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Default Almond Wood-Hard wood or Soft wood ?

Here is a question for all of you wood experts.....

Is Almond wood a "Hard Wood" or Soft wood ?

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According to Wikipedia, "The almond is a small deciduous tree," so that would make it a hardwood, no?

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Hard, Very dense. Usually used for turning and boxes:
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Roughly speaking, ANY tree that is deciduous ( sheds its leaves ) is a "hardwood". Any tree that keeps its leaves ( conifers,pines,spruces,firs etc) are softwoods.
Nothing to do with the hardness or softness of the wood. Balsa, is a hardwood. Go figure!
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So who's an expert? I just go on-line and do a search. These guys say its a hardwood. www.renotahoefirewood.com

Me, I say if someone whacks you in the head with a chunk, it's all hard wood.

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