Timber species we offer…

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ABACHI / WAWA / SAMBA

Occurrence: West Africa.

Appearance: Height 30-50 m, trunk length 20-25 m; a straight tree, sometimes cylindrical, often of irregular shape, with root growths.

Wood description: Wood of low specific weight, light yellow-white, sapwood difficult to distinguish from the heartwood. Heartwood ranging from ivory to yellow-gold, sometimes yellow-brown in color; simple, smooth will say

rustles, silky shiny.

Application

: Very often used in saunas. Also used for the production of plywood, furniture, wainscoting boards, decorative strips, and as construction wood.

Properties: Wood with low specific weight, unstable, stable and easy to dry.

AZOBE / BONGOSSI

Origin: West and central Africa.

Other names: Ivory Cost – Azobe; Nigeria – Ekki, Eba; Cameroon – Bongossi; Ghana – Kaku (Latin name: Lophira alata Banks ex Gaertn. f.)

Description of the wood: Sapwood: clearly separated, pale pink, up to 5 cm wide, sometimes an intermediate zone between the sapwood and the heartwood is visible. Heartwood: dark red to purple-brown color, white precipitate in the pores. Fibers: sometimes slightly braided. Texture: thick.

Processing: Filing: requires force, the blunting effect is small. Drying: slow, high risk of deformation and cracks. General processing: possible difficulties due to irregular fibers, special tools required. Gluing: requires special care. Nailing: pre-drilling required. Finishing: good. In the form of veneer, interesting for peripheral cutting.

Application: Railway sleepers, transport pallets, for building bridges, floors exposed to frequent use, floors in pens for pets, for the production of elements used in the construction of ports. Wood resistant to long-term water exposure.

Physical properties:

fresh specific gravity (kg/m3): 1150 – 1250
specific gravity at 12% (kg/m3) average: 1070
tangential shrinkage (T%): 11.5
radial shrinkage (R%): 7.8
compressive strength  (N/mm2): 96
static bending (N/mm2):  227
modulus of elasticity (N/mm2): 17400

EUKALIPTUS RED GRANDIS

Occurrence: Subtropical zone, Uruguay, plantation agriculture.

Appearance: The trees are suitable for sawmill purposes after an average growth period of min. 18-20 years old. In older trees, the height of the trunk without branches is up to 15 m, and their diameter is up to 50 cm.

Wood Description: Light reddish brown. Sapwood has the same color or is slightly lighter than the heartwood, uniform structure, almost closed pores.

Applications: In furniture construction, as well as for windows, floors, stairs and outdoor use. This wood is very suitable for surface treatment.

Properties: In accordance with the requirements of the German Window Manufacturers Association (VFF), it is approved as a raw material for window construction; Strength class: heartwood II, sapwood III; Gluing/Processing: good, especially machine processing; Surface treatment: very good; basically no insect infestation, low percentage of sapwood.

JATOBA

Origin: Amazon Basin, Guyana, Suriname, Venezuela, Colombia, Panama to Mexico.

Appearance: It can reach a height of up to 30 m, the trunk diameter can reach up to 1.5 m.

Wood Description: Sapwood is grey-brown, heartwood is orange to dark red-brown. Veined, striped texture.

Application: Terrace and facade boards, production of furniture, stairs and parquet; occasionally as top veneer wood; construction of ships, wagons and vehicles; suitable for internal and external construction.

Properties: Drying is good but slow; good durability.

IROKO / KAMBALA

Origin: In western and eastern Africa. Larger clusters in Cameroon and Côte d’Ivoire.

Appearance: The tree reaches a height of up to 50 m and a diameter of 150 cm. The trunk is straight, rarely deformed and has no branches up to 30 m high.

Wood Description: The heartwood is light brown, similar to oak and Indian oak. When raw, the core is light yellow to yellow, but quickly darkens in air. Sapwood is gray and narrow. They can be distinguished very well from the heartwood.

Application: Shipbuilding industry and wherever high resistance to weather conditions is required. Used for construction purposes, windows, doors, parquet floors, thresholds, ship and wagon construction, bridges and underwater construction, telegraph poles, barrel staves and many other special purposes. Typically not used for veneers.

