Whitewood, European

Whitewood
Whitewood, European
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Silver fir: The timber closely resembles that of Norway spruce (Picea abies) but is slightly less lustrous. It is almost white in colour, with a yellowish-brown cast and faintly marked annual rings. The grain is straight, and the texture fine. The wood weighs 480 kg/m3 when dried. Spruce, Norway: There...
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Pine
Pine, Scots
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The sapwood is creamy-white to yellow in colour, narrow, especially in northern environments, becoming wider in the southern areas, and the heartwood is pale yellowish-brown to reddish-brown, resinous, and usually distinct from the sapwood. The growth rings are clearly marked by the denser late-wood. The quality of the timber is...
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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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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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Redwood
Redwood, European
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The sapwood is creamy-white to yellow in colour, narrow, especially in northern environments, becoming wider in the southern areas, and the heartwood is pale yellowish-brown to reddish-brown, resinous, and usually distinct from the sapwood. The growth rings are clearly marked by the denser late-wood. The quality of the timber is...
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Oak
Oak, European
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There is no essential difference in the appearance of the wood of either species. The sapwood is 25mm to 50mm wide and lighter in colour than the heartwood which is yellowish-brown. Quarter-sawn surfaces show a distinct silver-grain figure due to the broad rays. The annual rings are clearly marked by...
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Louro
Louro
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The timber is light reddish brown to yellow brown with a golden sheen. The sapwood is well defined and grey or creamy brown in colour. The grain is interlocked and the texture medium.
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Meranti
Meranti, dark red
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Sapwood lighter in colour and distinct from the heartwood which is red-brown darkening to a dark red; planed surfaces fairly lustrous, stripe figure on radial surfaces. Grey-coloured narrow streaks are often present on all longitudinal surfaces, caused by concentric layers of resin canals. The texture is rather coarse but even,...
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Itauba
Itauba
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The timber varies in colour from yellow brown to dark lustrous brown, sometimes with an olive cast. The sapwood is not clearly demarcated from the heartwood. The grain may be straight, interlocked or undulating. The timber is hard and heavy.
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Larch
Larch, European
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The heartwood is pale reddish-brown to brick-red in colour, sharply defined from the narrow, lighter-coloured sapwood. It is a very resinous wood, with clearly marked annual rings, a straight grain, and a fine, uniform texture. It is rather heavy, weighing 590 kg/m3 when dried.
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