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Types of Wood

Wood is one of the most commonly used materials in the world, and as a naturally sustainable material is perfect for architecture, interiors design, home decor, everyday use, fashion, and artistic objects. Each type of wood has its own unique characteristics, which in turn can add different degrees of warmth, emphasis, and beauty to its design. Down below is a guide we share with some of our knowledge about types of wood.

beech

Beech

Beech is typically a pale cream color, sometimes with a pink or brown hue. Veneer tends to be slightly darker in color, as slicing the veneer usually requires the wood to be prepared with steam, which gives the wood a more golden tone.

ebony

Ebony

Ebony is considered a very rare and high-end wood on the commercial timber market, often used in the manufacture of traditional Chinese musical instruments and fine furniture.

rosewood

Rosewood

Rosewoods are strong and heavy, taking an excellent polish, being suitable for guitars, handles, furniture, and luxury flooring. It has a medium texture and fairly small pores. The grain is usually narrowly interlocked.

alder

Alder

Alder is very easy to work with both hand and machine tools; it sands especially easy. The wood is rather soft, however, and care must be taken to avoid denting it in some applications.

maple

Maple

Maple comes in two varieties. Hard and soft. Both varieties are harder than many other woods. Soft maple is relatively easy to work with. Because of their fine, straight grain,.

spoi

Sipo

Sipo works fairly easily, with hand and machine tools, but it may char during boring. An interlocked grain may cause some tearing of the wood during moulding. It is easy to saw and it can be planed to a perfect finish.

cheery

Cherry

Cherry has no rivals that are as easy to work, fine textured, strong and regal in color. It's highly rated in all working properties including wood bending and turning. Cherry's color ages to a richer, rusty red brown with any clear finish.

Pecan

Pecan

Pecan wood is a type of hickory wood and it has slightly lower strength values than some of the other species of Hickory, but it is still among the hardest and strongest of woods native to the United States.

ash

Ash

Ash is a tough hardwood which is known for its excellent bending abilities. It is primarily used for bent pieces of furniture such as a chair with curved backrests.

oak

Oak

Oak is one of the most used woods for furniture. The grain has a beautiful “ray flake” pattern to it. It is known for having lovely open wood grain markings. Some also resistant to moisture and can be used on outdoor furniture.

cedar

Cedar

Cedar is very easy to work with hand and machine tools. The grain can tear easily once blades are slightly compromised, leaving a clouded surface. Sands, stains, and finishes quite well.

Pterocarpus-Indicus

Pterocarpus Indicus

Pterocarpus-Indicus takes a back seat to the burl from its wood, it is still a very valued wood for furniture and decorative veneers. Its uses include high-end joinery, flooring, furniture, cabinetry, paneling, novelties, and specialty items and carved pieces such as furniture feet and finials.

mesquite

Mesquite

Mesquite wood is largely dictated by the quality of the wood itself. Mesquite that is clear and free from defects is easy to work with hand and machine tools, but irregular grain or knots can be challenging. Glues, turns, and finishes well.

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