Willow

Willow
Willow
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The sapwood is white and the heartwood pinkish in colour, and very similar to poplar in appearance. The sapwood varies in width according to species and growth conditions, and growth is generally rapid, the growth-rings appearing on longitudinal surfaces as faint zones caused by parenchyma marking each season's growth. The...
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Piqua
Piqua
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The heartwood is straw yellow in colour with a pinkish tinge and not easily distinguishable from the sapwood. The timber is rather coarse textured with a grain that is frequently interlocked.
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Ramin
Ramin
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The sapwood is not differentiated from the heartwood by colour, but is usually from 38mm to 50mm wide. The heartwood is a uniform pale straw colour; planed surfaces are practically without lustre or figure. The grain is straight to shallowly interlocked, and the texture is moderately fine and even. The...
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Lignum vitae
Lignum vitae
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Extremely hard and heavy, lignum vitae is one of the heaviest woods in the trade, and weighs on average 1250 kg/m3 at 15 per cent moisture content. The heartwood is a dark greenish-brown to almost black and readily distinguished from the narrow pale yellow or cream-coloured sapwood. The wood is...
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Hickory
Hickory
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All the species are similar in appearance; the sapwood is white, and usually wide, and is generally preferred, while the heartwood is brown or reddish-brown in colour. The grain is straight, and only occasionally wavy or irregular, and the texture is coarse, not unlike ash in general appearance. The true...
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Ipi
Ipi
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The heartwood is yellowish green when first cut, turning a light to dark olive-brown with lighter or darker streaks. The sapwood is distinct, greyish-white in colour, and 38mm to 88mm wide. The texture is fine; the grain is straight to occasionally irregular, and the lustre is low to medium. Pores...
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Garapa
Garapa
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The sapwood is narrow and whitish in colour while the heart wood is mainly yellowish, varying from yellowish-brown to pinkish-yellow, tending to acquire a reddish or coppery hue after exposure. The wood is lustrous, with a straight to roey grain (occasionally slightly interlocked) and fine, uniform texture. The wood is...
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Alder
Alder
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There is no distinction by colour between sapwood and heartwood, the wood being a dull, light reddish-brown colour, without lustre, soft. and light in weight, about 530 kg/m3 when dried.
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Ash
Ash, American
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Black ash The timber is greyish-brown to brown in colour, darker than that of white ash, (F. americana) and inferior to that timber in general strength properties and lighter in weight, about 560 kg/m3 when dried. A certain amount of this species is used for interior trim and fittings It...
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