African Woods

Surface Coatings are clear, built-up, highly durable finishes that are virtually maintenance-free. The royal tree of the Zulu People was still considered as one of valuable wood all around the globe because of its exclusive and wide use. If the wood was from virgin timber, the growth rings would be closer together, they aren’t so it’s from 2nd or 3rd growth forest, where the trees grew faster, and the rings are further apart. Carpenter ants, termites and other wood-destroying insects do not cause wood decay.

My neighbor’s deceased husband was a woodworker and he worked with various types of species. Is the lack of wood on any face or edge of a piece of sawn timber, usually caused by a portion of the original rounded surface of a long remaining on the piece; bark may or may not be present. If I’m going to use my wood for cold smoking I’ll go for fine chips or shavings from an electric planer. Oak wood is somewhat porous along the surface, and stains and finishes pool into the pores leaving darker marks that appeal to furniture collectors. Used in musical instruments, piano cases, tool handles, art projects, veneers and furniture.

See the article Fluorescence: A Secret Weapon in Wood Identification for more information. It resists shrinking and warping and can take numerous types of finishes as it takes stains and glazes very well. CCA treated wood products are still produced for use in some industrial, highway, and agricultural applications. Hi, I just purchased this table on eBay and the lady selling it could not remember what type of wood it was.

Walnut is grown in different countries and climates thus have many different shades and temperaments, but is often acknowledges as a dependable wood neither expanding or shrinking, as another wood would do in normal circumstances. Being used for fragrance purpose because its extracted oil and wood have distinct smell which is been considered as long lasting making it highly valued for centuries. One of the most commonly known of all hardwood species, red oak makes for a useful and fairly inexpensive wood.

Our test results indicated that the potential corrosion rate of Smart Sense-MicroPro (MCQ) treated wood is somewhat less than the ACQ wood that was tested. Also, even interior wood also takes on a patina as it ages: some woods get darker, or redder, and some even get lighter or lose their color; but for the most part, wood tends to darken with age. A large genus of small to medium-size trees Dalbergia is one of most expensive wood in the world which belong to family Fabaceae assigned to the informal monophyletic Dalbergia clade of the Dalbergieae.

Only after a prescribed treatment can wood be marked in the prescribed manner as being ISPM15 compliant. Brown rot: This type of decay causes the wood to break down into brown cubes that split against the grain. Cherry has a hardness of 2 on a scale of 1 to 5. This is a very common wood for furniture-making and is available from sustainably grown forests. This includes furniture building, house framing, or picture framing; anywhere that two pieces of wood need to touch one another to create stability can be considered a type of wood joint. This non-durable, straight-grained wood grows very fast, sometimes as much as a foot a year in some ecosystems.

Types and Characteristics of Oak – This page is a good resource for types of oak and characteristics to consider when choosing oak for woodworking projects or construction. Maybe a refinisher could tell you what wood it is when you take it there for restoration. The Following is a list of wood species that are or may be usable for bowmaking. White Ash (PDF) – This wood is unique in its ability to be bent and shaped more easily than other woods. I know it may not be possible, but a clear, sanded, closeup view of an endgrain surface would go a long way in IDing this wood. Origin of the furniture is north of France, 1920’ies (or so I was told by the vendor, at least).