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.
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.
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.
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.
Grain is straight, though it can occasionally be wavy or interlocked. Coarse, uneven texture and moderate to low natural luster. Raw, unfinished wood surfaces have a slightly oily or greasy feel due to natural oils.
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.
Grain is usually straight but can also be interlocked. Fine even texture with very high natural luster.
Silkwood's grain is interlocked and sometimes wavy. Texture medium to coarse with a good natural luster.
Grain is usually straight, but can be irregular. Has a medium texture and moderate natural luster.
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.