces, wood is characterized by much more than its color. When cut, wood retains its natural pattern as created during growth. This natural pattern is entirely unique and adds to the beauty of a home by enhancing visual depth.
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