Walnut, African

Walnut
Walnut, African
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It is of a golden brown colour, marked with black streaks (caused by secretory tissue or 'gum lines'), which have given it the name 'walnut'. When planed the surface is distinctly lustrous The sapwood is narrow, buff or light brown in colour and normally sharply defined from the heartwood, although...
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Rubberwood
Rubberwood
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The tree produces a light hardwood, weighing between 560 and 640 kg/m3 when dry. There is little distinction between sapwood and heartwood, the wood being whitish when freshly cut, becoming light brown in colour on exposure with a pink tinge. The grain is straight, the texture moderately coarse but even,...
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Limba
Limba
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Usually both the heartwood and sapwood are light yellowish- brown in colour, similar to light oak. Occasionally, however, the heartwood contains irregular greyish markings, with streaks which may be almost black (the cause of these markings is not known) Such timber is very attractive in appearance and fetches good prices,...
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Lime
Lime, European
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There is no distinction by colour between sapwood and heartwood, the wood being pale yellowish-white when freshly cut, turning to pale brown when dried. It is a soft, compact wood, with a fine, uniform texture, and a straight grain. It weighs about 560 kg/m3 when dried.
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Mahogany
Mahogany, American
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The sapwood is generally 25mm to 50mm wide, yellowish-white in colour, sharply demarcated from the heartwood, which is pinkish or salmon coloured when freshly sawn, later becoming light reddish-brown with a golden lustre. The grain which is pinkish or salmon coloured when freshly sawn, later becoming light reddish-brown with a...
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Idigbo
Idigbo
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A plain, pale yellow to light brown coloured wood. sometimes relieved by a zonal figure originating in the growth rings, suggesting plain oak. There is little distinction between sapwood and heartwood, though the latter is somewhat darker in colour. The grain is straight to slightly irregular, and the texture is...
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Chestnut
Chestnut, sweet
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The sapwood is narrow, and distinct from the heartwood which is yellowish-brown in colour, closely resembling oak in appearance but lacking the silver-grain figure characteristic of that timber, resulting from the finer rays. The grain may be straight, but is more commonly spiral, particularly in wood from old trees, while...
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Elm
Elm, European
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The heartwood is a dull brown colour, clearly defined when green from the lighter-coloured sapwood. The irregular growth rings together with the cross-grained character of the wood gives it an attractive appearance, but the large early-wood pores produce a rather coarse texture. The timber of these species when grown on...
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Gedu nohor
Gedu nohor
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The heartwood is typically a uniform reddish-brown, but occasional logs are much lighter coloured, sometimes a pale pink not very different from the pinkish-grey sapwood which may be 100mm wide. The heartwood darkens on exposure. The grain is interlocked, but the stripe figure produced on quarter-sawn surfaces is rather irregular...
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