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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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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Simarouba
Simarouba
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The timber is whitish or straw-coloured with no differentiation between the heartwood and sapwood.There are occasional oily streaks. The timber is lustrous with a medium texture and a straight grain.
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Spruce
Spruce, Sitka
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There is little difference in colour between sapwood and heartwood, the wood generally being a creamy white, but the heartwood usually has a pinkish tinge. It usually has a very straight grain, but occasionally this may be spiral, while the texture is medium but dependent on the rate of growth,...
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Sycamore
Sycamore
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There is no difference by colour between sapwood and heartwood, the wood being white, or yellowish-white when freshly cut, with a natural lustre especially noticeable on quarter-sawn surfaces. It is generally straight grained but may be curvy or wavy grained, and the texture is fine. The average weight is 630...
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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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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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Tulipwood
Tulipwood
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The sapwood is white, and in second-growth trees, very wide; the heartwood is variable in colour, ranging from olive green to yellow or brown, and may be streaked with steel-blue. The annual growth terminates in a white band of parenchyma giving a subdued figure to longitudinal surfaces. The wood is'...
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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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