Walnut, American

Walnut
Walnut, American
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The sapwood is usually narrow, and pale brown in colour, the heartwood varying in colour from rich chocolate-brown to a purplish-black. The wood has a fine even texture and a rather coarse grain, and weighs about 660 kg/m3 when dried.
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Wenge
Wenge
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Sapwood whitish, heartwood dark brown with fine, close blackish veining, giving the wood a handsome appearance. A very hard and heavy wood, it weighs about 880 kg/m3 when dried (panga panga is slightly lighter in weight at 800 kg/m3). Straight grained, it has a rather coarse texture.
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Rosewood
Rosewood
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Brazilian Rosewood: The trees produce very varying examples of colour and figure in the wood which varies from chocolate or violet-brown, to a rich purple black. The timber has a somewhat oily appearance and the sapwood is nearly white in colour and sharply defined. When worked, the wood has a...
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Lignum vitae
Lignum vitae
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Extremely hard and heavy, lignum vitae is one of the heaviest woods in the trade, and weighs on average 1250 kg/m3 at 15 per cent moisture content. The heartwood is a dark greenish-brown to almost black and readily distinguished from the narrow pale yellow or cream-coloured sapwood. The wood is...
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Imbiua
Imbiua
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The timber is variable in colour with the heartwood yellowish, olive to chocolate brown, frequently variegated and sometimes figured. It is a fine to medium textured wood and the grain may be straight, wavy or curly.
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Ipi
Ipi
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The heartwood is yellowish green when first cut, turning a light to dark olive-brown with lighter or darker streaks. The sapwood is distinct, greyish-white in colour, and 38mm to 88mm wide. The texture is fine; the grain is straight to occasionally irregular, and the lustre is low to medium. Pores...
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Iroko
Iroko
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When freshly cut, or when unexposed to light, the heartwood is a distinct yellow colour, but on exposure to light it quickly becomes golden-brown. The sapwood is narrow, being about 50mm to 75mm wide, and clearly defined. The grain is usually interlocked and the texture is rather coarse but even,...
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Curupay
Curupay
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Dark reddish brown heartwood, with darker streaks running through the timber, the sapwood is a yellow-brown to light pink colour. Texture is fine to medium with an interlocked grain.
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Ebony
Ebony
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One of the best jet-black varieties is believed to be D. crassiflora. It is a very heavy timber weighing 1030kg/m3 when dried. Other species produce handsome black and brown striped varieties.
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Ekki
Ekki
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The sapwood is pale pink and sharply defined from the heart-wood, which is red-brown to dark brown with a somewhat speckled appearance due to white deposits in the pores. The grain is usually interlocked and the texture is coarse. The wood is extremely hard and heavy, weighing 960 to 1120...
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