Wood

Alder - Red

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 Source:  Pacific Coast (California and north).
Color:  Pale pinkish-brown to almost white.
Uses:  Unexposed structural parts for furniture; core stock.

Ash

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Source: Eastern USA, Lake States, New England and Central States.
Color: Warm brown heartwood with narrow light brown sapwood.
Uses: Interiors, furniture, handles of tools and implements, sporting and athletic goods. 

Aspen

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Source: Newfoundland, Labrador, West to the Yukon,  South as Mexico.

Color:  Heartwood tends to be a light brown. Wide sapwood is a pale yellow to nearly white.

Uses:  Intarsia, carving, secondary wood (cabinetry/furniture making), boxes/crates, veneer, plywood, and various utility purposes. 

Basswood

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Source:  North America.

Color:  Pale white to light brown color, with sapwood and heartwood sections not clearly defined.  

Uses:  Carvings, lumber, musical instruments (electric guitar bodies), veneer, plywood, and wood pulp and fiber products. 

Beech

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Source: North America.

Color:  Reddish-brown in color and slightly coarse with conspicuous rays and tiny pores. 

Uses: Cabinetmaking, furniture, solid and laminated flooring, brush backs, veneers, wooden spoons, handrail parts.

Balsa

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Source:  Central and South America.

Color: Heartwood tends to be a pale reddish brown color.

Uses: Rafts, surfboards, model airplanes, musical instruments, packing/transport cases, core stock in sandwich laminations, and fishing lures. 

Birch

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 Source: Canada and the USA (Lake States).
Color: Cream or light brown tinged with red, with thin, nearly white sapwood.
Uses: Furniture, interiors, interior and exterior doors, store fixtures, accessories.

Butternut

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Source: North America.

Color: Medium brown and resembles American Walnut, it's just not as dark. 

Uses:  High-class and utility joinery, interior trim, cabinet fitments, furniture, boxes, crates, veneer, paneling. 

Cedar - Aromatic Red

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Source: Eastern USA and Southern Canada.
Color: Light red with streaks of creamy white.
Uses: Linen and blanket chests, pencils, boxes. 

Cherry

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 Source: Maine to Dakotas and Appalachians, Pennsylvania to West Virginia.
Color: Light reddish-brown.

Uses: Fine Furniture, woodworker and engravers blocks .

Cotton Wood

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 Source: Eastern Cottonwood can be found in North America, from Quebec all the way to Texas. 

Color: The sapwood is typically a pale yellow to off-white and the heartwood is a light brown.

Uses:  Boxes/crates, veneer, plywood, and various utility purposes.

Cypress

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Source: Southeastern United States.

Color: Tends to be a light, yellowish brown. Sapwood is nearly white. 

Uses:  Exterior construction, docks, boat-building, interior trim, and veneer.  

Douglas Fir

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 Source: Northeastern Canada and USA to Southwest into Mexico.
Color: Heartwood varies with conditions of growth from pinkish-yellow to reddish-brown.

Uses: Heavy duty construction such as wharves, trestles, bridge parts and commercial buildings.

Hickory

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Source: Northeastern Canada and USA, south-west into Mexico.
Color: White to cream with inconspicuous fine brown lines and tan heartwood.
Uses: As veneers-furniture, skis and moulding and bent plywood requiring extreme strength
Availability: Readily as veneer and lumber. 

Maple Hard

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 Source: USA (Lake States), Appalachians, Northwest USA, Canada.
Color: Cream to light reddish-brown heartwood, thin white sapwood tinged slightly with reddish-brown.
Uses: Furniture, interiors, fixtures, flooring, wooden-ware, cutting surfaces, bakery paddles and other industrial uses, school furniture.

Maple Soft

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Source: USA (Lake States), Appalachians, Northwest USA, Canada.
Color: Cream to light reddish-brown heartwood, thin white sapwood tinged slightly with reddish-brown.
Uses: The same species used for bowling alleys can also be sliced into gorgeous veneers.

Pine Ponderosa

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 Source:  Western - Pacific Northwest, Eastern - Eastern USA and North.
Color:  Cream color to light reddish-brown with yellowish-white sapwood.
Uses: Used in construction and interior finishing of buildings, lumber and veneer for furniture.

Pine Sugar

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Source:  Western North America.

Color:  Heartwood is a light brown, sometimes with a slightly reddish hue. Sapwood is a pale yellow to nearly white.

Uses:  Crates, boxes, interior millwork, construction lumber, and musical instruments (piano keys). 

Poplar

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 Source: Eastern USA.
Color: White to yellowish cast, sometimes with slight greenish cast, and occasionally with rather dark streaks.
Uses: As veneer for faces, cross-banding, and backs for plywood; as lumber for furniture component parts, turnery, interior trim and millwork, cabinetry, and exterior trim and siding. 

Red Oak

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Source: USA (especially Appalachians), Ohio, Kentucky.
Color: Slightly redder tinge than While Oak, although difficult for an untrained eye to tell the difference.
Uses: Nearly all common uses of hardwoods, and especially popular where strength and durability are required.

Walnut

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Source:  North America.

Color: Black Walnut heartwood is rich dark brown to purplish-black and is usually straight grained. 

Uses:  Extensively used in high-quality furniture, cabinetmaking, boatbuilding, musical instruments, clock cases, turning and carving. Sliced or cut for paneling, veneers. 

White Oak

 Source: Eastern USA (especially Central States) and through Appalachian region. 
Color: From light brown with a greyish tinge in the heartwood to shades of ochre in the sapwood.
Uses: Nearly all common uses of hardwoods, and especially popular where strength and durability are required.

Willow

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 Source: Walnut grows throughout the United States and southern Canada, however, its commercial range is confined largely to the Central States.
Color: Light grey-brown to dark purplish-brown.
Uses: Furniture, architecturally woodwork, gunstocks, novelties  .

 

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