Plane, European

Plane
Plane, European
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The timber resembles beech in colour, the heartwood being light reddish-brown, usually clearly defined from the lighter- coloured sapwood. The rays however, are broader and more numerous than those of beech, and produce on quarter-sawn surfaces, an attractive fleck figure, the reddish-brown rays contrasting with the lighter-coloured background, thus giving...
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Red louro
Red louro
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The heartwood is deep salmon red when freshly cut, becoming a light reddish-brown when dried, resembling Honduras mahogany. The sapwood is creamy grey and clearly defined. The grain is either straight or roey. The texture is coarse and uniform.
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Sapele
Sapele
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The sapwood is pale yellow or whitish, the heartwood pinkish when freshly cut, darkening to typical mahogany colour of reddish-brown. Sapele is characterised by a marked and regular stripe, particularly pronounced on quarter-sawn surfaces. Occasionally mottle figure is present, It is fairly close textured, and the grain is interlocked. It...
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Makore
Makore
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The wood is somewhat similar to a close-grained mahogany. It varies in colour from pinkish to blood red or red-brown, the lighter coloured sapwood is usually 50mm to 75mm wide. Some logs are straight grained, but others have a striking, chequered figure and occasionally show streaks of a darker colour....
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Niangon
Niangon
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The heartwood and sapwood are not clearly distinct. The heartwood varies from pale pink to reddish-brown; the sapwood is lighter coloured and about 75mm wide. The gain is often wavy and interlocked, so that quarter-sawn material shows an irregular stripe figure. The texture is rather coarse, and the timber has...
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Andiroba
Andiroba
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Andiroba is closely related to the mahoganies (Swietenia and Khaya), and resembles mahogany and some grades of cedar (Cedrela) in colour, general appearance, and technical properties, but lacks the high lustre and attractive figure present in the better grades of mahogany. The heartwood is a light salmon or pale pink...
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Birch
Birch, American
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Paper birch: The wood is creamy-white in colour, with a fine, uniform texture, weighing about 710 kg/m3 when dried. Yellow birch: The sapwood is light yellow in colour and the heartwood a distinct reddish-brown, with the growth-rings marked with a narrow line of darker colour. There is a wide range...
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