COLOR: Heartwood is uniformly pinkish to dark red, often a rich, dark red mahogany hue, turning a deep brownish red with age and exposure; sapwood is pale. Frequent black streaks with occasional ingrown grain.
GRAIN: Frequently interlocked or wavy. Texture is even and moderately coarse.
VARIATIONS WITHIN SPECIES AND GRADES: Moderate to high color variation.
Difficult to work because of high density and irregular grain; carbide
Hickory & Pecan
Sugar (Hard) Maple
Southern Yellow Pine