Solid wood/Hardwood is lumber that has been milled directly from trees. Other types of wood, such as plywood, medium-density fiberboard, or veneers, are manufactured from wood composites.
Solid wood is wood that has been cut from a tree. Unlike engineered wood, which is composed of wood fibers that are held together with adhesives, hardwood contains wood fibers throughout the piece of lumber. No fillers or adhesives are used.
Solid wood is often used for furniture, construction, cabinetry, and flooring. It does not warp as easily as many engineered wood, but it is more susceptible to stains.
Hardwood is easier to repair than veneers or other engineered woods, which is one reason that it is used for many types of projects. There are several types of hardwood available, so woodworkers, cabinetmakers, and carpenters can choose from a large selection for their projects.
Each type of hardwood has its unique characteristics, including its grain pattern, color, and texture.