|Hardwoods Chooser Chart
||Hard, tough and very strong. The close grain withstands wear and
||A very hard wood used for furniture, floors, veneers and wooden
||Not suitable for outside work because it is not durable to moisture
changes. It is difficult to work an does warp.
||White or pinkish.
||Very strong and durable. It is both hard and strong. Easier to
use than beech.
||Boat building, garden furniture, quality furniture and gate posts.
||It is heavy and expensive. It is prone to splitting and because
of it's tannic acid content it can corrode iron and steel fittings.
||Light to dark brown.
||Elastic, tough, durable, does not split easily, medium weight,
good for use under water.
||Turnery, garden furniture when correctly treated. some furniture.
||It will warp unless well seasoned.
||Light reddish brown.
||It is naturally durable to moisture because of it's oil content.
It does not corrode iron and steel fittings. it is hard and strong.veneers.
||Ships decks, garden furniture,
||It is difficult to glue because of the oil content. It blunts
tools very quickly.
|Available in wide and long boards. easy to work, fairly strong.
||Shop fittings, furniture, veneers
||Warps, Hardness varies.
||Pink to reddish brown.
||It is cheaper than mahogany.
||It is a mahogany substitute. furniture, interior joinery. Can
be used outside if correctly preserved.
||Does not polish as well as mahogany.
||Dark red or yellow.
||Attractive appearance. Available in larger sizes.
||High class furniture. Sometimes used as teak substitute in furniture.
||It can be difficult to plane and finish.
||Bronze yellowish-brown with irregular dark lines.
||Works well, durable.
||Sills, gates, doors, stairs, floors.
||Stains in contact with iron and moisture.
||Yellow to dark brown.