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Chestnt- Clear

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 Heartwood is a light to medium brown, darkening to a reddish brown with  age. Narrow sapwood is well-defined and is pale white to light brown.  Wormy Chestnut is also seen, which is chestnut that has been damaged by  insects, leaving holes and other discoloration in the wood. 

Hardness 540 lbf 

Chestnut- Wormy

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 Heartwood is a light to medium brown, darkening to a reddish brown with  age. Narrow sapwood is well-defined and is pale white to light brown.  Wormy Chestnut is also seen, which is chestnut that has been damaged by  insects, leaving holes and other discoloration in the wood.
Hardness 540 lbf 

Cherry

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 Heartwood is a light pinkish brown when freshly cut, darkening to a  medium reddish brown with time and upon exposure to light. Sapwood is a  pale yellowish color. 

Hardness 950

Walnut

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 Heartwood can range from a lighter pale brown to a dark chocolate brown  with darker brown streaks. Color can sometimes have a grey, purple, or  reddish cast. Sapwood is pale yellow-gray to nearly white. Figured grain  patterns such as curl, crotch, and burl are also seen. 

Hardness 1010

Maple- Hard( Sugar Maple)

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 Unlike most other hardwoods, the sapwood of Hard Maple lumber  is most commonly used rather than its heartwood. Sapwood color ranges  from nearly white, to an off-white cream color, sometimes with a reddish  or golden hue. The heartwood tends to be a darker reddish brown. Birdseye Maple  is a figure found most commonly in Hard Maple, though it’s also found  less frequently in other species.

Hardness 1450

Poplar

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 Heartwood is light cream to yellowish brown, with occasional streaks of  gray or green. Sapwood is pale yellow to white, not always clearly  demarcated from the heartwood. Can also be seen in mineral stained  colors ranging from dark purple to red, green, or yellow, sometimes  referred to as Rainbow Poplar. Colors tend to darken upon exposure to light. 

Hardness 540

Persimmon

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 Very wide sapwood is a white to pale yellowish-brown. Color tends to  darken with age. Very thin heartwood (usually less than 1″ wide) is dark  brown to black, similar to ebony.  

Hardness 2300

Eastern Red Cedar

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 Heartwood tends to be a reddish or violet-brown. Sapwood is a pale  yellow color, and can appear throughout the heartwood as streaks and  stripes. 

Hardness 900

IPE- Brazilian

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 Heartwood can vary in color from reddish brown, to a more yellowish  olive brown or darker blackish brown; sometimes with contrasting darker  brown/black stripes. In certain species, there are powdery yellow  deposits within the wood. Ipe can be difficult to distinguish visually  from Cumaru, another dense South American timber, though Ipe tends to be darker, 

Hardness 3510

Ash- White

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 The heartwood is a light to medium brown color. Sapwood can be very wide, and tends to be a beige or light brown 

Katalox-Mexican Royal Ebony

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 Heartwood is dark reddish brown to nearly black, sometimes with a strong  purple hue. Sapwood is sharply demarcated and is pale yellowish white. 

Hardness 3660

Cocobolo

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 Cocobolo can be seen in a kaleidoscope of different colors, ranging from  yellow, orange, red, and shades of brown with streaks of black or  purple. Sapwood is typically a very pale yellow. 

Hardness 2960

Rosewood- Honduran

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 eartwood color can range from a deep brownish-purple to a light-brown. Most common is a brownish-mauve color. 

Hardness 2200

Rosewood-African- Bubinga

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 Heartwood ranges from a pinkish red to a darker reddish brown with  darker purple or black streaks. Sapwood is a pale straw color and is  clearly demarcated from the heartwood 

Hardness 2410

Rosewood- Carribean- Chechen

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 Heartwood color is highly varied, with red, orange, and brown contrasted with darker stripes of blackish brown. 

Hardness 2210

Rosewood- Bolivian- Moado- Pau Ferro

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 Color can be highly varied, ranging from reddish/orange to a dark violet/brown, usually with contrasting darker black streaks. 

Hardness 1960

Rosewood- Nicaraguan

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 Typically a cinnamon brown, heartwood color can be highly variable, ranging from a light brown to a deep, russet brown. 

Hardness 1210

GoncaloAlves- Tigerwood

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 Heartwood is typically a medium reddish brown with irregularly spaced streaks of dark brown to black. 

Hardness 2170

Hormigo- Macauba- Wood of the Song

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 Heartwood color can be highly variable, ranging from a bright red to a  darker reddish or purplish brown, frequently with darker stripes.  

Hardness 2700

Kingwood

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 Heartwood is a dark purplish or reddish brown with darker black streaks.  

Hardness 3340

Leopardwood

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 Has a very conspicuous flecking that gives this wood its namesake. The  wood itself is a medium to dark reddish brown with grey or light brown  rays, which resemble the spots of a leopard 

Hardness 2150

Marblewood

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 Heartwood is yellow to golden brown, with irregular brown, purple, or black streaks.  

hardness 2530

Padauk

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 Heartwood color can vary, ranging from a pale pinkish orange to a deep brownish red. 

Hardness 1970

Zebrawood

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 Heartwood is a light brown or cream color with dark blackish brown streaks vaguely resembling a zebra’s stripes.  

Hardness 1830

Bobote

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Maple Wormy

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 Unlike most other hardwoods, the sapwood of Hard Maple lumber  is most commonly used rather than its heartwood. Sapwood color ranges  from nearly white, to an off-white cream color 

This wood has worm holes throughout

Maple- Splated

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 Unlike most other hardwoods, the sapwood of Hard Maple lumber  is most commonly used rather than its heartwood. Sapwood color ranges  from nearly white, to an off-white cream color 

Discolorization


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