Properties: Very durable wood and resistant to weather conditions, good for planing and turning, use hard alloy tools due to the mineral deposits, good durability, difficult to glue, therefore it is recommended to use synthetic glues, wood may cause irritation of the mucous membranes.

MERANTI

Origin: Southeast Asia, Philippines.

Appearance: Height 40-50 m, trunk length 10-25 m, cylindrical shape of the trunk, high root inflows.

Wood description: Yellowish-gray sapwood; heartwood pale pink to red-brown, slightly lighter in southern areas; simple, weak drawing; resin; in its raw state it smells intensely.

Application: Veneered wood; glued wood; construction wood intended for medium loads in internal and external construction; window scantlings.

Properties: Good and easy processing, susceptible to cutting and planing; easy and long drying; medium to good durability; suitable for varnishing and dyeing.

MERBAU

Origin: South Asia, especially Indonesia, Vietnam, Thailand, Malaysia.

Appearance: The tree can reach a height of up to 30 m and a diameter of up to 1.5 m.

Description of the wood: The heartwood is clearly distinguished from the sapwood in terms of color. While the heartwood is brown-gray to dark red-brown in color, the sapwood is pale yellow and 5-8 cm wide.

Application: For the production of natural veneers, furniture and facades, construction wood for heavier loads in internal and external construction, windows, doors, gates, parquet, stairs; thresholds, facades, in the construction of ships and vehicles and as specialized wood for chemical containers.

Properties: For the production of natural veneers, furniture and facades, construction wood for heavier loads in internal and external construction, windows, doors, gates, parquet, stairs; thresholds, facades, in the construction of ships and vehicles and as specialized wood for chemical containers.

LARCH

Origin: Western Siberia. Native to Russia and Mongolia, where it is one of the most important forest trees.

Appearance: The summer-green tree can reach a height of 45 m and has a straight, slender trunk with a diameter of 145 cm ending in a pyramidal crown.

Description of the wood: The heartwood is red-brown and differs in color from the light sapwood.

Application: Veneered wood, interior furnishings: furniture, internal and external facades, wainscoting and floors, construction wood for construction, windows, doors, gates, stairs; special applications: masts, sills, vats, coffers.

Properties: Strong wood is durable and has low shrinkage. It is characterized by good strength and elasticity, good, satisfactory durability also after drying.

OKOUME

Origin: Equatorial Africa.

Appearance: Height 35-40 m. The largest specimens can be up to 60 m tall, with a diameter at the butt of over 2 m.

Description of the wood: Sapwood, narrow, up to 2.5 cm, light, white in color, with a pinkish tint. The heartwood is darker than the sapwood, ranging in color from pink to light red-brown.

Application: Veneer wood; glued wood; construction wood intended for medium loads in internal and external construction; window scantlings.

Properties: Okoume is a light wood. Hand and machine processing is easy. After drying, the wood is very easy to plan and sand. Good and easy processing, susceptible to cutting and planing; easy and long drying; medium to good durability; suitable for varnishing and dyeing.

SAPELLI

Origin: West, Central and Southern Africa.

Appearance: Height 30-45 m, grows quickly; trunk length 15-25 m, straight, cylindrical trunk with few buttress roots.

Description of the wood: Sapwood, cream-colored, darkening over time to gray; heartwood pale pink to light brown, quickly darkens to red-brown; striped to finely striped.

Application: Veneered wood; interior furnishings: furniture, construction wood for internal and external construction, window scantlings, specialized wood for musical instruments (e.g. violin bottoms).

Properties: The heartwood is quite durable, but not resistant to the shipworm borer; upon contact with ferrous metals, blue staining is possible; easy to machine.

 

SIPO

Origin: West, Central and East Africa.

Appearance: Height 40-50 m, growing quickly; trunk length 20-30 m, straight, cylindrical trunk, with strongly developed root inflows.

Wood Description: Reddish gray to light brown sapwood; heartwood reddish-brown, darkens over time to purple; striped, needle-like scratches.

Application: Veneered wood; sometimes circumferentially cut for plywood production; interior furnishings: furniture, wainscoting, wall and ceiling coverings and parquet; construction wood for medium loads in internal and external construction; specialized wood for musical instruments.

