Choosing interior for your home can be along and difficult process. Of course, it’s always nice to find a matching wood that gives off the feeling that you want your home to, whether this is modern or a heritage feel.

When talking about a joinery project you may have heard the words hardwoods and softwoods mentioned. When choosing the right one for your project it is important to know the difference between them. Hardwoods and softwoods are distinguished between their physical structures.


Hardwoods are generally stronger and longer lasting. They are also usually darker in colour than softwoods. The hardwoods we offer for projects are;

  • Oak
  • Walnut
  • Utile
  • Ash
  • Iroko
  • Beech
  • Tulipwood

Hardwoods tend to have broad leaves and a grain that you are able to see through the wood. Hardwoods seem to be particularly popular for our clients due to it being able to last a long length of time and be durable outside and inside the home. Either way, we will work with you to pick the right hardwood for your project or furniture in terms of colour, style and finish.


Softwoods are usually lighter in colour and more workable in terms of it having a lighter weight and being easier to work with. Softwood is also great if you want a painted finish. The softwood we offer is;

  • Pine

Softwoods are more cost-effective as hardwood can be quite a bit more expensive in comparison. Softwoods are easier to source and actually grow quicker hence the price difference.  Softwoods such as pine have needles and cones which you can see through the wood. Although, you wouldn’t see this with a painted finish.

Be reassured that we only use the finest woods when crafting your projects and pieces so whichever you choose will be of great quality. Whatever you may need the wood for, from windows, stairs, doors, interior or outdoor furniture, kitchens and more we will find the perfect wood for you that is cost effective and doesn’t compromise any important elements.

Have a look at the woods we offer on our materials page where you are able to see the grains of each wood. Then feel free to contact us with your project requirements and thoughts you have, our helpful team are always happy to help.

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