Long tube-like cells used to transport sap in the tree
Thin cellular wall protected by the bast and bark
The soft recent growth, commonly paler in colour
Quality quarter sawn Oak imported from Europe in the 17th- 18th Century
True Mahogany belongs to this genus
Technical term for ‘Plain sawn’ or ‘slab cut’ timber
One seasons growth in the tree 6-4
Knotty formation that produces highly decorative veneers
Name given to ‘Burr’ Padauk - clue is the country of origin
Scientific term for materials that absorb moisture from the atmosphere
Most noticeable in radial cut Oak as figured silvery streaks 9-3
End grain veneers cut from a branch or small tree like laburnum
The common furniture beetle grub
Correct term for a material with different physical properties in different directions
Wood recently felled or not seasoned
Large oven used to speed up seasoning/drying
Native tree with dense pale timber used as inlay or stringing
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