Category Archives: Hardwoods

Walnut

Rich dark brown to purplish-black heartwood. Mostly straight grained with coarse texture. Works well. Very durable, mainly used for furniture and cabinetwork, high-class joinery, floors, panelling and gunstock. Description Varies from light grayish brown to deep chocolate brown to an almost black purplish brown. The grain is slightly open and usually straight, but may be… Read More »

Wenge

Dark brown heartwood with very close, fine almost black veins. Closely spaced whitish banks of parenchyma give a most attractive appearance. Used for furniture, cabinet work, flooring and interior joinery. Very limited availability. Description Heartwood is dark brown to almost black with alternate layers of light and dark tissue; sapwood yellowish white & clearly marked.… Read More »

White Oak

Similar to European Oak. Light coloured sapwood with light to dark brown heartwood. Mostly straight grained with medium to coarse texture. Main uses, construction, furniture, flooring, kitchen cabinets, architectural and exterior joinery, mouldings and barrel staves. Description Light tan to pale yellow brown, and may have a pinkish tinge. It is similar to European oak.… Read More »

Teak

Golden brown w/o markings. Used in furniture, cabinet making and flooring. Description Heartwood is a uniform golden brown w/o markings. Grain is usually straight to slightly wavy. Texture is coarse, uneven & oily to the touch. Weight between 38 & 43lbs pcf / sg .65.   Properties Medium bend & high crush strength. Low stiffness… Read More »