This section is from the book "A Treatise On Architecture And Building Construction Vol2: Masonry. Carpentry. Joinery", by The Colliery Engineer Co. Also available from Amazon: A Treatise On Architecture And Building Construction.
In the first of these are classed the pine, spruce, hemlock, cedar, cypress, etc. The tropical woods include palm, rattan, bamboo, etc. The hardwoods are oak, chestnut, walnut, locust, maple, hickory, ash, boxwood, whitewood, and a number of others.
Each of these woods has peculiarities and characteristics which render it fit and useful for some building purposes, and utterly unfit and useless for others.