Species of timber

Typical pictures of species of timber.

Typical Examples of species of timber where more than one picture is shown .This is because some  timbers can have such a varied coloration or grain pattern even within a small section of timber.The samples shown are all unsanded with no proprietary finish.

 

European Ash

European Ash   can vary greatly from country of origin the sample below is English Ash .is used extensively in the Windsor chair trade  and is also used for hammer handles ,and is very strong material but not very durable for outside use.

English Ash unsanded

English Ash unsanded

Iroko

Can vary greatly in colour  and is an ideal timber for exterior use.It is an oily timber .It can be a bit stringy some times.

Iroko unsanded

Iroko unsanded

 

Iroko unsanded

Iroko unsanded

Sapele

Sapele is a pleasant material and is used in  fine furniture and window frames.

Sapele unsanded

Sapele unsanded

Tulipwood/American popular

Is easily worked and is ideal for painted finishes, this timber varies widely in colour   from creams through to browns/greens .It is not durable for exterior use.

Tulipwood/American popular

Tulipwood/American popular

Tulipwood/American popular

Tulipwood/American popular

Oak

There is two major types of Oak in the UK and they are  English/European Oak  &   American  White Oak.They are very similar appearance the American White Oak is more straight grained than English Oak and is harder but not quite s durable.There is insignificant colour  difference between the two .The two pictures are of the same piece of wood ( just different sides).

Oak unsanded

Oak unsanded

Oak unsanded

Oak unsanded

Redwood/Pine

Is not a durable timber and  can either be painted or left so the grain can be seen.knots are typical feature of Redwood.

Redwood unsanded

Redwood unsanded