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A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W Y Z


afata (18/12/10)


afrormosia (117/84/45) with fact sheet


afzelia (86/54/27)


ailanthus (45/38/29)


albizia (28/14/5)


alder (203/143/47) with fact sheet


almond (34/23/13)

amaranth --- see purpleheart

amazakoue --- see shedua


amboyna (95/75/24)


amendoim (27/22/19)


anacahuita (10/10/10)


andiroba (60/32/9) with fact sheet


angelim pedra (26/23/3)

angico --- see curupay


anigre (201/143/56) with fact sheet


apitong (44/37/34)


apple (189/148/82)


apricot (47/34/28)


arborvitae (32/28/24)

ash, berlandier --- see ash, misc


ash, black (76/68/41)

ash, carolina --- see ash, misc

ash, green --- see ash, black


ash, misc (316/242/132)


ash, olive (131/105/42)

ash, oregon --- see ash, misc

ash, pumpkin --- see ash, misc


ash, tamo (84/41/13)

ash, velvet --- see ash, misc


ash, white (181/143/85)


aspen (87/74/55)

australian pine --- see beefwood


autumn olive (13/13/13)


avacado (20/15/14)


avodire (84/56/31) with fact sheet


badi (17/10/10)


balsa (28/20/10) with fact sheet


bamboo (44/27/9)


basswood (170/139/90) with fact sheet


beech (382/290/192)


beech, chilean (56/38/30)


beefwood (68/49/24)


beli (16/11/8)


berlinia (19/16/8)


billy webb (73/50/47)


birch (476/388/257)


bishop wood (36/32/32)


blackbean (34/26/19)


blackbutt (44/29/10)


blackwood, african (96/65/33) with fact sheet

blackwood, malasian --- see ebony, misc


blackwood, misc (12/3/0)


blackwood, tasmanian (117/93/29)


bloodwood (157/122/59) with fact sheet


blue gum (51/33/3)


blue gum, sydney (39/23/0)


blue mahoe (59/38/18)


bocote (218/194/80) with fact sheet


bois de rose (12/7/1)

bongossi --- see ekki


bosse (50/28/5)


box elder (285/207/87)


boxwood (27/21/16)

brazilian satinwood --- see yellowheart

brazilwood --- see pernambuco


briar (16/2/0)


brushbox (38/19/4)


bubinga (386/270/87) with fact sheet


buckeye (163/145/102)


buckthorn (65/61/49)


bulletwood (52/35/25)


butternut (162/129/67) with fact sheet


cabreuva (42/27/21)

cachimbo --- see jequitiba

cacique --- see bloodwood


camphor (257/192/79) with fact sheet

canalete --- see louro preto


canary (183/148/90)


cancharana (12/2/0)


cape beech (11/4/0)


caragana (20/10/2)


carob (78/47/20)


carreto (20/15/10)


cashew (12/6/5)


catalpa (93/83/62)

cebil --- see curupay


cedar, alaskan yellow (47/42/27)

cedar, argentine rose --- see cedar, misc


cedar, aromatic red (143/119/45)

cedar, atlas --- see cedar, misc

cedar, chinese --- see cedar, misc

cedar, deodar --- see cedar, misc

cedar, eastern red --- see cedar, aromatic red


cedar, incense (37/32/10)


cedar, lebanon (60/50/16)


cedar, misc (125/111/84)

cedar, pencil --- see cedar, incense

cedar, port orford --- see cypress, lawson's


cedar, spanish (118/80/49)


cedar, western red (126/104/76)

cedar, white --- see cedar, misc


ceiba (19/19/15)


cerejeira (138/97/35)


chakte kok (25/17/8)

chakte viga --- see paela


chamfuta (25/19/18)


chechem (196/146/66) with partial fact sheet

chechen --- see chechem

chen --- see chenchen


chenchen (21/8/0) with partial fact sheet


cherry, american black (238/201/160)


cherry, gummy (46/39/28)


cherry, misc (317/239/121) with fact sheet


chestnut (290/171/94) with fact sheet

chestnut, morton bay --- see blackbean


chicken blood wood (2/0/0)


