Softwood timber is highly resistant to decay. It is characterized by uniform colour and texture. The timber is easy to cut, and can be planed and glued. Its intercellular cavities can be filled with resin, and it is preferable as a construction material. The most common softwoods are spruce, pine and larch.
- Pine timber is both lightweight and highly highly resistant to decay. It dries well and is easy to treat. It is used for manufacturing of railway sleepers, communication line poles, construction joinery, wooden pallets and furniture. A tendency to turn blue is the main disadvantage of pine timber.
- Spruce timber is slightly less resistant compared to pine timber; however, it is lighter in colour (almost white), with a small fibre structure, retains its natural colour for a longer time, has less resin and is characterized by a better dying and flexibility. Spruce timber is suitable for manufacturing of various structures, furniture and musical instruments.
- Larch timber is highly resistant to decay and has fewer knots. It is suitable for structures constantly affected by moisture. However, it is prone to cracking during drying.
As we apply modern technologies and timber treatment, we can offer planed and impregnated wood products (e. g. boards for construction, facades, terraces and floor) made from all of sorts of softwood timber mentioned above.