Allergies/Toxicity: Besides the standard health risks associated with any type of wood dust, no further health reactions have been associated with Buloke. See the articles Wood Allergies and Toxicity and Wood Dust Safety for more information. Pricing/Availability: Seldom available outside Australia.
Ebony is a dense black hardwood, most commonly yielded by several different species in the genus Diospyros, which also contains the persimmons. Ebony is dense enough to sink in water. It is finely-textured and has a very smooth finish when polished, making it valuable as an ornamental wood.
Cedar wood comes from various types of cedar trees. Its rich color and durability make it a popular choice for floors, furniture and decorative touches inside the home. Cedar wood is found around the world, but some of the most popular species are found in North America.
Workability: Cherry is known as being one of the best all-around woods for workability. It is stable, straight-grained, and machines well. The only difficulties typically arise if the wood is being stained, as it can sometimes give blotchy results—using a sanding sealer prior to staining, or using a gel-based stain is recommended.
Fiberboard is a kind of wood product that has been specially engineered from fibers of wood (where the name is derived). Fiberboard is a dense product that is used in many industries and can be found in particle board (less dense), medium-density fiberboard and also hardboard.
Lignum vitae is a wood, also called guayacan or guaiacum, and in parts of Europe known as pockholz, from trees of the genus Guaiacum. The trees are indigenous to the Caribbean and the northern coast of South America and have been an important export crop to Europe since the beginning of the 16th century.
Mahogany also resists wood rot, making it attractive in boat construction and outdoor decking. It is a tonewood, often used for musical instruments, particularly the backs, sides and necks of acoustic guitars, electric guitar bodies, and drum shells because of its ability to produce a very deep, warm tone compared to other commonly used woods such as maple or birch.
Color/Appearance: Unlike most other hardwoods, the sapwood of Black Maple lumber is most commonly used rather than its heartwood. Sapwood color ranges from nearly white, to an off-white cream color, sometimes with a reddish or golden hue. The heartwood tends to be a darker reddish brown.
We matched up our tree/wood type by the LEAVES that were on the living tree at the time it was fallen..which doesn’t help you,of course.It would be hard to tell red oak from black oak other than the finished grain seems more ripply and more flakes in the black oak.The black oak is a rare tree around here,only one that I have ever seen locally ...
Pine wood is used for making carpentry items, such as floors, window frames, furniture and paneling. Pine wood is a type of softwood and there are more than 100 species of pine trees all over the world. Pine wood is known for its properties in resisting swelling and shrinking. The wood is usually ...
Schinopsis balansae is a hardwood tree known as willow-leaf red quebracho which forms forests in the subtropical Gran Chaco ecoregion of north-eastern Argentina, and Paraguay. It is also found in the wild Pantanal vegetation in Brazil. Some of its vernacular names are quebracho colorado chaqueño and quebracho santafesino.
Grain/Texture: Quebracho has a fine, uniform texture with a high natural luster. Grain tends to be irregular, roey, and interlocked. Endgrain: Diffuse-porous; medium to large pores in no specific arrangement, few to moderately numerous; primarily in radial multiples of 2-3; tyloses and other heartwood deposits present; narrow rays not visible without lens, normal spacing; parenchyma vasicentric and unilateral.
Allergies/Toxicity: Although severe reactions are quite uncommon, Black Walnut has been reported as a sensitizer. Usually most common reactions simply include eye and skin irritation. See the articles Wood Allergies and Toxicity and Wood Dust Safety for more information.