chinaberry (46/37/25)

chinkapin --- see chestnut


chittamwood (32/28/15)


cinnamon (20/18/6)


cocobolo (356/287/138) with fact sheet


coffee tree (66/57/48)

coigue --- see beech, chilean


coolibah (14/5/0)


corkwood (8/6/3)


corrugata (22/20/2)


cottonwood (186/161/126)

cowtree --- see palo de vaca


coyote (8/4/3)

crabwood --- see andiroba


cumaru (86/61/38)


curunai (8/4/4)


curupay (89/77/42) with partial fact sheet


curupixa (32/22/5)


cypress, australian (41/36/27)


cypress, bald (50/42/37)


cypress, lawson's (96/64/42)


cypress, misc (172/129/97) with fact sheet


cypress, monterey (25/16/9)


cypress, pecky (22/16/2)


cypress, sinker (38/23/2)


dalbergia brownii (6/4/1)

dibetou --- see walnut, African


dogwood (73/63/54)

doussie --- see afzelia

ebony kalimantan --- see ebony, misc

ebony, african --- see ebony, misc

ebony, argentine brown --- see guayacan

ebony, black and white --- see ebony, pale moon

ebony, brazilian --- see ebony, misc


ebony, gaboon (112/89/54) with fact sheet

ebony, indian --- see ebony, misc


ebony, macassar (200/141/50) with fact sheet


ebony, misc (139/107/44)


ebony, mun (60/32/19)

ebony, new guinea striped --- see ebony, misc

ebony, nigerian --- see ebony, gaboon


ebony, pale moon (113/63/10)

ebony, philippine --- see ebony, misc


ekki (32/13/4)


elm, american (77/56/40)

elm, camperdown --- see elm, misc


elm, carpathian (61/48/12)

elm, cedar --- see elm, misc

elm, chinese --- see elm, misc


elm, english (53/52/40)

elm, gray --- see elm, misc


elm, misc (211/173/93)


elm, red (151/118/85)

elm, september --- see elm, misc


elm, siberian (54/49/34)

elm, slippery --- see elm, red

elm, water --- see elm, misc

elm, winged --- see elm, misc


elsbeere (15/14/3)


etimoe (163/113/33)


eucalyptus (207/127/42)

eucalyptus, blue gum --- see blue gum

eucalyptus, red gum --- see redgum, river

fatwood --- see pine, heart


fir (160/144/126)


fir, douglas (180/145/95) with fact sheet

forest red gum --- see redgum, forest


freijo (15/8/3)


gaboon (62/38/16) with fact sheet


gidgee (43/31/8)


ginko (30/25/21)


gogo (31/21/9)


goiabao (49/29/13)


goncalo alves (250/169/61) with fact sheet


granadillo (121/76/39)


greenheart (24/13/9)

guanacaste --- see kelobra

guarea --- see bosse


guariuba (18/4/0)

guatambu --- see peroba rosa


guayacan (29/21/2)


gum (203/159/82) with fact sheet

gum, york --- see york gum


hackberry (184/136/80) with fact sheet


hairy oak (15/12/0)


harewood (34/21/4)


hawthorn (46/42/35)


hemlock (101/89/76) with fact sheet


hickory (310/261/168)


holly (135/111/71)


hophornbeam (51/47/40)


hormigo (26/23/21)


hornbeam (46/37/17)

horse chestnut --- see buckeye


huayruro (30/20/2)


huon pine (80/53/5)


idigbo (83/59/25)


imbuia (177/117/37)


ipe (177/131/73) with fact sheet


iroko (79/48/33) with fact sheet


ironwood, desert (164/150/92)


itannin (8/8/8)

ivory wood --- see pau marfim


izombe (18/10/2) with fact sheet


jacaranda, misc (47/26/12)


jacareuba (12/7/7)


jarrah (81/57/16)


jatoba (198/141/65) with fact sheet


jelutong (32/16/12)


jequitiba (48/33/23)


jucaro (38/21/16)


judas tree (4/3/3)


juniper (90/71/42)


