Questions tagged [wood-identification]

Note that questions asking how to identify a specific piece of wood are expressly considered off-topic on this site because they are *too localized* and difficult to search. However, this tag can used to ask about *general* strategies and resources for identifying a piece of wood.

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How do I determine what type of wood a board/plank is made from?

I get wood from many places, including pallets. Often the wood will be of several varieties. By matching color and grain style, I can group similar types of recovered wood planks together. How do I ...
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What is the difference between hardwood and softwood?

I never really thought about it until after reading some of the questions in this forum. What is the difference between hardwood and softwood. To clarify I am not interested in their applications ...