Hardwoods are more varied than softwoods. There are many more hardwood species than softwoods species. Hardwoods are usually more expensive to purchase compared to softwoods. Because hardwoods are generally denser, they contain more calories or volume and thus are popular for cooking, smoking meat, and camp fires because they tend to burn hotter and longer than softwoods. Hardwoods are very useful in projects that require strength and beautiful graining such as you would find in oak cabinets. We offer several hardwood tree varieties and they are displayed below.