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What is hardwood?
The term "hardwood" is actually not based on the hardness or density of the wood, but rather on how the tree reproduces. While all trees reproduce with seeds, there are two main classifications of seed structures: angiosperms and gymnosperms.
Hardwoods are angiosperms, plants that produce seeds with some sort of covering (this may be in the form of a fruit, such as a cherry, or a hard shell, such as an acorn).
Common hardwood species are: Red Oak, Rosewood, Teak, Walnut, Wenge, Cedar, Poplar, Meranti, Maple, Mahogany, Iroko, Eucalyptus, Hickory, Ebony, Elm, Cherry , Beech, Ash, birch and etc.
You can also say that hardwoods are deciduous (trees who lose their leaves seasonally) and softwoods are evergreens.
Typically hardwood is denser and harder than softwood, but exceptions do exist (for example, balsa is a hardwood that is softer than most softwoods).
Natural hardwood lumber is widely used in building, framework, construction, windows, doors, joinery, furniture, flooring, man-made boards (plywood, fiberboard).
In order to prolong the service life of hardwood lumber, they are usually treated with oils or preservatives in application .
Sources: internet

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