Mitch's World Of Woods

Discover some of the many wood species available to woodworkers these days.
Some are my old favourites, while others I will be experiencing for the first time.

Donations of any wood species, not yet covered, much appreciated (CITIES permitting).
Please email me with details at worldofwoods@womadeod.co.uk

Look up the species you require in the table below (you can sort on any column in some browsers)


Species Latin Video link
African Padauk pterocarpus soyauxii https://youtu.be/Fck6T51jo6g
European White Oak quercus petraea /
quercus robur
https://youtu.be/Xqmo5whBfJ0
Panga Panga millettia stuhlmannii https://youtu.be/i613FdY4DJg
American White Oak quercus alba https://youtu.be/XbBNvMKMi4g
Chamfuta afzelia quanzensis https://youtu.be/VESEyLL40t0
American Walnut juglans nigra https://youtu.be/7FYTL_oBJaY
Milk Pear Inhambanella henriquesii https://youtu.be/xM1ll_KPDh4
European Ash fraxinus excelsior https://youtu.be/vEiTynJsVKE
Tanga Tanga albizia ferruginea/versicolor https://youtu.be/CGAHAYqGToE
European Walnut juglans regia https://youtu.be/J6arMCbAWm8
Lemonwood xymalos monospora https://youtu.be/HcAUP7kCANI
Rimu dacrydium cupressinum https://youtu.be/YVcDaIJiZDE
Kauri Pine
(New Zealand)
agathis australis https://youtu.be/npe39yhkZgs
Jarrah eucalyptus marginata https://youtu.be/tL0_UOXLWFI
Narra pterocarpus indicus https://youtu.be/PytPrBtbkXI
Pohutakawa metrosideros excelsa https://youtu.be/Ekbqwx2MZjk
Marblewood
(Guyana)
marmaroxylon racemosum https://youtu.be/dnkKrSZ2yTo
Kiaat pterocarpus angolensis https://youtu.be/T32B6_Vt_hM
Holly (Common,
English, European)
ilex aquifolium https://youtu.be/Y7RcT4GdyCs
Blackwood (African) dalbergia melanoxylon https://youtu.be/iKUwEwgtbuY
Balata manilkara bidentata https://youtu.be/qetxTNwHxEU
Osage Orange maclura pomifera https://youtu.be/N1ivJ58-Rzs
European Olivewood olea europeae https://youtu.be/AwJHB3lkRSo
European Cherry prunus avium https://youtu.be/F5W-m4YAtkQ
Dark Red Meranti shorea spp. https://youtu.be/KQGdYnjScAE
Light Red Meranti shorea spp. https://youtu.be/4xeBVHXYN3Y
Zebrano microberlinia brazzavillensis https://youtu.be/uo4RTjloPzQ
Ebony (African) diospyrus crassiflora https://youtu.be/jtaY7IxhU3o
Silver Ash flindersia schottiana https://youtu.be/yj02efZggYc
Hard Maple acer saccharum https://youtu.be/I178nDPxiZs
Bubinga
(African Rosewood)
guibourtia demeusei https://youtu.be/P6l5Ecsh1yQ
Scots Pine
(Redwood)
pinus sylvestris https://youtu.be/FiWC1JCieSk
Tasmanian Oak eucalyptus delegatensis/
obliqua/regnans
https://youtu.be/t1Y_OufQiJE
Queensland Maple flindersia brayleyana/
pimenteliana/laevicarpa
https://youtu.be/fN9m_Hh4MSo
Puriri vitex lucens https://youtu.be/LXU8yu0p3t8
Brush Box lophostemon confertus https://youtu.be/bP7Zo-jHk9U
Hoop Pine araucaria cunninghamii https://youtu.be/UheEVtZuSNA
Australian Silky Oak cardwellia sublimis https://youtu.be/4POLgSvAHCE
Blackbean castanospermum australe https://youtu.be/aCZhu7m3dPA
European Beech fagus sylvatica https://youtu.be/A-Q_eHwCDaM

Sources

Surrey Timbers Limited
Unit 5, Loseley Park, Stakescorner Road, Guildford GU3 1HS, United Kingdom
01483 457 826 / 07795 663 792  info@surreytimbers.co.uk  www.surreytimbers.co.uk


References
World Woods in Colour - ISBN 0854420282
The Encyclopedia of Wood - ISBN 1845661583

Trees of Southern Africa - ISBN 978 1 86872 389 8
Useful Tropical Plants - http://tropical.theferns.info/
The Wood Database - http://www.wood-database.com
Wikipedia - https://www.wikipedia.org/

plus others:
Individual videos carry specific references

Acknowledgements
Thanks to fellow woodworkers and those involved in the wood supply business, who have all been generous with their knowledge.