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Wood Characteristics - Properties by Type

Wood Properties by Type

CHERRY

  • Moderately hard and heavy, strong and stiff
  • High shock resistance
  • Fine to medium, uniform grain
  • Moderately large shrinkage during seasoning, dimensionally stable

 

Cherry Wood

 

 

OAK

  • Heavy, hard and stiff
  • High shock resistance
  • Medium fine, uniform grain
  • Large shrinkage during seasoning

 

Oak Wood

 


SOFT MAPLE

  • From Silver Maple or Red Maple
  • Moderately heavy, hard, strong and stiff
  • Medium shock resistance
  • Fine uniform grain
  • Moderate shrinkage during seasoning

 

 

Soft Maple Wood

 


HARD MAPLE

  • From Sugar Maple or Black Maple
  • Heavy, strong and stiff
  • High shock resistance
  • Fine, uniform grain
  • Large shrinkage during seasoning

 

 

Hard Maple Wood

 


HICKORY

  • From Butternut, Pecan, or Shagbark
  • Very heavy, very hard, very strong, and very stiff
  • Extremely high shock resistance
  • Fine, uniform grain
  • Very large shrinkage during seasoning

 

 

Hard Maple Wood