Woodworking Species Directory - Canadian Woodworking Magazine

Woods to Know

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:


Imbuya (Ocotea porosa)

More Woods:

WTK_african-blackwood
African Blackwood (Dalbergia melanoxylon)
Red Alder
Alder, Red (Alnus rubra) 
WTK_anigre
Anigre (Pouteria spp.)
WTK_aromatic-red-cedar
Aromatic Red Cedar (Juniperus virginiana)
ash
Ash, White (Fraxinus americana)
WTK_aspen
Aspen, Trembling (Populus tremuloides)
WTK_lacewood-australian
Australian Lacewood (Cardwellia sublimis)
balsa
Balsa (Ochroma pyramidale)
Basswood
Basswood (Tilia Americana)
Beech
Beech (Fagus grandifolia)
WTK_paper-birch
Birch, Paper (Betula papyrifera)
Yellow Birch
Birch, Yellow (Betula alleghaniensis)
WTK_box-elder
Box Elder (Acer negundo)
wtk_briar
Briar (Erica arborea)
WTK_bubinga_lead
Bubinga (Guibourtia spp.)
Butternut 1
Butternut (Juglans cinerea)
Cedar 1 (White)
cedar
Cedar of Lebanon ((Cedrus libani)
Black Cherry
 
WTK_american-chestnut
Chestnut, American (Betula papyrifera)
WTK_cocobolo
Cocobolo (Dalbergia retusa)
Douglas Fir
Douglas Fir (Pseudotsuga menziesii) 
WTK-ebony-gaboon
Ebony (Diospyros sp.)
Elm
Elm (Ulmus americana) 
WTK_western-hemlock
Hemlock, Western (Tsuga heterophylla)
WTK_hickory
Hickory (Carya sp)
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_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)
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_sapele_lead
Sapele (Entandrophragma cylindricum)
WTK_sitka-spruce
Sitka Spruce (Picea sitchensis)
WTK_spanish cedar
Spanish Cedar (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_wenge
Wenge (Milletia laurentii)
WTK_white-oak
White Oak (Quercus alba)
WTK_zebrawood
Zebrawood (Microberlinia brazzavillensis)