Light brown heartwood, prominent wood rays and strong grain pattern.
Similar to White Oak but with a pinkish cast heartwood and somewhat stronger grain pattern.
Shares many of the same qualities as birch. It is hard, strong and has a good resistance to shock. Hard maple has white sapwood and brownish heartwood.
Identical in appearance to hard maple but softer and easier to work. White sapwood and mild brown heartwood.
Combining medium weight with superior toughness and strength, the wood has pale brown heartwood and nearly white sapwood. The grain pattern is strong.
A light weight fine grained wood with whitish sapwood and yellowish green heartwood.
Machines easily and takes a beautifully transparent finish. The heartwood has a reddish brown color and the sapwood has an off-white color. May contain gum pockets and streaks.
America’s heaviest, hardest and toughest commercially important hardwood. The heartwood is tan to brown in color. Sapwood is white.
Light, soft, with very fine, even texture, easily worked, good strength for its weight. Experiences high shrinkage when seasoned, but is stable once dry. Color light tan to nearly white. Wood is odorless and tasteless. One of the best carving woods in the world.
Heavy, hard, strong and stiff, with good shock resistance and wear properties. Medium luster, finishes well. Heartwood light reddish brown, displaying fine medullary ray flecks. Experiences considerable movement in use due to high shrinkage.