Which woods for which uses?
Différentes essences de bois
Wood samples of several tree species
La fiche en bref
(en ligne 11/2014, révisée 09/2019)
The article in brief
(online 11/2014, updated 09/2019)
Technological and aesthetic qualities as well as price qualities are the top 3 criteria that determine the use of wood
Softwoods are mostly used in construction and hardwoods in furniture
Many uncommon and little-known species are relevant to very specific uses.
Oak, beech, fir, spruce, Douglas fir, maritime pine are the most important species in volume in France