juniper, alligator (35/26/17)


kapur (18/12/10)


karri (49/36/20)


katalox (161/103/28)


kauri (50/33/16)


kekele (10/8/8)


kelobra (61/45/23) with partial fact sheet


kempas (67/48/42)

keruing --- see apitong

kevazinga --- see bubinga

khaya --- see mahogany, african

kiaat --- see muninga


kingwood (160/116/34) with partial fact sheet


knobthorn (10/9/0)


koa (218/139/48)


kosipo (13/6/1)


koto (33/21/7)


kou (14/11/0)


kuruguay (34/27/23)

kwila --- see merbau


laburnum (53/38/19)


lacewood, australian (72/45/15)


lacewood, brazilian (144/106/43)

lapacho --- see ipe


larch (96/72/47)


lati (22/19/13)


laurel (186/125/55)


laurel, california (131/111/67)


lebbeck (26/23/19)


lemonwood (24/16/9)


lenga (15/11/1)


leopard (99/70/39)

letterwood --- see snakewood


lignum vitae (80/56/28)

lignum vitae, argentine --- see verawood


lilac (27/24/16)


limba (183/140/76) with fact sheet


limbali (14/8/8)

lime --- see basswood


limoncillo (6/4/0)

linden --- see basswood


little bone (6/6/3)


locust, black (135/99/55)


locust, honey (128/99/42)


locust, misc (23/13/9)

locust, water --- see locust, misc


longhi (13/9/9)


lotebush (12/12/9)


louro preto (98/65/35)

lovoa --- see walnut, african

luan --- see mahogany, philippine


lychee (22/14/0)


lyptus (53/20/10)

maca, pink --- see macacauba


macacauba (93/70/18)


macadamia (26/23/0)

macawood --- see macacauba


machiche (78/54/50) with fact sheet


madrone (135/92/33)


magnolia (124/113/97)


mahogany, african (279/220/93) with fact sheet

mahogany, american --- see mahogany, honduran

mahogany, central american --- see mahogany, honduran


mahogany, cuban (36/29/16)

mahogany, genuine --- see mahogany, honduran


mahogany, honduran (284/227/119)

mahogany, mexican --- see mahogany, misc


mahogany, misc (174/77/14)

mahogany, mountain --- see mahogany, misc

mahogany, nicaraguan --- see mahogany, misc

mahogany, peruvian --- see mahogany, misc


mahogany, philippine (82/67/49)

mahogany, plum pudding --- see mahogany, misc

mahogany, royal --- see tambran, wild


mahogany, santos (75/58/43)

mahogany, south american --- see mahogany, honduran

mahogany, true --- see mahogany, honduran


maidou (14/12/0)


makore (291/182/78) with fact sheet


mallee (46/25/7)


mango (86/59/25)


mansonia (40/22/12) with fact sheet


manzanita (74/61/33)


maple, ambrosia (114/75/33)

maple, amur --- see maple, misc


maple, bear claw (28/28/26)


maple, bigleaf (158/128/41)


maple, birdseye (139/116/50)

maple, black --- see maple, misc


maple, curly (185/137/86)

maple, douglas --- see maple, misc

maple, florida --- see maple, misc


maple, hard (187/158/87)

maple, hedge --- see maple, misc

maple, japanese --- see maple, misc


maple, misc (240/191/116)

maple, mountain --- see maple, misc

maple, norway --- see maple, misc

maple, patagonian --- see maple, misc


maple, quilted (99/72/19)


maple, red (67/55/46)

maple, silver --- see maple, soft


maple, soft (79/49/28)


maple, spalted (123/96/23)

maple, sugar --- see maple, hard

maple, vine --- see maple, misc

maple, western --- see maple, bigleaf


mappa (51/32/1)


marblewood (116/63/30)

massaranduba --- see bulletwood


meranti (83/62/38)


merbau (137/79/34) with fact sheet


mersawa (26/24/24)


mesquite (207/161/81)


milo (29/24/8)


mimosa (21/17/11)


moabi (55/33/10)


monkey pod (72/57/17)


monkey puzzle (34/28/24)


