Amazon Rosewood Overview LATIN: DALBERGIA SPRUCEANA ORIGIN: BRAZIL, VENEZUELA, BOLIVIA Dalbergia spruceana is a true Rosewood, and is regarded as the best alternative to Brazilian Rosewood. It is a dense wood, so it is perfect for pool cues and musical instruments. This species is rare, but is not listed as being endangered.
Red Oak Overview LATIN: QUERCUS RUBRA ORIGIN: NORTH AMERICA Oak is regarded as one of the most beautiful woods to work with because of its grain pattern and character. Oak is used in many woodworking applications, including steam bending. Air-dry bending and crushing strengths are high. Hardness is rated as medium, and weight is high.
Walnut Overview LATIN: JUGLANS NIGRA ORIGIN: NORTH AMERICA Walnut is a hard, tough wood prized as a cabinet making wood. It is also popular in the United States for gunstocks and rifle butts. Quality furniture, musical instrument, turnery, and carving also sees the use of walnut.