Properties: The heartwood is quite durable, but not resistant to the shipworm borer; possible blue-ing upon contact with ferrous metals; well suited for mechanical processing; easy but long drying.

 

TEAK

Origin: South and Southeast Asia; India, Indonesia, Thailand, Laos Cambodia, Vietnam, Java.

Appearance: Height up to 40 m, trunk length up to 20 m, straight trunk, often irregular or of irregular cross-section.

Wood description: Whitish to gray sapwood, golden yellow heartwood, darkening over time from light to dark brown, sometimes veined in purple-brown or black.

Application: Yacht industry, veneer wood: cut or exterior veneers; interior furnishings: furniture, wainscoting, parquet; construction wood for medium and heavy loads in internal and external construction, frames, garden furniture, chemical containers.

Properties: Very high durability and resistance to weather conditions and water; termite-resistant wood, quite good resistance to the shipworm borer, resistant to weather conditions and acids; easy to process.

 

WENGE

Origin: West Africa.

Appearance: Height 10-20 m, trunk length 8-15 m, rarely cylindrical, often deformed or crooked; small root inflows; toxic during debarking (red latex).

Wood description: Whitish to gray-white sapwood, bicolor – light brown heartwood; later darkening to a coffee color or black-purple color.

Application: Precious veneer wood; interior furnishings: furniture, stylish furniture, wainscoting, doors, stairs, parquet; construction wood for medium and heavy loads in internal and external construction; specialized wood for turning, carving, marquetry and rifle beds, decorative items, cutlery containers, ornaments.

Properties: Good durability; not resistant to shipworm; resistant to weather conditions; quite difficult to process and glue.

 

ZEBRANO

Origin: West Africa, Cameroon, Gabon, Congo; in tropical lower rainforests; preferred in Cameroon and South Sudan on sandy soils.

Appearance: The tree is cylindrical, sometimes deformed. It can reach a height of 40 m with a trunk length of up to 20 m.

Description of the wood: Sapwood is whitish to gray, approximately 10 cm wide. The heartwood is light to grey-brown in color. It has characteristic gray-brown to dark brown and olive-brown veining.

Application: Veneered wood, furniture, luxury interior furnishings, wainscoting, etc.; construction wood for medium loads in internal and external construction; specialized wood for sports equipment, turning and carving.

Properties: Drying zebrano is difficult, the wood is susceptible to cracking and warping. The wood is quite hard and at the same time flexible.

 

European

BIRCH

Origin: Found in almost all of Europe; starting from Scandinavia and Russia in the north, and ending with Northern Spain, Sicily and Greece in the south. It also occurs in the Caucasus and northern Asia.

Appearance: Height up to 20-25 m with a circumference of 0.5-0.7 m; When young, the bark resembles paper, is shiny, white and smooth; in the following years, dark, thick, cracked discs are formed from the bottom to the crown.

Wood description: The wood is yellow-gray in color. Heartwood reddish or light brown.

Application: Circumferentially cut veneers for plywood, interior furnishings; seating furniture (dyed, it is a good imitation of walnut and mahogany).

Properties: Delicate wood, bast-like, flexible, Few cracks when drying; tendency to distort; can be processed easily and cleanly; easy to cut and peel; trouble-free for surface treatment and gluing; suitable for impregnation; wood of northern origin is considered more compact and stronger.

 

BEECH

Origin: Western, Central and Southern Europe; a tree typical of a temperate climate. In the north it occurs on the plains, in the south only in the mountains.

Appearance: The trunk of the tree is cylindrical and straight. The bark is smooth, thin and at a young age the tree is grey-green with a light shine, later silver-gray.

Description of wood: The wood has a delicate, even structure with finely dispersed pores. Fresh heartwood is reddish-gray. Steamed beech has a color ranging from slightly red to reddish brown.

Uses: Veneered wood: predominantly as peeled wood for plywood; Interior design: furniture, wainscoting and parquet; construction wood in the construction of cars and machines as a medium-load element. Specialized wood for chipboard and fiberboard. Among others, also for sports equipment, barrels, chests, workbenches, household appliances and parts of musical instruments.

