1. Alder
    • grows in Washington, Oregon, and Northern California; used in furniture; light color and is used as substitute for Birch and Cherry

  2. Ash
    • grows in the South Atlantic States and the Mississipi Valley; used in furniture and baseball bats

  3. Basswood
    • also know as Lindenwood, Limewood; weighing about 26 pounds per cubic foot; grows in Europe and the Great Lakes region; used in hand carving

  4. Birch
    • grows in the Ohio and Mississippi Valleys; used for fruniture and cabinets

  5. Cedar, Tenn. Aromatic Red
    • grows form Nova Scotia west to the Dakotas and from that line south to the Gulf and South America; used for cedar chests and closets

  6. Cherry
    • grows in the Appalachian Mountains in New York, Pennsylvania, and West Vergina; used for furniture, cabinets, and carving

  7. Cocobolo
    • grows in Panama, Costa Rica, and Nicarague; weighs about 60 - 76 pounds per cubic foot; the dust may effect some people like poison ivy; used for knife handles, pistol grips, chessmen, handles, etc.

  8. Ebony, Black
    • grows in Africa; weighs about 45 - 70 pounds per cubiic foot; used for inlay work, turned artidles, piano keys of top grade instruments, knife handles, etc.

  9. Goncalo Alves
    • grows in Brazil; used in fine furniture for decorative purposes and for dampers in grand pianos

  10. Jelutong
    • grows in Malaya; weigh about 30 pounds per cubic foot; main value of the wood is in the latex, which is used to manufacture chewing gum

  11. Koa
    • grows in the hawaiian Islands; used in furniture; best known for use in ukeleles; Koa means soldier, bold and valiant

  12. Lignum Vitae
    • grows in the West Indies and West Coast of Central America; hardest, and heaviest, and closest-grain wood known and has a density almost equal to iron; used for bearing in clocks, washing machines, air-conditionors, and boats

  13. Mahogany, Honduras
    • known as "Tropical Mahogany" and is a true mahogany; grows in Central and South America; used for furniture and pattern making

  14. Mahogany, Phillippine
    • grown in the Phillippines and known as "Red Lauan"l not really a true mahogany; used for furniture

  15. Maple, Eastern Hard
    • known also as "Hard Rock Maple"; grows in the New England States and the states around the Great Lakes; used for flooring, cabinets, bowlings alleys, bowling pins, furniture, and butcher blocks

  16. Oak, Red
    • grows in Southern Canada and the eastern section of the United States; used in flooring and furniture

  17. Oak, White
    • grows in Southern Canada and the eastern section of the United States; used in flooring and furniture

  18. Padauk, African
    • grows in Africa; used in fine furniture

  19. Padauk, Andaman
    • grows in the Andaman Islands, a group of islands in the Bay of Bengal about 650 miles souteast of Calcutta; used in furniture, turned articles, and certain musical instruments

  20. Purple Heart
    • knows as "Amaranth"; grows in South America; used for inlays, marquetry, floorings, and butts of expensive billiard cues

  21. Rosewood, Brazilian
    • grows in the rain forests of Brail and in illegal to export; used for instruments, inlays, and fine furniture

  22. Rosewood, East Indian
    • grows in India; used in inlays, fine furniture, etc.

  23. Rosewood, Honduras
    • grows in British Honduras; like most rosewoods, very hard; used in cabinet work and marquetry, but it is chiefly employed for the bars of the marimbas and xylophones manufactured in the United States

  24. Rosewood, Hong Kong
    • Known as "Burma Padauk"; grows in Burma; used in furniture, inlays, etc.

  25. Rosewood, Mexican
    • known as "Bocote"; hard and oily

  26. Shedua
    • grows in Africa; hard and is a sister to Teak; used in furniture

  27. Teak
    • grows in India, Burma, Thailand, and Java light golden brown color; an ioly wood; used in shipbuilding for decks and trim, wall paneling, and fine fruniture

  28. Tulipwood, Brazilian
    • grows in Brail; hard to work; used as inlay, marquetry, and decorative work; looks like a Christmas candy cane with its red and white strips

  29. Walnut, American Black
    • grows chiefly in Missouri, Iowa, Illinois, Indiana, Ohio, Kentucky, and Tennessee; easy to work; used in fruniture, paneling, gunstocks, etc.

  30. Zebrawood
    • grows in West Africa; used in fine furiture, inlays, decorative work, and gunstocks; gets its name for the Zebra looking stripes
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