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 (072)Made from hardwood, it is possibly cherry, given to me by a old friend. The splits penetrate all the way through the cube without compromising the integrity or making it uncomfortable to handle. 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.