monterillo (52/26/20)


mopane (54/32/25)

morado --- see rosewood, bolivian


morrel (17/7/0)


mountain ash (25/25/25)


movingui (100/71/35) with fact sheet

mozambique --- see shedua


muhuhu (13/11/10)

muiricatiara --- see goncalo alves


mulberry (182/142/99)


mulga (15/12/0)


muninga (42/28/6)


myrtle (220/150/43)

myrtle, oregon --- see laurel, california


mystery (93/89/81)


nargusta (18/13/6)


narra (142/101/58) with partial fact sheet


niangon (43/20/7) with fact sheet

nogal --- see walnut, tropical


norfolk pine (88/63/25)


nyatoh (32/27/21)

oak, australian --- see oak, tasmanian


oak, black (130/119/79)

oak, blackjack --- see oak, black


oak, bog (75/57/32)


oak, burr (34/30/25)

oak, chestnut --- see oak, white

oak, chinkapin --- see oak, white

oak, english --- see oak, misc


oak, english brown (165/101/51) with partial fact sheet


oak, european (63/35/14)


oak, fishtail (12/8/0)

oak, hairy --- see hairy oak

oak, laurel --- see oak, red


oak, live (98/95/68)


oak, misc (102/86/39)

oak, mongolian --- see oak, misc

oak, nuttal's --- see oak, red

oak, oregon --- see oak, white


oak, pin (41/38/30)

oak, post --- see oak, white


oak, red (359/303/215) with fact sheet

oak, scarlet --- see oak, red

oak, silky --- see silky oak


oak, tasmanian (37/25/11)

oak, ubamegashi --- see oak, misc

oak, vietnamese --- see oak, misc

oak, water --- see oak, red


oak, white (394/310/198) with fact sheet

oak, willow --- see oak, red


obeche (36/23/15) with fact sheet

okoume --- see gaboon


oliepod (18/8/4)


olive (293/205/83)


orange (10/9/9)


orange agate (13/6/0)


orientalwood (20/15/4)


osage orange (163/124/55) with fact sheet


osage orange, argentine (50/37/20)

ovangkol --- see shedua

oxhorn --- see jucaro


padauk (265/200/109) with fact sheet


paela (140/107/67)


paldao (113/68/37) with fact sheet


palm, black (63/41/7)


palm, misc (23/23/23)


palm, red (98/63/27)


palo de vaca (20/12/12)


panga panga (111/93/75)


parana pine (28/16/11)


partridgewood (8/7/7)

pau Brazil --- see pernambuco

pau amerello --- see yellowheart


pau de oleo (10/7/5)

pau ferro --- see rosewood, bolivian


pau marfim (27/10/4)


pau rosa (79/46/16)


pau santo (15/9/6)


paulownia (53/46/30)


peach (18/13/5)


pearwood (243/160/78)


pecan (109/86/46)


pepperwood (5/5/4)


pernambuco (35/26/14)


peroba rosa (40/20/5)

perota --- see kelobra


persimmon (98/82/67) with fact sheet


pheasantwood, hawaiian (54/31/15)


pimento (19/6/0)

pine, aleppo --- see pine, misc

pine, apache --- see pine, misc


pine, asian (29/29/29)

pine, austrian --- see pine, misc

pine, balfour --- see pine, misc

pine, bigcone --- see pine, misc

pine, bishop --- see pine, misc

pine, bishops --- see pine, misc

pine, black --- see pine, misc

pine, blue --- see pine, misc

pine, bristlecone --- see pine, misc


pine, caribbean (19/9/2)

pine, carolina --- see pine, misc

pine, coulter --- see pine, misc

pine, cuban --- see pine, misc

pine, cypress --- see pine, misc

pine, denim --- see pine, misc

pine, digger --- see pine, misc

pine, eastern --- see pine, misc

pine, foxtail --- see pine, misc


pine, heart (112/83/32)

