This timber is yellow, becoming golden-brown after seasoning and exposure. It is a hard and heavy specie that is classified as durable but works well.
Massaranduba heartwood is light red to rose red when freshly cut, turning dark reddish brown on exposure. The timber is hard and extremely heavy.
Ipe is olive-brown with lighter or darker streaks. The grain is straight to irregular with a low to medium lustre.
The heartwood is reddish-brown or purplish-brown, with light yellowish-brown or purplish streaks when freshly cut, turning to a variegated reddish and yellowish-brown after drying, but on exposure to light assuming a uniform yellowish-brown or light brown colour.
Emeri (Termunalia ivorensis)
Yellowish or light yellow-brown, more rarely light pinkish-brown.
Growth rings usually distinct, marked by comparatively dense zones giving the flat sawn timber a characteristic appearance suggesting plain oak.
Iroko (Chlorophora excelsa)
A timber with many of the desirable features of teak, Yelowish-brown or brown colour, with the lighter markings associated with the vessel lines.
Sapele (Entandrophragma cylindricum)
A medium to fairly dark reddish-brown wood, typically with a well marked stripe or roe figure. Pronounced cedar like scent when freshly cut, which gradually diminishes.
Dark Red Meranti (Shorea spp.)
The timber is medium to dark red-brown., commonly with conspicuous white dammar or resin streaks. Sapwood is pink and rather poorly defined. Texture is rather coarse.
Keruing (Dipterocarpus spp.)
The colour varies from pinkish-brown to dark brown., sometimes with a purple tint. Rather plain in appearance with a straight or shallowly interlocked grain. Texture is moderately coarse, but even.
Utile (Entandrophragma utile)
Fairly uniform reddish or purplish-brown in colour with an interlocked rather irregular grain. This timber is moderately durable.
Cherry (Prunus serotina)
Cherry is unsurpassed in its finishing qualities, and its uniform texture takes a finish very well
Eastern White Pine (Pinus strobus)
This timber is renowned for its superior stability and low shrinkage. It is a soft timber which is relatively easy to work.
Hard Maple (Acer saccharum, A nigrum)
The wood of all hard maples is similar. It has cream to light reddish brown coloured heartwood, with a thin white sapwood tinged with reddish brown.
Pacific Coast Hemlock (Tsuga heteropylla)
Similar properties to Douglas Fir and dries exceptionally well and nails firmly without splitting. It is the second great all purpose wood.
Red Oak (Quercus falcate)
Colour variations can differ markedly due to soil and climate conditions. The wood is extremely porous, heavy, hard and stiff.
Soft Maple (Acer rubrum, A saccharinum)
Well suited for enamel finished and brown tones. Although softer than other maples it is similar in fishing qualities.
Sycamore (Platanus occidentails)
Colour varies from nearly white to pale reddish brown. It is moderate in heaviness, hardness and strength, stiffness and shock resistance.
Tulipwood (Liriodendron tulipfera)
Canary yellow, sometimes with a greenish cast, occasionally dark streaks. Moderately light in weight and stiffness. Little
Tendency to split when nailed; takes and paint, enamel and stain exceptionally well.
Walnut (Juglans nigra)
Moderately heavy, hard, strong and has good shock resistance. Is one of the most durable of any hardwood. Colour varieties range from a light grey brown to a chocolate/dark purplish brown.
White Ash (Fraxinus americana)
The wood is generally heavy, hard, strong and a high shock resistance. Sapwood is light coloured to nearly white. Ash has excellent bending and finishing qualities.
White Oak (Quercus alba)
White oaks are found in abundance in the eastern half of the USA. All are heavy, hard and strong. White oaks vary by region, and site conditioning in their colour, texture and moisture content, average length and width.