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Wood of the Month
Pictures and images of wood species. Learn about hardwood and softwood including maple, cherry, pine, chestnut, birch and zebrawood.
By Jo-Ann Kaiser | Updated: 05/08/2013 3:00:00 PM
Lacewood's name most likely is derived from the wood’s distinctive lacey appearance, which has also been described as speckled, flecked and flakey. Sponsored by Pollmeier Inc.
By Jo-Ann Kaiser | Updated: 02/01/2013 3:00:00 PM
Chameleon-like European beech offers a variety of options for cabinetry, flooring, furniture and more. Sponsored by Pollmeier Inc.
By Jo-Ann Kaiser | Updated: 11/29/2012 8:00:00 AM
A tropical hardwood for furniture, casegoods and musical instruments, this “exotic” domestic is full of surprises.
By Jo-Ann Kaiser | Updated: 10/08/2012 8:56:00 AM
Pacific Coast maple goes by a variety of terms, among them big leaf maple and Oregon maple, but is also known as soft maple.
By Jo-Ann Kaiser | Updated: 10/04/2012 10:00:00 AM
Black or white, limba is an ideal species for musical instruments and other products.
By Jo-Ann Kaiser | Updated: 09/05/2012 3:15:00 PM
White oak offers an enduring presence in furniture and cabinetry. Sponsored by Northwest Hardwoods
By Jo-Ann Kaiser | Updated: 08/07/2012 11:50:00 AM
Paldao’s versatility helps it to shine on the world stage. Sponsored by Columbia Forest Products