Hardwood is wood from dicot trees. These are usually found in broad-leaved temperate and tropical forests...Hardwood contrasts with softwood.
Examples of hardwood trees include alder, balsa, beech, hickory, mahogany, maple, oak, teak, and walnut. Examples of softwood trees are cedar, Douglas fir, juniper, pine, redwood, spruce, and yew. Most hardwoods have a higher density than most softwoods.Oak timber is used for furniture, fencing, gates, flooring and for special uses in building.