Wood is the hard material that makes up the trunk and branches of a tree, and is usually covered by bark. Wood has long been used as a construction material or burned for fuel. Hard woods often refer to woods from deciduous trees, such as oak, while soft woods usually refer to woods from conifers such as pine.
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- Flooring Types
New flooring can greatly improve the look and warmth of your home. Flooring is available in a variety of materials including hard woods, stone, tile, laminate, and wall-to-wall carpeting.
Electric Guitars (Photograph)
A trio of vintage electric guitars, made of different woods and in different styles, comprises an artistic photograph. Light reflects off the wood of the guitar bodies, and you can almost imagine the soft sounds of the strings when they are played.
- Furniture Construction
Today, furniture is still built much the same way it was built over three hundred years ago. In most furniture, the structural details are hidden by aesthetic designs. Learn about the woods and techniques that are used to make furniture.
Birdseye Maple (Photograph)
A close-up photograph of a birdseye-maple wood veneer plank focuses on this wood's unique textured effect. Birdseye-maple can be recognized by its grain, which is distinctly different from the grains of other woods.
Hunter holding a GPS (Photograph)
A hunter, wearing an orange hat and orange coat for safety, consults a handheld GPS. The hand holding the GPS is wearing a camouflage glove. The hunter will use the GPS to determine his location and find his way in and out of the woods.
- Children in a Blue and Yellow Tent (Digital Image)
Two small children peek out of a small blue and yellow camping tent, which is nestled in the woods. Whether you are taking family or friends or just need a break on your own, there is nothing like a camping trip to relax and refresh.
- World War I Trenches (Digital Image)
These preserved trenches from World War I in France were dug in the deep woods, giving soldiers the cover they needed during battle. Today they are empty but for a couple of inches of snow, and the scene is peaceful and serene.
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