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52 Types of Wood and the Trees They Come From

This infographic illustrates many of the wood species used for architectural applications.

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Specifying wood products for a project can be a daunting task due to the incredible array of options available to architects. Each wood species has its own unique aesthetics and performance factors, and selection will also be influenced by site-specific issues pertaining to climate — regional weather patterns, air quality and humidity will all play a part. So, where to start?

The following infographic acts as a great primer to get familiar with many wood species used for architectural applications such as timber flooring, cladding, furniture and ceilings. Peruse the list and then head to Architizer’s comprehensive directory of manufacturers to search for brands that can provide wood products to meet your project needs.

Bookmark this page as a handy reference for later! For more guidance on selecting wood products for your next project, check out An Architect’s Guide To: Wood Siding and How to Specify: Wood Flooring.

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