There are various kinds of trees and woods both in domestic and international markets for your selection. There are hard wood, soft wood and so forth. Frankly speaking, balsa wood is one of the most popular wood both in domestic and international markets for your selection. Balsa wood is one of the most soft and lightweight woods both at home and abroad, and it has been widely used in making models and surfboards, floats etc. Light wood is very popular, like balsa wood, bamboo, cedar, spruce and so forth.
Let's begin with balsa wood. Although balsa wood is extremely light and soft, it is not soft wood, but the hard wood. Balsa wood ranges from 6 to 14 lbs per cubic foot and has a high strength to weight ratio. Balsa wood is used for model plane building. Balsa wood absorbs shocks and vibrations well and is easy to cut and shape with hand tools. Balsa trees grow very quickly, and can reach 60 to 90 feet with the inch of 12 to 45 in 6 to 10 years.
Cedar, or western red cedar is a softwood which weighs about 22 lbs. per cubic foot and grows throughout most of North America. There are many suppliers of cedar wood and it is very common actually. So, it is fairly cheap. It is also resistant to rot, free of resin and shrinks and swells less than other woods. It is the ideal choice for outdoor furniture and fences.
Well, you must know bamboo, right? Bamboo, actually can't be classified into the wood family. People regard it as wood for its properties, qualities and functions actually. Balsa wood has stronger strength than steel though it is very lightweight. It can be used in different kinds of situations for different requirements both at home and abroad.