Hardwoods are mainly deciduous, most softwood trees are conifers. Yew is technically a softwood but is physically harder than many species classified as hardwood. Conversely balsa is technically a hardwood but as we all know is physically very soft!
Paperweight (060)The solid Oak paperweight is covered in Dutch Gold Leaf. Initially made from mature English Oak hardwood, a reclaimed farm fence post. This paperweight is different and very tangible. It makes a unique long lasting gift, especially for weddings and anniversaries and for a special event or achievement. The cube is very tactile and is just crying out to be held and inspected. People are drawn towards wood, it is natural, something you see and understand, no clever hidden technology.