Wood Species Guide
Here you'll find all you need to know about choosing and using various species of wood. Learn about wood properties and working characteristics so you can build better projects.
I felled some trees that a friend said looked as if they were bird’s-eye ash. Is there such a thing and how rare are they?
I'm building a workbench which will take a lot of abuse. That started me thinking about the relative hardness of woods. How is that determine?
Is laminated bamboo available in lumber form from wood suppliers, and in what thicknesses and widths? Also, can you tell me more about its properties and recommended finishes?
I was given some maple boards, but how can I tell if they are hard or soft maple? Also, what’s the best finish for each?
What is “Texas ebony,” and where can I get some?
While wood shopping this weekend, my wife picked up a piece of wood she wanted me to use to make a box. It’s marked “viraro,” but I can’t find any information on it. Can you help?