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!
Interesting Hardwoods Facts
Great Pitted PostThe solid Oak sculpture is made from thoroughly dried flotsam, found locally on a Hampshire beach. Originally it was a fence post or a river navigation mark post made from mature English Oak. It is mounted on a hard sandstone base and makes a great conversation piece. Including the base the overall height is 390mm (15.4”)