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Woods

WOODS ARE LISTED IN COLOR FROM LIGHT TO DARK

 

S=Soft

MS=Medium Soft

MH=Medium Hard

H=Hard

VH=Very Hard

B=Brittle

 

HOLLY -  Whitest of all common woods, fine grain – MH

MAGNOLIA – Light tan, tine grain – MS

BIRCH – Light tan with fine lines – H

BEECH – Light tan with darker flecks – H

BEECH, QUARTERSAWN ENGLISH – Light tan – H

MAPLE – Light tan, figural dark lines H

BIRDSEYE MAPLE – Light tan with small knots – H

YELLOW CEDAR – White-yellow, medium grain S

LEMONWOOD a.k.a. “Degame” – white-yellow, straight pain – H

BOXWOOD – Light yellow, very fine grain – VH

ORANGEWOOD – Yellow brown, medium pain – MH

SATINWOOD – Golden yellow, some quilting – B/VH

RED ALDER – Tan to beige, not red. Fine grain – MS

POPLAR – Tan to green, fine grain – MS

OAK – Tan to pink, coarse grain – H

SYCAMORE – Tan with large fleck, medium grain – MS

GUM – Tan to brown, figural fine grain – MS

PEAR – Beige to brown, very fine grain – MH

MYRTLE – Brown to drab, medium grain – H

APRICOT – Red brown, lots of figural, fine grain – MH

CHERRY – Red brown, some figural, fine grain – MH

YEW – Orange brown, very fine grain, looks like Doug Fir in miniature – H

PERNAMBUCO – Orange, straight grain – VH

BOCOTE – Yellow and brown stripe – H

KOA – Golden brown, coarse grain – MS

MANSONIA – Brown, medium fine grain – MH

WALNUT – Brown, coarse grain – H

CEDAR – Red brown, fine grain with some knots – MS

TULIP – Red and cream striped, medium grain – H

DANTA – Pale pink to pink brown, fine grain – MS

MAHOGANY – Red brown, medium grain- MH

SATENE – Red Bloodwood, medium grain – VH

PURPLEHEART -  Purple coarse grain – H

COCOBOLO – Very dark red brown, medium grain – VH

ROSEWOOD E.I. – Purple brown, coarse grain – H

MACASSAR EBONY – Brown with black lines, fine grain – VH

EBONY – Black with some brown stripes, very fine grams – VH