Softwood – It comes from the coniferous trees. These trees are also known as evergreen trees as leaves do not fall till the new ones grow. Softwood usually grows in regions having a cold climate. Coniferous trees grow fast; hence, they are less expensive as compared to hardwood. They are more sustainable as they can be easily grown. Soft Wood has tints of yellow or red and is less expensive compared to Hardwood.
Hardwood – It comes from deciduous trees that have broad leaves, produce fruits or nuts, and are generally inactive in the winter. Hardwoods have a more dense structure in comparison to softwoods. Hardwood has darker shades of red and brown and is a bit expensive.