Softwoods
(Wood and Carpentry as Related to Building and Construction Materials)

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Softwood is lumber made from the wood of evergreen trees, and is used primarily for framing, construction, and some finishing. Examples of softwood include:

  • appearance pine
  • balsam fir
  • cedar, clear pine, cypress
  • Douglas fir
  • Englemann spruce fir
  • hemlock
  • incense cedar
  • jackpine, juniper
  • knotty pine
  • larch, loblolly pine, lodgepole pine
  • mountain hemlock
  • Pacific yew, pine, ponderosa pine
  • red cedar, redwood
  • shortleaf pine, sound cedar, spruce, sugar pine tamarack
  • white cedar, white fir, white pine
  • yellow pine, yew

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