What is softwood made of?

Answer Softwood is just normal wood from a tree, but it's only wood from certain types of trees. All the pine and fir trees are softwood trees (conifers) and the leafy trees like oaks and maples (deciduou... Read More »

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What Do the Different Grades for Softwood and Plywood Mean?

The American Plywood Association (APA) classifies plywood, a softwood, by quality from A to D. The better the grade, the fewer defects in the surface. Higher grades contain a few patches which repl... Read More »

What Are the Most Commonly Available Grades for Softwood Plywood?

According to Tainuo Woods, the quality of the veneer and the backing material determine softwood plywood grades. The four most common grades are A, B, C and D. The grades are usually in pairs, with... Read More »

How do i propagate softwood cuttings?

Cutting SelectionEnsure that the parent plant from which you take the cutting is at the softwood stage by bending over a section. If the bent section of plant snaps, then it is at the appropriate s... Read More »

How do I take softwood cuttings from ivy?

Prepare CuttingCut a 4-to-6-inch-long piece of stem (including the tip) from a healthy ivy plant, preferably in summer (choose new growth). Use clean pruning shears or a sharp-bladed knife. Keep t... Read More »