Properties: Beech wood is characterized by high hardness and is flexible, but not flexible. Its characteristic feature is high abrasion resistance.

 

EUROPEAN CHERRY

Origin: Southern and Eastern Europe, Romania, Central Asia to Japan; originally occurred in the eastern Mediterranean and the Balkan Islands; currently widespread in Western and Central Europe as a valuable fruit tree.

Appearance: The height of the tree is up to 30 m, but most often it is 10-12 m, diameter 1 m; The bark of a young tree is smooth, grey-white, later it has longitudinal cracks and becomes grey-brown.

Wood Description:  Broad, gray-white to reddish-white sapwood; heartwood dull brown to black-brown, irregular dark stripes.

Application: Furniture and natural veneers; shaped root inflows are well suited for burl veneers; such trees are not cut down, but dug up to obtain root inflows; furniture, wood paneling, rifle beds, turned wood.

Properties: Good for drying; good durability; easily and easily machined; trouble-free gluing and surface treatment; excellent for sanding and staining; blue-black discoloration upon contact with iron.

 

OAK

Overview Oak, one of the most revered timbers, has been a cornerstone in woodworking for centuries. Esteemed for its durability, strength, and unmistakable character, oak is a preferred choice for everything from robust furniture to detailed joinery. Its rich history, combined with its versatility, makes it a timeless favorite among craftsmen and designers alike.

Appearance:

  • Board Edges: Oak boards are precision-cut, offering a clean and tailored finish suitable for various applications.
  • Color & Grain: Oak is characterized by its warm, rich hues, ranging from pale straw to deep amber. Its pronounced grain gives each board a distinct identity, making every oak piece unique.
  • Patterns: The grain patterns in oak vary, with radial cuts revealing beautiful medullary rays and tangential cuts showcasing the wood’s flowing growth rings.
  • Special Note: Over time, oak deepens in color, adding depth and maturity to its appearance. This natural aging process enhances its beauty, making older oak pieces particularly treasured.

For enduring quality and ageless beauty, choose Timber Lot’s Oak Timber for your woodworking endeavors.

Technical Specification

  • Common Name: European Oak
  • Family: Fagaceae
  • Genus: Quercus robur
  • Available in: Cubic meters (M3). Note: 1M3 equals 35.315 Ft3.
  • Weight (Kiln Dried): Approximately 710 KG/M3
  • Format: Waney edge sawn boards
  • Width: Ranges from 150mm to 250mm and above

Board Thickness & Dimensions:

Description Thickness (mm) Thickness (inches)
Kiln Dried Boards 27 / 32 / 41 / 54 / 65 1 / 1¼ / 1½ / 2 / 2½
Kiln Dried Boards 80 / 100 3 / 4

Moisture Content:

Description Thickness (mm) Moisture Content
Kiln Dried Boards 27 – 54 10 – 14%
Kiln Dried Boards 65 – 100 12 – 18%

Durability: According to BS EN350-2, European Oak is renowned for its robustness and long-lasting attributes.

Workability: European Oak offers a harmonious blend of workability and durability, suitable for a broad range of woodworking projects. However, note that specific cuts may require specialized tools or techniques.

Timber Grades for Oak

Class I/II Mix: A mix of Class I and Class II graded oak timber.

Class I (Joinery Grade):

  • Accepted: Slight grain deviation, minor colour variations, centre splits with adjusted measurement. Few isolated defects are factored out.
  • Not Accepted: Knots, curly grain, rot, bark inclusions, extensive worm infestations.

Class II (Joinery Grade):

  • Accepted: Slight grain deviation, occasional knots up to 40mm, spaced at least 1000mm apart, olive shading, and certain defects if factored out. Centre splits with adjusted measurement.
  • Not Accepted: Curly grain, rot, bark inclusions, extensive worm infestations.

Class III: Optimal for concealed furniture frames prioritizing durability over appearance.

  • Accepted: All knots and flaws. Centre splits with adjusted measurement.
  • Not Accepted: Rot, excessive worm attack.

