Spruce, Canadian

Spruce
Spruce, Canadian
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There is no difference by colour between sapwood and heartwood, the wood being almost white to pale yellowish brown, closely resembling European whitewood. It is straight-grained and lustrous, without taste or odour, and only slightly resinous. The wood weighs about 416 kg/m3 when dried, but since a proportion of other...
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Balsa
Balsa
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Balsa is the lightest and softest timber used commercially. It possesses an unusually high degree of buoyancy and provides very efficient insulation against heat and sound; where these properties are essential, the wood is adaptable to a great number of special uses. The best balsa is almost white in colour...
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Cedar
Cedar, Western red
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The sapwood is narrow and white in colour, and the heartwood is reddish-brown. When freshly felled, the heartwood often displays a marked variation in colour; that from the centre of the log may be a dark chocolate-brown changing to salmon pink nearer the sapwood, or the wood may be variegated...
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