H. Arnold Wood Turning can provide a variety of both Hardwoods and Softwoods Species

What is Hardwood vs. Softwood?

Hardwoods are typically trees that lose their leaves annually, whereas softwoods remain evergreen. Hardwoods are usually more dense than softwoods. The more dense the wood the stronger and more durable it is.

Here’s a great resource to learn more about different wood species: www.wood-database.com/wood-finder

Typical Hardwood Species


  • Ash

  • Basswood

  • Beech

  • Birch

  • Mahogany





  • Maple

  • Oak

  • Poplar

  • Sycamore

  • Walnut



Typical Softwood Species

  • Ponderosa Pine

  • Southern Yellow Pine

  • White Pine


  • Cypress

  • Douglas Fir

  • Spruce