Utile

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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Walnut
Walnut, American
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The sapwood is usually narrow, and pale brown in colour, the heartwood varying in colour from rich chocolate-brown to a purplish-black. The wood has a fine even texture and a rather coarse grain, and weighs about 660 kg/m3 when dried.
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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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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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Purpleheart
Purpleheart
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The sapwood is creamy white to light pinkish cinnamon streaked with light brown, from 50mm to 100mm wide, and sharply demarcated from the heartwood which is most often recognised for its unusual colouring. It is greyish-purple when freshly cut. later becoming a violet purple to deep purple through an oxidation...
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Red Grandis
Red Grandis
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The colour can vary to almost white to light pink or dark red, the sapwood does not vary significantly from the heartwood, and this should be taken into account when processing it is for end uses where sapwood exclusion is important. The grain may be interlocked but plantation stock is...
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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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Oak
Oak, American white
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Although generally resembling European oak, American white oak is more variable in colour, ranging from pale yellow-brown to pale reddish-brown, often with a pinkish tint. The multi-seriate rays are generally higher than those of the red oaks producing a more prominent and attractive silver-grain figure on quarter-sawn surfaces. The grain...
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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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Oak
Oak, Tasmanian
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The timbers of the three species are similar in appearance and are generally difficult to separate, nor is it usually necessary to do this, however the following descriptions give a guide to their separate identification. E. obliqua. The wood is usually of a pale to light-brown colour, but some Tasmanian...
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