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Introduction : Carpentry is the process of converting timber into wooden articles and components such as furniture , casting patterns, roofs, doors and windows In the carpentry workshop many manufacturing process was used such as cutting , measuring , planning and boring and everyone of these has a specific tools Wood types are divided into 2 major groups: 1. Natural wood 2. Manufactures woods Comparing natural and manufactured wood: Natural wood: it is available in the nature as trees. Wood is obtained by cutting trees and processing them to form timber. Timber is the start material used to make buildings. There are two sub-types of natural woods. These are softwoods and hardwoods. Softwoods: Produced by gymnosperms trees that produce seeds with no covering. These trees tend to be fast green and ever-growing trees. Softwoods are usually softer and easier to work with that hardwoods. Examples: pine, fir, cedar, hemlock… Hardwoods: Produced by angiosperm trees that produce seeds with some sort of covering. These trees tend to be slow growing and deciduous (they shed their leaves annually). Hardwoods are usually denser and harder than softwoods. So more expensive cutting tools are needed to cut them and shape them. An exception is balsa wood, because it is one of the lightest and least dense woods available, however it is still considered a hardwood.
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