Walnut wood is rated as very durable in terms of decay resistance, and it is typically easy to work provided it is straight and regular. Its grain is usually straight, but can be irregular. Has a medium texture and moderate natural luster. Very popular and widely available, though board widths can sometimes be narrow. Considered a premium domestic hardwood, prices are in the high range.
Cherrywood is a brown American hardwood that has a hint of pink or dark red to it. It darkens with age, and this quality is considered both desirable and beautiful.
It has very good mechanic preperties, such as resistance and flexibility, and next to its beauty, it appears to be very strong too.
Mahogany is a commercially important lumber prized for its beauty, durability, and color, and used for paneling and to make furniture, boats, musical instruments and other items. Mahogany has a straight, fine and even grain, and is relatively free of voids and pockets. Its reddish-brown color darkens over time, and displays a reddish sheen when polished. It has excellent workability, and is very durable.
Maple wood is very hard and compact, and may have highly decorative wood grain, known as flame maple, quilt maple, birdseye maple and burl wood. Maple is considered a tonewood, or a wood that carries sound waves well, and is used in numerous musical instruments.
Maple is harder and has a brighter sound than Mahogany, which is another major tonewood used in instrument manufacture. Maple is also used as pulpwood. The fibers have relatively thick walls that prevents collapsing upon drying. This gives good bulk and opacity in paper. Maple also gives paper with good printing properties.
Bamboo trees are some of the fastest-growing plants in the world, due to a unique rhizome-dependent system.
Bamboos are of notable economic and cultural significance in South Asia, Southeast Asia and East Asia, being used for building material, as a food source, and as a versatile raw product.
High-quality bamboo is stronger than steel! In China bamboos’ trees are seen as long life icons, while in India they symbolize friendship.
The name zebrawood is used for wood with a figure that resembles the striping of a zebra, with dark stripes on a light background, or light stripes on a dark background. It is a heavy, hard wood with a somewhat coarse texture, often with an interlocked or wavy grain. The interlocked grain of this wood, like that of many tropical woods, can make it difficult to work. It is also a decorative exotic wood. The heartwood is a pale golden yellow, distinct from the very pale color of the sapwood and features narrow streaks of dark brown to black. Zebrawood can also be a pale brown with regular or irregular marks of dark brown in varying widths.