Insect Attack: Oak timber may be susceptible to specific insect infestations. It is crucial to monitor for signs of wood-boring beetles or other pests that may compromise the wood’s integrity.

Fixings: For optimal results, use stainless steel fixings. When working with oak, pre-drilling boards is recommended to prevent potential splitting.

Fire: Oak’s fire ratings range from Euroclass F (Untested) to D-s2, d0.

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ROWAN

Origin: The main area of occurrence is in Central and Southern Europe. It can be found in Asia and, rarely, in North Africa. Service ash is now being re-planted on a large scale in northern Germany and southern Scandinavia.

Appearance: A deciduous tree with a height of 15 to 25 m. On older trees, the bark is ash-gray and finely scaly. Service ash bark can be easily confused with oak bark.

Wood description: Sapwood and heartwood have the same color. In younger trees, it is white-yellowish to slightly reddish in color. As the tree ages, the color changes from reddish to reddish brown. Steamed wood turns red or red-brown. In general, this wood is very similar to pear wood.

Application: Veneered wood; special wood in the construction of individual high-quality furniture, toys, measuring devices and drawing instruments, machine elements, turning and woodcarving, sports equipment (e.g. bowling).

Properties: The wood is quite strong and therefore has good strength and flexibility. It is hard and very stringy and is difficult to split. Rowan wood has a high shrinkage during drying and is therefore susceptible to cracking and warping. However, when dried, it has good strength. Unprotected rowan wood exposed to weather conditions has low durability.

 

ASH

Origin: Widespread almost throughout Europe as far north as the northern Alpine Foreland, southern Spain, western Ireland and Scotland, the Slavic and Yugoslav lowlands.

Appearance: In a compact state, the length of the trunk without branches is up to 20 m; the diameter of usable wood is very small – approx. 25 – 50 cm, height: 15 – 35 m.

Description of the wood: Heartwood and sapwood are whitish to yellowish, a defect is considered to be a partially developed heartwood of light brown to chocolate brown color. “Olive heartwood” is sought after for special applications.

Application: Construction of wagons, vehicles and sports equipment (previously), currently mainly in interior design and furniture construction, tool elements, trunk swellings are also used in decorative veneers.

Properties: Good strength, durability, flexibility, load-bearing capacity; warps only slightly; not very durable when exposed to weather conditions, strong wood.

 

EUROPEAN MAPLE

Origin: Grows in mountain forests, rarely in the Limestone Alps and Rhine forests, most often found in the Bavarian Alps, in Central Europe, up to the Caucasus Mountains, in Romania.

Appearance: Tree trunks are straight and conical like a beech, there are often kinks and bends, slowly growing trees often take the shape of a fork with a low-set crown.

Description of the wood: Light, whitish wood, turns yellow quickly when exposed to sunlight, sapwood and heartwood are almost indistinguishable from each other, as the tree ages, a gray or brown false heartwood forms, sometimes with a patterned structure.

Use: as an element of furnishings, as a contrast to walnut, for building stairs, for making instruments.

Properties: Medium-strong and strong wood, comparable in strength to red beech, not resistant to weather conditions, with low natural strength.

 

LIME TREE

Origin: Mainly in Europe. Widely distributed in mixed forests, often growing slowly along streets, gardens and parks.

Appearance: In clusters, the height of the tree is from 10 to 20 m, as a free-standing tree it does not reach more than 10 m. The trunk is straight, rarely crooked, cylindrical only in the case of clusters.

Description of the wood: Lips have a light heartwood, indistinguishable in color from sapwood. The wood is light, whitish to yellowish, often has a reddish or brownish tint and is dull
gloss.

Applications: Logwood and lumber, carving, woodcarving, furniture making, cuckoo clock fronts, toys, kitchen appliances, barrels and containers for dry and odor-sensitive products, musical instruments (e.g. harps).

Properties: The wood is soft, evenly dense, not very flexible and not very strong. Characterized by high shrinkage and cracking on drying, but stable once dry.

 

EUROPEAN LARCH

Origin: Widespread mainly in the Alps and mountainous areas.

