Spruce, Sitka

Spruce
Spruce, Sitka
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There is little difference in colour between sapwood and heartwood, the wood generally being a creamy white, but the heartwood usually has a pinkish tinge. It usually has a very straight grain, but occasionally this may be spiral, while the texture is medium but dependent on the rate of growth,...
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Sucupira
Sucupira
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The heartwood is a dull brown to reddish-brown colour with light yellow parenchyma markings especially noticeable on plain-sawn surfaces. The sapwood is narrow, whitish and clearly demarcated. The texture is coarse and the grain wavy and irregular, occasionally slightly interlocked.
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Taun
Taun
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The sapwood is 30mm to 50mm wide, pale reddish in colour and not clearly distinguished from the heartwood which is pale pinkish-brown darkening with age. There appears to be some variation in colour in the timber from different localities in the Philippines, some having a light red heartwood, while much...
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Utile
Utile
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The heartwood and sapwood are distinct; the heartwood is pale pink when freshly cut, darkening on exposure to reddish-brown. It closely resembles the related sapele, both in appearance and properties, but is more open in texture due to the larger pores, and generally lacks the cedar-like odour of sapele. The...
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Virola
Virola, light
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The heartwood is a cream or tan colour when freshly cut darkening on exposure to a pinkish, golden brown or deep reddish-brown, not very clearly demarcated from the lighter coloured sapwood. The wood has a low lustre and medium to coarse texture; the grain is straight, and the wood weighs...
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Wallaba
Wallaba
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The sapwood is grey or greyish-white in colour, sharply demarcated from the deep red to reddish-purple heartwood. The surface of the wood is streaked with resin, which appears in concentric rings on the ends of logs with gummy exudations. The wood is straight grained, and the texture is medium to...
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Yew
Yew
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The sapwood is very narrow and white in colour sharply demarcated from the heartwood which varies in colour from orange-brown to dark purplish-brown, the lighter-coloured wood often containing darker streaks. Although the natural growth tendency is to produce narrow growth rings which account for the hard, compact, and elastic nature...
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Pine
Pine, Southern
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The sapwood is narrow in the better grades, sometimes up to 50mm wide, lighter in colour than the heartwood which is yellowish-brown to reddish-brown. Both species are typical of the hard-pine class, being resinous, with the growth-rings usually well-marked by the contrast between the light-coloured early-wood, and the dense, darker-coloured...
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Red alder
Red alder
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Heartwood is only formed in very old trees and there is no demarcation between sapwood and heartwood. The timber is almost white when freshly cut, changing to light tan to light brown with a yellow or reddish tinge on exposure to air. The timber has fairly straight grain and a...
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Red Angelim
Red Angelim
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This timber is very heavy and hard. It is red brown in colour with a medium texture and is slightly lustrous. The grain can be straight or interlocked (interlocked grain is slight).
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