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Hardwood

The term hardwood designates wood from "deciduous" trees, by which is really meant wood from flowering plants or angiosperms. Hardwoods, when compared to softwoods, which come from "evergreens" or conifers, are in general of higher density and hardness. Hardwoods are usually put to work into appearance products such as furniture, flooring, etc. In some regions where softwood is scarce, such as Australia, hardwood may also be used for structural components of constructions. 

List of commercial Hardwoods: 

Temperate climate zones 
Northern red oak (Quercus rubra) 
White oak (Quercus alba) 
Poplar 
Maple (Aceraceae) 
Ash 
Cherry 
Alder 
Basswood 
Beech 
Birch 
Cottonwood 
Elm 
Gum 
Hackberry 
Hickory/Pecan 
Tupelo 
Walnut 

Tropical climate zone 

Mahogany 
Rosewood 
Teak 
Wenge 

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