The main reason to apply a finish to wood is for protection. Wood is a porous material that will absorb moisture, dirt and oils. Protecting your wood projects with a finish will keep it looking good for years to come. Also, finishes improve wood’s appearance.
Of all the evaporative finishes, lacquer (nitrocellulose and acrylic, water- and solvent-based) fare the best in terms of overall durability. Oil-based polyurethane is the most durable finish you can apply by hand, and catalyzed lacquer and varnish are the most durable sprayed finishes.
Solid wood doors are made either from a solid wood slab or, more commonly, a frame-and-panel construction that uses natural wood—whether a softwood like pine or a hardwood like oak or maple. Exterior doors made from wood typically use solid wood construction for strength and security.
As a material, timber is incredibly dense, making doors exceptionally solid. This not only helps to thwart any attempts to force them open but means would-be intruders cannot quietly drill or cut through the door.
Wooden stairs are mostly used in house construction. A wooden stair is cheap and don’t have very much weight. Most of the wooden stair is made of deal. Stairs of deal are very often faced with carped. If a stair is open and not faced this stair is mostly made out of hard wood like afzelia, mahonie marbau etc.
Wooden walls. Wooden walls give a room a pleasant and warm look. Other benefits of wooden wall coverings are found in an improvement of the indoor climate. Wood has a low conductivity of heat, which results in a room more gradually heating up or cooling down.
Shiplap, tongue and groove and plain wood planks are most commonly found in pine and cedar. Finding shiplap or tongue and groove wood for an accent wall or ceiling project is easier than you think, You may have to do some creative looking depending on where you live.
Maple is one of the best and most popular for butcher block counters because it’s hard and has a clear grain. Cherry and red oak offer rich color. Butcher block can also be crafted from bamboo (it works best with end-grain construction) and sustainably farmed exotics such as wenge, zebrawood, and iroko.
In modern kitchens, stainless steel and aluminium are other materials that are used for the cabinets. Stainless steel is the preferred material in professional kitchens as it is easy to maintain and clean. The advantage of stainless steel and aluminium is that they are extremely durable and strong.