pine, hoop --- see norfolk pine

pine, jack --- see pine, misc

pine, jeffrey --- see pine, misc

pine, jersey --- see pine, misc

pine, knobcone --- see pine, misc

pine, limber --- see pine, misc

pine, loblolly --- see pine, yellow

pine, lodgepole --- see pine, white

pine, longleaf --- see pine, yellow

pine, maritime --- see pine, misc


pine, misc (259/215/179)

pine, mugo --- see pine, misc

pine, norfolk island --- see norfolk pine

pine, norway --- see pine, misc

pine, parana --- see parana pine

pine, pinyon --- see pine, misc

pine, pitch --- see pine, misc

pine, pond --- see pine, misc


pine, ponderosa (76/53/31)


pine, radiata (92/54/25)

pine, red --- see pine, misc

pine, russian --- see pine, misc

pine, sabine --- see pine, misc

pine, sand --- see pine, misc

pine, scotch --- see pine, misc

pine, scots --- see pine, misc

pine, scrub --- see pine, misc

pine, shortleaf --- see pine, yellow

pine, silver --- see pine, misc

pine, slash --- see pine, yellow

pine, stone --- see pine, misc

pine, sugar --- see pine, misc

pine, swedish --- see pine, misc

pine, swiss --- see pine, misc

pine, table mountain --- see pine, misc

pine, torrey --- see pine, misc

pine, virginia --- see pine, yellow

pine, weymouth --- see pine, misc


pine, white (158/146/114)

pine, white cypress --- see cypress

pine, whitebark --- see pine, misc


pine, yellow (148/137/119)


pink flamewood (14/3/1)


pink ivory (110/75/23)


pistachio (109/81/55)


plane, european (39/23/15)

plane, london --- see plane, european


plum (88/66/37)


poplar (236/193/112)

port orford cedar --- see cypress, lawson's


praline (6/4/4)


prima vera (118/87/43) with fact sheet


purpleheart (215/143/73) with fact sheet


pyinkado (10/10/9)


pyinma (36/30/14)


quebracho (11/7/3)


queensland maple (73/64/3)


raintree (9/6/2)


raintree, golden (6/6/5)


rambutan (34/30/5)


ramin (21/15/6)

red gum (American) --- see gum


redbud (100/78/58)


redgum, forest (36/33/2)


redgum, river (157/113/64)


redheart (150/106/54)


redwood (367/306/133) with fact sheet


renghas (46/40/25)


rimu (55/19/6)

river red gum --- see redgum, river


rose-of-the-mountain (6/5/4)

rosewood, african --- see etimoe


rosewood, amazon (44/40/25)

rosewood, andes --- see rosewood, misc

rosewood, asian --- see rosewood, misc

rosewood, aztec --- see rosewood, misc


rosewood, bolivian (290/203/69)

rosewood, borneo --- see rosewood, misc


rosewood, brazilian (137/106/27) with fact sheet

rosewood, brown's indian --- see dalbergia brownii

rosewood, burma --- see rosewood, misc

rosewood, burmese --- see rosewood, misc


rosewood, camatillo (52/41/10)

rosewood, cambodian --- see rosewood, misc

rosewood, caribbean --- see rosewood, misc

rosewood, central america --- see rosewood, misc

rosewood, curatinga --- see rosewood, misc


rosewood, east indian (150/97/38) with fact sheet

rosewood, guatemalan --- see rosewood, misc


rosewood, honduran (241/177/113)

rosewood, indonesian --- see rosewood, misc

rosewood, kratie --- see rosewood, misc


rosewood, madagascar (56/48/31)

rosewood, malagasy --- see rosewood, misc


rosewood, misc (127/85/55)

rosewood, myanmar --- see rosewood, misc

rosewood, new guinea --- see rosewood, misc

rosewood, nicaraguan --- see rosewood, misc

rosewood, nigerian --- see rosewood, misc

rosewood, ocelot ear --- see rosewood, misc

rosewood, palisander --- see rosewood, misc

rosewood, panama --- see rosewood, misc

rosewood, panamanian --- see rosewood, misc

rosewood, rio --- see rosewood, misc

rosewood, san domingan --- see rosewood, misc

rosewood, san dominican --- see rosewood, misc

rosewood, santo domingo --- see rosewood, misc

rosewood, santos --- see rosewood, bolivian


rosewood, senegal (20/13/11)

