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Aspen

Aspen wood is white and soft, but fairly strong, and has low flammability.  Grain is generally straight, with a uniform medium texture. Low natural luster.

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Bamboo

Bamboo

Texture is very uniform, ranges from medium to fine depending on density. Bamboo that has been split and processed into lumber will have intermittent variations in the fiber at each node on the stem.

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Mahogany

 Mahogany is a kind of wood—the straight-grained, reddish-brown timber of three tropical hardwood species of the genus Swietenia, indigenous to the Americas, part of the pantropical chinaberry family, Meliaceae. 

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Redwood

Heartwood color can range from a light pinkish brown to a deep reddish brown. Grain is generally straight, though figured pieces may be be wavy or irregular. Coarse texture and low natural luster. 

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Teak

Grain is straight, though it can occasionally be wavy or interlocked. Coarse, uneven texture and moderate to low natural luster. Raw wood types, unfinished wood surfaces have a slightly oily or greasy feel due to natural oils. 

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Oak

Heartwood is a light to medium brown, commonly with an olive cast. Nearly white to light brown sapwood is not always sharply demarcated from the heartwood.

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Ebony

Grain is usually straight but can also be interlocked. Fine even texture with very high natural luster. 

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Silkwood

 Silkwood's grain is interlocked and sometimes wavy. Texture medium to coarse with a good natural luster.

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Walnut

 Grain is usually straight, but can be irregular. Has a medium texture and moderate natural luster. 

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Maple

Unlike most other hardwoods, the sapwood of Hard Maple lumber is most commonly used rather than its heartwood. Sapwood color ranges from nearly white, to an off-white cream color, sometimes with a reddish or golden hue. 

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Rosewood

 All rosewoods are strong and heavy, taking an excellent polish, being suitable for guitars , marimbas, recorders, turnery (billiard cues, fountain pens, black pieces in chess sets, etc.), handles, furniture, and luxury flooring, etc.  

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Birch wood

 Likely to be rather economical in most instances. Figured boards can be more expensive, but normally plain birch lumber is in the same price range as maple or oak

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