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4 of the Best Wood Types for Furniture in 2017

 |  Furniture Tips

Furniture manufacture involves many types of wood with differing properties. The wood chosen can impact the ease of the manufacturing process, the quality of the finished furniture, and the impression the furniture has on the consumer. As specialists in furniture hardware and furniture fittings, we have compiled a short guide on the top softwoods and hardwoods for building furniture, and what makes them so useful.

Cedar furniture

Western red cedar is the most commonly used wood of the cedar family, a soft softwood that’s readily available. Cedar is ideal for outdoor furniture due to its durability and resistance to rain and snow. We recommend manufacturers craft outdoor furniture from cedar wood, as its durability will encourage customers to trust the brand and its products.

Pine furniture

This softwood is reasonably soft, making it ideal for furniture such as wood carvings as it is easy to shape. Pine also takes stain well and is easy to find and purchase. Wood carvings can enhance the aesthetic of furniture by creating a statement piece that is desirable for customers. View our selection of wood carvings, such as such as this Pine wooden flower carving with free delivery on orders over £120.

Cherry furniture

Cherry is a very popular hardwood. Advantages of cherry include its ability to stain and age well, and is also very easy to work with, aiding the manufacturing process. Part of its popularity stems from the fact that it is readily available from sustainable forests. Cherry is commonly used for indoor furniture, panelling, and interior trim due to its strength and smooth finish.

Mahogany furniture

Mahogany is a favourite hardwood for fine furniture, varying in shades of red-brown and topped off with an attractive straight grain. Mahogany is one of the most treasured furniture woods because of its beauty, colour, and durability. Due to the quality of the mahogany wood this is likely to retail at a higher price too.

In furniture manufacture, don’t forget to use high quality furniture fixings and hinges when working with high quality wood. Call SCF Hardware, specialists in furniture fittings on 0800 298 7141 to coordinate your order, with free delivery on orders over £120. Alternatively, you can email us at or fill in the contact form on our website.