Types of wood from N to ZPinePine Swedish / Scotch Pine RedwoodStone pine / Arolla pineTeakTulipwoodWalnutWalnut bahiaWalnut Daniela /Ovangkolwalnut ItalianWalnut Tanganyika AcaciaAsh woodBalsaBirchBoxwoodCherryChestnutFirHornbeamIrokoLinden woodMahoganyMaple and sycamoreMeranti mahogany
Pine is a soft wood, belonging to the family of resins. is fragrant, very resinous, weatherproof. The color is reddish white. There are different qualities. The pine is used for framing and interior joinery, for railway sleepers, scaffolding, and telegraph poles. The wild pine used to build ships, bridges, windows and window frames and furniture. Other grades are used to ship trees, rural buildings, carvings, foundry models.
Pine Swedish / Scotch Pine Redwood
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Under optimal environment, the Swedish pine tree can reach a height of 40 m and diameter at breast height of 70-80 cm, but normally are considered mature when the stems have a diameter of 40-45 cm. The scale and form of the logs are highly dependent on environmental characteristics.
Appearance and characteristics of the wood : off-white yellowish sapwood clearly differentiated from the heartwood is light pink or reddish brown, with distinct growth rings, very resinous. Frequent occurrence of resin pockets and Canastra; abundant knots. Specific weight in fresh state: on average 880 kg/m3; after normal aging: 550 kg/m3.
Histological Structure : from fine to medium texture, grain affected by environmental conditions, the material in forests of low altitude, efficiently managed, has straight grain. While the material in high-altitude forests of little regular, the grain is often twisted.
Mechanical: average axial compressive strength 45 N / mm 2, bending 95 N / mm 2, low hardness, the behavior of all ’modest impact. Modulus of elasticity 13,700 N / mm 2.
Structural defects and more frequent alterations: pockets of resin, slope of grain, plenty of knots, discoloration by fungi. Durability: it is influenced by the source: while the Italian material easily degraded by fungi, that of Northern Europe shows much better characteristics in consideration of a different content of extractives.
drying: the drying process is reasonably easy, but in its course occur frequently discolored by fungus. The peeling and cutting are carried out without serious problems, however, are rarely applied because, the sheets can not be made very thin. Unions with nails or screws are accomplished easily, but are kept small: normal bonding to be determined. The painting and the painting does not always lead to excellent results.
Main Uses : building structures of various types, poles, carpentry, joinery, interior design, packaging, wood wool, panels and shredding for paper and cellulose.
Note: the Scots pine timber consumed in Italy derives largely from imports from Scandinavia and the former Soviet Union.
Stone pine / Arolla pine
The stone pine (Pinus cembra), also known as pine is a coniferous evergreen tree of the genus Pinus who lives in the Alps Its wood is highly prized and is used especially for the sculptures. It is the only 5-needle pine naturally present in Europe. The Swiss stone pine (pine) is a soft wood tree, which belongs to the family of resins. The wood has a very compact, without veins. E ’, used mainly for lathe work and carving.
Teak is a hardwood tree originates from Burma and Indochina. The color is dark green veined, yellow or red cinnamon. Very solid, resistant to atmospheric changes and moisture. is heavy, with a compact fiber, easily worked. Is suitable for cabinet work, for exterior doors, exterior flooring, furniture, shipbuilding and hydraulics.
Tulipwood is widespread in south-eastern United States, but is also cultivated in other countries and in Europe.
Features: sapwood and heartwood are clearly differentiated. The sapwood is narrow, whitish, often with light scratches. The heartwood varies from light yellow to brownish yellow with dark areas or gray-greenish-gray. The growth rings are hardly visible to the naked eye. Has compact texture, fine-grain straight. The wood does not offer many guarantees of durability ’and is’ subject to attacks of fungi and insects.
Drying: the process of artificial drying can be performed easily because the wood has no danger of cracking or warping.
Main uses and processes: tulipwood is easily worked, planed and sanded surfaces have a very nice matte finish . Can ’also be stained and painted with ease. All the joints with glue, screws and nails hold well. is well suited to be sliced and peeled. It is used for interiors as well as external cladding, in this case the wood must be treated with suitable preservative substances. The wood has some whitish tones, lends itself to be painted in imitation of the finest woods such as walnut, while the one with particularly strong greenish tint, is wanted by the inlaid wood, use in their compositions from the natural variety of colors.
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The walnut wood is a strong core, semi-hard, family of hardwoods. The color is brown. Can exercise a light color if the tree is young, dark if it is old. It has beautiful darker veins. The wood fiber compact, hard, flexible, heavy. Resists little insects and weathering. is suitable to be carved. It is mainly used for furniture, frames and ornaments.
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The walnut Bahia (Mitragyna ciliata) also called Abura, is a tree of the family of broad-leaved , originally from West Africa. The pinkish gray color, somewhat lighter in the outer ring of sapwood, heartwood are frequently found in grain.
Walnut Daniela /Ovangkol
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The walnut finish, the botanical name Guibourlia ehie, Belongs to the family Leguminosae Caesalpinioideae. This name is used only in Italy, other names are: Ovangkol (France, Germany), Amazakoue, Hiebaka, Ogbomolo, Whimawe, Zoulou (Ivory Coast); Anokye (Ghana); ovengkol (Gabon); Mongoy (Guinea). The tree even if it was discovered in the Ivory Coast, it is littered with other species in the humid forests of these areas even more than that of Ghana, Gabon, Nigeria and Cameroon.
Sapwood and heartwood are differentiated. Sapwood is whitish in juveniles and fresh trees, change in the gray-brown color in seasoned wood . The heartwood has some characteristics similar to those of the walnut yellow-brown with slight variations more or less marked according to the source, then the characteristics of the land where he grew up.
The wood is decorative and has a good effect of the blackened veins. It ’s a good wood work, very stable when seasoned, hard, heavy.
Preferably to be used for indoor furnishings. It is used especially for veneer and veneering, fine furniture, or as a substitute for rosewood.
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Tree of eastern origin, but very common in Italy and throughout Europe, may end up with a trunk two feet in circumference. The wood is fine, it works well, is light brown in color and is found in varying light and very dark. He marked grain, is hard and compact, quite heavy but flexible, it lends itself to fine finishes and fittings, such as carved furniture, frames and ornaments.
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Tanganyika is a walnut tree from the forests of the humid tropical-equatorial in the Gulf of Guinea, Liberia to the Congo Basin, Central African Republic, extending up the eastern Uganda.
The wood is hard, difficult work. It is used in fine joinery, luxurious furnishings, fine furniture, small carpentry, roofing pianos and televisions, doors, plywood veneers, furniture, rooms, wooden objects, but also to manufacture rifle butts, skirting and architraves.