At Tt Woodwork we make furniture from scaffolding boards that are usually cut from European Whitewood aka Spruce. Spruce is a fast growing softwood similar to Scottish Pine and other more traditional scaffolding board types that we sometimes come across in our recycling activities. New scaffold boards in the UK are specified by BS 2482:2009.
- Softwood trees are fast growing, meaning that with the same amount of land more wood can be produced each year.
- Softwood is the safest type of wood material. Safer than that of composite products such as plywood or particle board, that contain resins, and safer than some hardwoods that are irritant or allergenic
- Whitewood spruce is grown sustainably in the UK and Europe, it has a very low energy cost for delivery and processing