Appearance: Coniferous tree, shedding needles in winter, height 20-40 m, trunk diameter up to 100 cm; slender, conical crown, 2/3 of the trunk is without branches, the light green needles are delicate and arranged in bunches.

Wood Description: Sapwood is yellowish to reddish (narrow); heartwood intensely red-brown; darkens over time; clear grain boundaries; strong contrast between summer and winter growth.

Application: Building and structural wood in internal and external construction, thresholds, stairs, windows, facades, furniture, wagon and ship construction, wooden materials.

Properties: Suitable for cutting and peeling; the wood of the branches is very hard; highly resistant to acids; difficult to stain due to the resin content; suitable for grinding; flexible and durable; resistant to weather conditions under certain conditions; very resistant to water, little to fungi; moderately susceptible to insects; The wood is generally the most durable of European conifers.

 

ALDER

Origin: Widespread almost throughout Europe, up to the Caucasus, Siberia and North Africa; the most common type of wood on the banks of slow-moving streams and rivers.

Appearance: Height up to 25-30 m, thickness 0.5-1.0 m; very often multi-stemmed.

Wood description: Reddish-brown wood, slightly darkening; scattered cell structure, unclear grain boundaries.

Application: Peeled veneers, plywood; blind wood, modeling wood, imitation wood in furniture construction, easily stained and imitates walnut, mahogany and ebony; very popular for several years as “bio-furniture”, cases and instrument boxes; clogs; carved and turned wood; chipboard and fiberboard.

Properties: Easy to dry, works and cracks little; easy and clean to process, cut and peel; good stickiness, optimal susceptibility to dyeing, staining and polishing; durable to water.

 

EUROPEAN WALNUT

Origin: Southern and Eastern Europe, Romania, Central Asia to Japan; originally occurred in the eastern areas of the Mediterranean Sea and the Balkan Islands; then widespread in Western and Central Europe as a valuable fruit tree.

Appearance: The tree can reach a height of 30 m, but most often 10-12 m, and a diameter of 1 m. The bark of a young tree is smooth and grey-white, later it has longitudinal cracks and is grey-brown in color.

Description of the wood: The sapwood is broad, gray-white to reddish-white in color, the heartwood is dull brown to black-brown with irregular dark stripes.

Application: Sliced natural veneers; shaped root inflows create nice burl veneers; such trees are not cut down, but dug up to obtain the roots. In addition, for the production of furniture, wainscoting, rifle beds, turned wood.

Properties: Good for drying; good durability; easy and good to process; trouble-free gluing, surface treatment; perfect for polishing and staining; in contact with iron, blue-black discoloration occurs.

 

PINE

Origin: Romania, widespread in Europe except North-Eastern Europe.

Appearance: Trees over ninety years old rot easily; oblong-oval needles, spherical cones, abundant.

Wood Description: Narrow, yellowish-white to reddish-white sapwood; heartwood yellowish-brown, reddish-brown, darkening with time.

Application: Furniture, as furniture veneers, wainscoting, turned wood. In construction as construction wood.

Properties: Prone to warping when drying; good for cutting and planing; easy to process. Easy to glue  and surface treatment; good for sanding and staining.

 

LIMBA PINE

Origin: Mountain tree of Central Europe; in the Alps it occurs up to an altitude of 2000 m, in the Carpathians – 1600 m; on the plains and mountains of northern Russia.

Appearance: Height 10-25 m; a column-shaped crown with an unpointed tip; needles 5-8 cm long, placed on short shoots in bunches of 5 needles.

Wood description:  Yellowish sapwood, heartwood reddish-brown to light brown.

Application: Furniture, wainscoting; modeling wood, blind wood, pine seeds are edible.

Features: Exceptionally soft and light; impermanent; susceptible to fungi and insects; particularly susceptible to turning blue.

 

SPRUCE

Origin: Europe, mountains in Central Europe, in the forest areas of the rest of Europe.

Appearance: Slender, height up to 60 m, diameter up to 2 m, conical crown and whorled branches, very variable in terms of morphology and phenotype (hanging spruce, hazel spruce, weeping spruce, snake spruce, globe spruce, columnar spruce).

