Whitewood, European

Whitewood European
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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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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Wallaba
Wallaba
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The sapwood is grey or greyish-white in colour, sharply demarcated from the deep red to reddish-purple heartwood. The surface of the wood is streaked with resin, which appears in concentric rings on the ends of logs with gummy exudations. The wood is straight grained, and the texture is medium to...
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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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Poplar
Poplar
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Poplar timber can be grouped with willow, lime and horse chestnut, since they are all soft, fine-textured woods, generally without lustre and without any very characteristic colour. Poplar wood is whitish or greyish in colour generally, but may be light brown, with no clear distinction between sapwood and heartwood. It...
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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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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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Red Angelim
Red Angelim
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This timber is very heavy and hard. It is red brown in colour with a medium texture and is slightly lustrous. The grain can be straight or interlocked (interlocked grain is slight).
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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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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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