Search the Community
Showing results for tags 'hardwood'.
African Mahogany is a hardwood with an interlocked or straight grain, often with a ribbon figure, and a moderately coarse texture. Color ranges from creamy-white sapwood to reddish brown heartwood, often with a purple cast. African Mahogany is moderately heavy and hard with medium bending and crushing strength, low stiffness and shock resistance, moderate decay resistance, and good stability. African Mahogany (endgrain 10x)
Cherry is a hardwood with rich color and a flowing grain pattern. The fine, satiny texture of the wood is uniform and frequently wavy, with distinctive gum veins and pockets. The lustrous heartwood ranges from light to dark reddish brown, contrasting sharply with the sapwood, which may be light brown to pale with a light pinkish tone; however, between boards there may be significant color variations. Small gum spots, pin knots, and mineral streaks are characteristic. Cherry is extremely light-sensitive, and darkens significantly with age and intensity due to sunlight exposure.
Red Alder is the most abundant hardwood in the Pacific Northwest region of the United States, and is a commercially important lumber. Alder is a relatively soft hardwood with a grain pattern similar to Cherry. The color is uniform and varies slightly from reddish-brown to light tan or honey. Knotty alder has a rustic, rugged look; knots are random in size, quantity and location. Open, star, and split knots are common. Alder accepts stain and finishes very well.