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A. Canary Wood (Centrolobium spp.)
Generally yellow, but may tend to orange/red. Medium luster, with varying texture and grain. Decorative uses. Resistant to insects and fungi.

B. Chechen (Metopium brownei) – Variegated color from brown to reddish brown, with a golden luster. Fine texture, hard and heavy. Often used for tool handles and fine furniture.

C. Gonšalo Alves (Astronium graveolens) – Brown to reddish brown, with nearly black stripes. Easy to work and takes a high polish. Often used for handles.

D. Padauk (Pterocarpus soyauxii) – Vivid red to purple/brown with light sapwood. Weathers very well, and takes a good finish. Used for handles, turnings, veneers, and carvings.

E. Purpleheart (Peltogyne spp.) – Deep purple to dark brown, lighter sapwood. Medium to high luster, turns well, glues well and finishes well. Hard on tool edges. Used for turning, marquetry, furniture and handles.

F. Redheart (Erythroxylum areolatum) – Red or reddish-brown, may have a purple cast. Hard and heavy, it has a fine texture, is easy to work, and takes a high polish. Used for turning and handles.

G. Yellowheart (Euxylophora paraenis) – Bright yellow with yellow-white sapwood. High luster, medium texture, and easy to work. Good dimensional stability. Used for furniture, turning and flooring.

H. Ziricote (Cordia spp.) – Stock is currently not available.

J. Honduras Mahogany (Swietenia macrophylla) – Rich red or brown with variable grain and texture. Easy to work and takes a fine polish. Used for handles, trim, furniture, patternmaking, turning and carving.

K. Honduras Rosewood (Dalbergia stevensonii) – Rich red or brown with variable grain and texture. Easy to work and takes a fine polish. Used for handles, trim, furniture, patternmaking, turning and carving.

L. Cocobolo (Dalbergia retusa) – Variable color, typically deep orange-red with black stripes. Excellent working properties, but natural oils make it tricky to glue. Commonly used for knife handles, jewellery boxes, chess pieces, and instruments.

M. Spanish Cedar (Cedrela spp.) – Pink to reddish-brown, becoming darker with exposure to air. Pronouned odor, with straight grain. Easy to work, but difficult to bore cleanly. Used for cabinets, humidors, instruments, and boat building. Volatile oils make it unsuitable for clock cases.

N. Granadillo (Platymiscium spp.) – Stock is currently not available.

O. Lacewood (Grevillea robusta) – Pale pinkish to yellow brown. Grain straight to wavy, large rays yield a prominent figure. Works well, and is commonly used for decorative purposes.

P. Lignum Vitae (Guaiacum spp.) – Dark greenish brown to black, with pale yellow or cream-colored sapwood. Extremely hard and dense with interlocking grain. Difficult to work, but shapes well. High oil and resin content make it useful for bearings, pulley blocks, or sole plates.