Wenge

Wenge
Wenge
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Sapwood whitish, heartwood dark brown with fine, close blackish veining, giving the wood a handsome appearance. A very hard and heavy wood, it weighs about 880 kg/m3 when dried (panga panga is slightly lighter in weight at 800 kg/m3). Straight grained, it has a rather coarse texture.
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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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Tatajuba
Tatajuba
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The sapwood is pale yellow to yellowish-white in colour, narrow and sharply demarcated from the heartwood which is yellow with darker streaks when first cut, becoming lustrous golden-brown to russet after seasoning and exposure. The gram is medium to moderately coarse and usually interlocked, presenting a rather broad striped figure...
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Teak
Teak
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The sapwood is usually narrow, pale yellowish-brown in colour, and the heartwood is dark golden-yellow darkening on exposure to brown or dark brown, sometimes figured with dark markings. The wood is dull, with a rough, oily feel, and characteristically scented when fresh, the odour reminiscent of old leather. The grain...
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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, African
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It is of a golden brown colour, marked with black streaks (caused by secretory tissue or 'gum lines'), which have given it the name 'walnut'. When planed the surface is distinctly lustrous The sapwood is narrow, buff or light brown in colour and normally sharply defined from the heartwood, although...
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Pine
Pine, Radiata
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The pale coloured sapwood is commonly 75mm to 150mm wide, clearly distinct from the pinkish-brown heartwood. The growth rings, although mostly wide and distinct show rather less contrast between early-wood and late-wood than those of Scots or Corsican pine, consequently the texture is relatively uniform. The average weight of the...
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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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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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Pine
Pine, Yellow
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The sapwood is almost white, and the heartwood varies from creamy-white to light straw-brown, or light reddish-brown. The wood is not particularly resinous, but resin ducts produce short, brown-coloured, thin lines on longitudinal surfaces. The grain is straight, and the texture is fine and even, planed surfaces have a satin-like...
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