Walnut, European

Walnut
Walnut, European
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Walnut timber varies very considerably in colour; the sapwood is a pale straw colour, clearly defined from the heartwood which is greyish or greyish-brown, but infiltrations of colouring matter produce a darker-coloured streaky figure to the wood some- times irregularly distributed throughout the heartwood at other times being concentrated in...
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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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Ramin
Ramin
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The sapwood is not differentiated from the heartwood by colour, but is usually from 38mm to 50mm wide. The heartwood is a uniform pale straw colour; planed surfaces are practically without lustre or figure. The grain is straight to shallowly interlocked, and the texture is moderately fine and even. The...
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Oak
Oak, Japanese
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The timber is a uniform yellowish-brown, a little paler in colour than that of European or American white oak, and much milder in character, due to the slow, even growth. It weighs about 670 kg/m3 when dried. Timber from trees grown in the main island generally has a pinkish shade.
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Movingue
Movingue
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The pale yellow sapwood is narrow and not clearly defined: the heartwood is pale to bright yellow to yellow-brown. The texture is fine although the grain is often interlocked, sometimes wavy and the wood has a very lustrous surface. This is a moderately hard, heavy timber.
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Ash
Ash, American
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Black ash The timber is greyish-brown to brown in colour, darker than that of white ash, (F. americana) and inferior to that timber in general strength properties and lighter in weight, about 560 kg/m3 when dried. A certain amount of this species is used for interior trim and fittings It...
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Birch
Birch, European
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There is no distinct heartwood, the wood being whitish to pale brown, without conspicuous features, fairly straight grained, fine-textured, and weighing about 670 kg/m3 when dried. Despite the normally featureless appearance of birch, changes in appearance occasionally take place due to beetle attack. An insect known as Agromyzia carbonaria is...
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