Description of the wood: Sapwood and uncolored heartwood do not differ from each other in terms of color, yellowish, clear grain boundaries, the transition from spring wood to summer wood within the same ring is gradual.

Application: Interior and exterior construction, wooden construction, electric poles, shingles, wooden materials, pulpwood, sound wood for musical instruments, crates.

Properties: Good for drying, low susceptibility to cracking and warping, good for processing, difficult to polish, resistant to acids and alkalis.

 

ELM

Origin: Europe, North Africa, Asia (Southern Siberia).

Appearance: The trunk is cylindrical. Evergreen trees can reach a height of up to 35 m.

Wood Description: Sapwood is yellowish-white. In contrast, the heartwood is pale brown to reddish in color.

Application: Veneered wood, interior furnishings, furniture, facades, doors, parquet; construction wood for medium loads in internal and external construction, in particular in high-rise and underground construction, in the construction of ships, boats and wagons; specialized wood for stairs, tables, seating furniture; musical instruments, profiled wood, toys, carving, turning etc.

Properties: Elm wood is durable, medium hard and very resistant to impact and pressure. Also good for processing.

 

AMERICAN

AMERICAN CHERRY

Origin: Throughout the eastern United States, commercially mainly in the states of Pennsylvania, Virginia and New York.

Appearance: The color of the heartwood varies from deep red to reddish-brown, darkening on exposure to light. Sapwood is creamy white. The wood has delicate, even and straight fibers and a subdued pattern. May have naturally occurring brown core spots and resin blisters.

Wood description: American cherry heartwood is deep red to reddish-brown in color and darkens over time when exposed to light. The contrast is created by the creamy white sapwood. The wood has fine, even, straight grains, a subdued grain and may have naturally occurring brown core spots and resin blisters.

Application: Furniture and built-in wardrobes, high-quality carpentry work, kitchen cabinets, moldings, wainscoting, floors, doors, internal boat development, musical instruments, turning and woodcarving works.

Properties: Wood of medium density and good bending properties. Low stiffness, medium strength and medium pressure resistance.

 

AMERICAN MAPLE

Origin: Canada, Eastern USA, mainly the northern states and the Great Lakes. It is a species that likes cold, preferably the northern climate.

Appearance: The tree can reach a height of up to 40 m.

Wood Description: The sapwood of the tree is creamy white. The heartwood ranges in color from light to dark red brown. The proportion of heartwood may vary depending on the region it comes from. Both sapwood and heartwood may contain spots. The wood has a compact, straight and delicate structure, but there may be fiery (colored), irregular structures.

Applications: Floors, furniture, wainscoting, kitchen cabinets, benches, table tops; Interior furnishings: stairs, handrails, moldings and doors.

Properties: Maple wood is hard and strong, with good durability, high conductivity and abrasion resistance. Can be bent well.

 

AMERICAN WALNUT

Origin: Throughout the eastern US, but commercially used primarily in the central states. One of the few American woods that is both plantation-grown  and also found in natural habitats.

Wood Description: Sapwood is creamy white, heartwood light brown to dark chocolate brown, sometimes with a purple tint and darker stripes. The wood generally has straight fibers, but sometimes it has a wavy, irregular pattern, which creates an attractive, decorative appearance of the wood.

Application: Furniture, built-in furniture, interior design, high-quality carpentry work, doors, floors, wainscoting. Perfect wood for contrasting combinations with lighter woods.

Properties: It is a durable wood with medium density, medium bending and impact strength and low stiffness. Allows you to bend well.

 

AMERICAN PINE / CAROLINA PINE

Origin: California (USA and Mexico).

Appearance: The bark of a young tree is smooth, gray to yellowish in color, later becoming deeply cracked. The wood is rough, quite hard, thick-fibered and unstable.

Wood description: Sapwood and heartwood, strongly demarcated. The sapwood is almost white and very strong, while the heartwood is light brown. Winter and summer growth are very different in color. The striped structure of the wood is eye-catching and is divided by annual growths of various widths.

Applications: Furniture, profile boards, stairs, veneers and exhibition wood, construction and joinery wood.

Properties: Strong and mostly resinous pine wood, which may be similar in structure and color to Oregon pine (Douglas fir) or larch wood.