Lightweight, low-density woods have uses that range from woodworking to airplane building. Some are only good for starting fires or making paper. Each species has properties that make it useful in one form or another. Wood density is defined as weight per a given volume and depends greatly on the amount of moisture

Properties: Oak is a heavy, strong, light colored hardwood. It is ring porous, Properties: A moderately hard, strong, closed grain, light to red-brown wood, cherry resists warping and checking. It is easy to Properties: Pine is a soft, white or pale yellow wood which is light weight, straight grained and lacks figure. It resists

Sitka spruce is a very strong and lightweight wood, it is used for pianos and in the past for airplane building. Other lightweight species include balsam fir, and white pine. Many of my projects on my youtube channel Jack Houweling are made with s

I am currently constructing a science fair project, and I was wondering if anybody knew any thin material that was relatively light weight, cheap, and as strong as wood. I understand that carbon fiber exists, but this material is rather expensive. If anyone knows alternatives to using wood or carbon fiber, please

In boating, every pound counts! I am hoping I can build this boat to hit 65 MPH, not that I will push the boat that hard, but I want to be able to cruise at 45-50 with plenty of head room, so the engine isn't pushing it's limit. What wood do you guys like for LIGHT & Strong??? Again, every pound I can cut counts.

The Wood Characteristics chart (see Plate 5-D) is presented as a general guide only, and the qualities listed should be taken with a grain of salt. The reason for this is that there are many Greenhart, Very Heavy, Very strong, Very good, Very good, For heavy, durable construction. Iroko, Heavy, Strong, Good, Good, Can be

By Jeff Strong. Solid wood — that is, wood cut into boards from the trunk of the tree — makes up most of the wood in a piece of furniture. The type of wood you choose determines the beauty and strength of the finished piece. Many varieties of wood are available, and each has its own properties. The following sections