rosewood, shisham --- see rosewood, misc


rosewood, siam (50/40/33)

rosewood, siam --- see rosewood, misc


rosewood, sissoo (35/30/19)

rosewood, south american --- see rosewood, misc


rosita (10/6/1)


rubberwood (45/33/10)


russian olive (71/50/24)


sandlewood (6/3/0)

sap gum --- see gum


sapele (353/232/103) with fact sheet


sapodilla (13/11/8)


sassafras (99/72/52) with fact sheet


sassafras, blackheart (46/33/3)


satinwood (148/94/36)

satinwood, brazilian --- see yellowheart


sen (80/53/22)

sequoia --- see redwood


serviceberry (28/24/21)


shedua (225/147/53) with fact sheet


sheoak (65/56/18)

shihuahuaco --- see cumaru

silkwood --- see queensland maple


silky oak (77/51/33)

silver oak --- see silky oak


silverballi (13/12/5)


simaruba (7/4/4)


sipo (60/41/32)


smoketree (20/14/9)


snakewood (103/75/23)


spruce, engelmann (37/32/19)


spruce, misc (80/77/70)


spruce, norway (39/36/23)


spruce, sitka (65/56/23)


sucupira (86/72/39) with fact sheet


sugarberry (22/16/10)


sumac (66/62/42)


sumac, staghorn (77/62/50)

sweet gum --- see gum


sycamore (340/255/153) with fact sheet

sycamore, english --- see maple, hard

sydney blue gum --- see blue gum, sydney


tallowtree (20/19/14)

tamarack --- see larch


tamarisk (33/25/18)


tambootie (62/33/10)


tambran, wild (22/17/12)


tatajuba (32/18/9)


tchitola (22/6/4)


teak (263/154/79) with fact sheet


texas ebony (66/59/33)


thinwin (13/8/8)


thuya (105/72/9)


tiama (43/29/17)


tiger caspi (25/13/3)

tigerwood --- see goncalo alves

tigerwood --- see zebrawood


timbo (13/9/8)


timborana (43/29/7)


tineo (105/82/23)

tulip, american --- see poplar

tulip, yellow --- see poplar


tulipwood (131/105/41) with fact sheet


tupelo (62/60/52)


tzalam (83/31/17)

utile --- see sipo

vavona --- see redwood


verawood (157/84/29)


verdecillo (16/1/0)

vermillion --- see padauk


viburnum (6/5/5)


virola (14/10/8)


volador (18/15/10)


walnut, african (45/19/2)

walnut, argentine --- see walnut, misc

walnut, arizona --- see walnut, misc

walnut, bastogne --- see walnut, misc


walnut, black (529/413/206) with fact sheet

walnut, brazilian --- see walnut, tropical

walnut, caribbean --- see walnut, misc

walnut, circassian --- see walnut, misc


walnut, claro (208/147/40)

walnut, english --- see walnut, european


walnut, european (148/90/24)

walnut, french --- see walnut, european

walnut, honduran --- see walnut, tropical

walnut, italian --- see walnut, european


walnut, misc (141/81/22)

walnut, new guinea --- see walnut, misc

walnut, oriental --- see walnut, misc

walnut, peruvian --- see walnut, tropical

walnut, russian --- see walnut, misc


walnut, tropical (61/47/32)

walnut, turkish --- see walnut, misc


wamara (21/20/12)


wawabima (26/21/16) with fact sheet


wenge (223/158/70) with fact sheet


western rosewood (11/6/4)


willow (192/160/140)


yellowbox (17/8/1)


yellowheart (162/103/47) with partial fact sheet


yew, asian (34/33/29)

yew, common --- see yew, english


yew, english (45/33/20)

yew, european --- see yew, english


yew, misc (101/59/10)

yew, oregon --- see yew, pacific


yew, pacific (85/75/38)

yew, western --- see yew, pacific


york gum (39/29/3)


zebrawood (234/186/102) with fact sheet


zircote (225/175/90)



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