Woodworking Species Directory - Canadian Woodworking Magazine

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Learn about a specific wood - its relative density, how strong it is, how much the wood will shrink dimensionally, and how easy it is to work with hand tools and machinery. A new species is added each month. To keep informed of future postings subscribe to our free monthly newsletter.


FEATURED WOOD:


WTK_persimmon
Persimmon (Diospyrus virginiana)

More Woods:

  
WTK_movingui
Movingui (Distemonanthus benthamianus)
WTK_tamo-ash
Tamo Ash (Fraxinus mandshurica)
WTK_canarywood
Canarywood (Centrolobium spp)
WTK_pacific-yew
Yew, Pacific (Taxus brevifolia)
WTK_black-ash
Black Ash (Fraxinus nigra)
WTK_paulownia
Paulownia (Paulownia tomentosa)
WTK_spalted-maple
Spalted Maple
WTK_black-locust
Black Locust (Robinia pseudoacacia)
WTK_afrormosia
Afrormosia (Pericopsis elata)
WTK_European-Sycamore
Sycamore, European (Acer pseudoplatanus)
WTK_engelmann-spruce
Spruce, Engleman (Picea engelmann)
WTK_holly
Holly (Ilex opaca)
WTK_Chakte Kok
Chakte Kok (Simira spp)
WTK_lyptus
Lyptus (Eucalyptus urograndis)
WTK_red-pine
Pine, Red (Pinus Resinosa)
WTK_satinwood
E.I. Satinwood (Chloroxylon swietenia)
WTK_ginkgo
Ginkgo (Ginkgo biloba)
WTK_redgum
Red Gum (Liquidambar styraciflua)
WTK_monkeypod
Monkeypod (Albizia saman)
WTK-catalpa
Catalpa (Catalpa sp)
WTK_boxwood
Boxwood (Boxus sempervirens)
WTK_coffeetree
Kentucky Coffeetree (Gymnocladus dioicus)
WTK_rubberwood
Rubberwood (Hevea brasiliensis)
WTK_african-blackwood
Blackwood, African (Dalbergia melanoxylon)
Red Alder
Alder, Red (Alnus rubra) 
WTK_anigre
Anigre (Pouteria spp.)
WTK_aromatic-red-cedar
Cedar, Aromatic Red (Juniperus virginiana)
ash
Ash, White (Fraxinus americana)
WTK_aspen
Aspen, Trembling (Populus tremuloides)
WTK_Aust-blackwood
Blackwood, Australian (Acacia melanoxylon)
WTK_lacewood-australian
Australian Lacewood (Cardwellia sublimis)
balsa
Balsa (Ochroma pyramidale)
WTK_bamboo
Bamboo (Poaceae family)
Basswood
Basswood (Tilia Americana)
Beech
Beech (Fagus grandifolia)
WTK_paper-birch
Birch, Paper/White (Betula papyrifera)
Yellow Birch
Birch, Yellow (Betula alleghaniensis)
WTK_bocote
Bocote (Cordia spp.)
WTK_box-elder
Box Elder (Acer negundo)
WTK_tulipwood
Brazilian Tulipwood (Dalbergia decepularis)
wtk_briar
Briar (Erica arborea)
WTK_bubinga_lead
Bubinga (Guibourtia spp.)
Butternut 1
Butternut (Juglans cinerea)
Cedar 1 (White)
WTK_alaska-cedar
Cedar, Yellow (Cupressus nootkatensis)
cedar
Cedar of Lebanon ((Cedrus libani)
Black Cherry
WTK_american-chestnut
Chestnut, American (Betula papyrifera)
WTK_cocobolo
Cocobolo (Dalbergia retusa)
WTK_desert-ironwood
Desert Ironwood (Olneya tesota)
Douglas Fir
Douglas Fir (Pseudotsuga menziesii) 
WTK-ebony-gaboon
Ebony (Diospyros sp.)
Elm
Elm (Ulmus americana) 
WTK_european-yew
Yew, English (Taxuc Baccata)
WTK_western-hemlock
Hemlock, Western (Tsuga heterophylla)
WTK_hickory
Hickory (Carya sp)
wtk_imbuya
Imbuya (Ocotea porosa)
WTK_ipe
Ipe (Handroanthus spp.)
WTK_jatoba
Jatoba (Hymenaea courbaril)
WTK_kingwood
Kingwood (Dalbergia cearensis)
WTK_koa
Koa (Acacia koa)
WTK_lignum-vitae
Lignum Vitae (Guaiacum sp)
WTK_madrone
Madrone (Arbutus menziesii)
WTK_african-mahogany
Mahogany, African (Khaya spp)
WTK_santos-mahogany
Mahogany, Santos ()
 
honduran-mahogany1
Mahogany (Swietenia mahogani & Swietenia macrophylla)
WTK_makore
Makore (Tieghemelia hecklii)
WTK_bigleaf-maple
Maple, BigLeaf (Acer macrophyllum)
WTK_red-maple
Maple, Red (Acer Rubrum)
Sugar Maple 1
Maple, Sugar (Acer saccharum)
WTK_meranti
Meranti (Shorea sp.)
WTK_english-oak
Oak, English (Quercus robur)
red oak
Oak, Red (Quercus rubra)
WTK_obeche
Obeche (Triplochiton scheroxylon)
woods_to_know_olive_lead
Olive (Olea europaea)
padauk_lead
Padauk, African (Pterocarpus soyauxii)
WTK_pau-ferro
Pau Ferro (Machaerium sp)
WTK_loblolly-pine
Pine (Southern Yellow)
White Pine
Pine, White (Pinus monticola) and Eastern (Pinus strobus)
WTK_pink-ivory
Pink Ivory (Berchemia zeyhericer)
WTK_yellow_poplar
Poplar, Yellow (Liriodendron tulipfera)
WTK_redwood
Redwood (Sequoia sempervirens)
WTK_east-indian-rosewood
Rosewood, East Indian (Dalbergia latifolia)
WTK_honduran-rosewood
Rosewood, Honduran (Dalbergia stevensonii)
WTK_sapele_lead
Sapele (Entandrophragma cylindricum)
WTK_sassafras
Sassafras (Sassafras albidum)
WTK_sitka-spruce
Sitka Spruce (Picea sitchensis)
WTK_spanish cedar
Cedar, Spanish (Cedrela odorata)
WTK_sycamore
Sycamore, American ((Platanus occidentalis)
teak2
Teak (Tectona Grandis)
black-walnut-sealed
Walnut, Black (Juglans nigra)
WTK_european-walnut
Walnut, European (Juglans regia)
WTK_peruvian-walnut
Walnut, Peruvian (Juglans neotropica)
WTK_wenge
Wenge (Milletia laurentii)
WTK_white-oak
Oak, White (Quercus alba)
WTK_zebrawood
Zebrawood (Microberlinia brazzavillensis)