Types of wood from A to MAcaciaAsh woodBalsaBirchBoxwoodCherryChestnutFirHornbeamIrokoLinden woodMahoganyMaple and sycamoreMeranti mahogany PinePine Swedish / Scotch Pine RedwoodStone pine / Arolla pineTeakTulipwoodWalnutWalnut bahiaWalnut Daniela /Ovangkolwalnut ItalianWalnut Tanganyika
The acacia wood is a strong essence, belongs to the family of hardwoods. Its trunk can reach a diameter of one meter. The wood is reddish yellow, thin and compact fiber, is moisture resistant and collapsible. Is a timber that can be machined, finished and polished easily. It is used in the coachwork, to build wheels, spokes, poles. In carpentry to build stairs and outside structures.
Ash is a very hard wood, strong essence of the family of hardwoods. The color is white, pearly pink. Can have green shades. It cleans and polishes very well. The ash can bend with steam. It lends itself to works of craftsmanship, frames, furniture, skis, vehicles, sticks, umbrellas.
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The balsa is a tree of tropical America, which has the white wood and very porous. The balsa wood fiber has a spongy, smooth, soft and fragile, but that allows him to be worked and shaped easily. This wood saw evil because they splinter easily, but can be carved with a sharp instruments. Is the lightest among the types of wood, and also the most stable and less prone to warping. Is mainly used in modeling and theater furniture.
Birch is a soft wood, the family of hardwoods. Yellowish-white veined, sometimes pinkish. Not resistant to moisture, is only used for internal work. It gives plywood, interior furniture. It ’s the strongest among the softwoods and you can work on the lathe.
The wooden box is a strong essence of the family of hardwoods. Very hard, pale in color, from white to lemon yellow. It is used for cabinet work, musical instruments. Very suitable for machining on the lathe.
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The cherry wood is a strong essence, the family of hardwoods. The wood is orange or brown with red streaks, very hard and compact, with regular fibers. However, tends to deform and to crack. Widely used to build furniture in solid. In work turning, to make the table legs. Is also characteristic in French furniture.
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The chestnut is a strong core tree, semi-hard, family of hardwoods. White or yellowish brown, slightly tinged with many nodes. The wood is elastic and durable, compact and with very low specific weight. Chestnut trees must be cut at the appropriate time, between two hundred and three hundred years. The too old chestnut trees are susceptible to diseases that deteriorate wood. It is used for internal and external joinery, cabinet making. For its excellent moisture resistance (if not subject to changes of environment and temperature), window frames, piles, barrels, vats and tubs.
The fir is a soft wood, the family of resins. It grows in the northern hemisphere, in temperate and cold zones. Its trunk can be as high as forty feet in height.
Two main varieties are known, said, the color of bark, fir and spruce. The fir is the quality less valuable. Its trunk is higher, but the fiber is coarser, it deteriorates rapidly and moth. It has high specific weight and is full of knots. The color of the wood is white, with reddish veins. It is used for packaging, scaffolding, beams, floors and frames inside, in a dry environment.
The spruce is typical of northern Europe. The wood is white when fresh. Seasoning becomes pale yellow. It has a low specific gravity, it works easily, is robust, flexible and can finish well. It ’more resistant than white fir wood and moisture from both the mechanical point of view. Its very straight trunk to recommend their use for masts, antennas, trees, boats, ships and buildings in general. Can be machined on the lathe and used for furniture, picture frames and musical instruments.
The Douglas fir wood belongs to medium heavy (dry density 470 kg/m3) with regard to the hardness is positioned just above the limit of soft wood (Brinell hardness of 20 N/mm2). The workability depends on the width of annual rings. The wood is easy to work with narrow rings, the rings it is often difficult to machine and crack easily, a pre-drilling before inserting nails and screws is absolutely necessary. The wood is easy to dry (after which we recommend as a seasoning as long as possible before the final processing), the paint and polish well. With regard to the natural durability Douglas falls in Class 3 and 4 (from an average of slightly durable), the impregnabilità is very scarce in the heartwood is medium to low in the cortex
The hornbeam is a strong wood core, of the family of hardwoods. There are different varieties. Very hard and dense, dirty yellow in color and high specific gravity. Excellent mechanical strength but twists easily and is not suitable to the plane and the lathe because it tends to splinter. Is suitable to build tool handles, water wheels and gears, splindles and agricultural tools.
Some of our products in IrokoNexus - door in walnut and Meranti
Iroko, from the forests of West Africa, is a dark wood, which ranges from green to yellow-brown, easy to work despite the considerable hardness, which makes it a timber that will last over time. The color tends to darken further with time. The Iroko has a good stability to temperature changes, shrinkage is content during aging. By virtue of these characteristics and good resistance to foot traffic is used for wooden flooring even with underfloor heating, linings of stairways, garden furniture (benches, planters), bathroom finishes, etc.. Because of its good weather resistance, salinity, moisture and temperature, is suitable for the construction of fixtures, especially for houses placed near the sea, for furniture and furnishing, for recreational craft and construction of wooden boats.
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The Linden is a soft core tree, from the family of hardwoods. The wood is white tinged with pink. Soft, smooth, with thin fiber, easy to carve. Is delicate and can not resist the weather and termites. It is used to build furniture, reels, stationery, buttons for pianos.
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The mahogany belongs to the family of broad-leaved, a native of tropical America and the Caribbean, some varieties of poorer quality from Africa and the Philippines. The wood is hard and durable, richly veined with reddish-brown color. He fine-grained and uniform. Because of its compact size was preferred to the walnut, as particularly suitable for carving and fine finishes. Used since the first half of the eighteenth century. in England and in particular during the nineteenth century. especially by the French, with this essence gave birth to specimens in the style of Louis XVI. The excessive use of this wood has caused the total destruction of many forests and is now considered a protected species. The cut is only allowed in controlled areas.
Maple and sycamore
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The sycamore is a bit ’lighter than maple curl, dry density of 590 kg/m3 the first, the second 620 kg/m3. The wood is hard sliceable, his workmanship is problematic.The timber of all the maples can be easily cut. The flexural strength is good in the case of straight fiber. In particular, the sycamore is suitable to be milled, turned, drilled and carved. Its wood can soak well and can be subjected to any process of surface treatment. During the drying must be avoided to maintain long-moisture on high temperatures, as this may lead to the formation of unwanted colors. For the wood pile, you should use small strips and you should leave sufficient open space for good ventilation of the pile. The maple wood is not durable (durability class 5), it is well soaked, and attacked by termites (Anobium).
The maple wood is suitable for decorative veneer, veneer (plywood), furniture, flooring (parquets, wood floors and tables) and stairs. It is used in the construction of wind instruments (flute, bassoon, etc..) And the base of stringed instruments. Other areas of use are children’s toys, kitchen utensils (spoons, trenchers, etc..), Wood carving and sculptures.
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Meranti is a quality of European mahogany. The wood is of considerable mechanical strength, resistant to attack by molds and bacteria. The color is yellow with some darker veins, has a unique aspect to “open pore“. Since the natural wood has very high shrinkage and nervousness, to be used with laminated technology.
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