The terms Hardwood and Softwood relate to the tree the wood is derived from.
Hardwood is produced from an angiosperm tree which have a flowers and produces seeds, and have a more dense and complex structure than softwood which has more pores and vessels. Porta's Hardwood range is available in a variety of mouldings and timber products in a range of specie including Tasmanian Oak
and White Wood
, and others on request.
Softwood is produced from conifer trees which have needles and produce cones, and are not necessarily softer than hardwoods. They are an affordable option of timber and come in various grades including a finger jointed option. Porta utilises softwood timber from Taeda Pine and Pinus Radiata species used in Porta Clear Pine
, General Purpose Pine
, Primed FJ Pine
and H3 Treated Pine
See our Timber
for more information about timber species.