Types of wood


Wood Description
Fir The wood is yellowish-white in color with a slightly marked grain. There may be several nodes present.
The wood is soft and light. It is a resinous wood.


The wood is light, medium hard and not very compact. The sapwood is greyish in color and the heartwood is a more or less dark salmon-pink colour.
Chestnut The sapwood is yellowish, the heartwood is light brown. The heartwood resists attacks by fungi, insects and even fire. It resists weather well and is therefore suitable for outdoors.
Toulipier The sapwood is whitish, often with light streaks. The heartwood varies from light yellow to brownish yellow with dark-grey or greenish-grey areas. It has a compact, regular texture with straight grain.
Ash tree The sapwood and heartwood are barely differentiated with a light or pale brown color, tending to darken with maturation. It has straight grain and coarse texture.
Oak The sapwood is yellowish and the heartwood brown. It has straight grain even if irregular and coarse texture. The heartwood is resistant to the worst climatic situations and wear, therefore it is particularly suitable for outdoor uses.
Mahogany The sapwood is whitish and the heartwood brown or reddish-brown. It has fine texture with woven fiber. It has good durability, particularly when stored dry.
Wenge The sapwood is whitish and unusable, differentiated from the dark brown heartwood variegated by blackish stripes. Wood is hard, heavy and durable even for outdoor uses. The grain is straight with a rather coarse texture.
Walnuts The sapwood is whitish, differentiated from the heartwood which is brown in colour, streaked with darker veins which make it particularly valuable. It has a medium to fine texture with varied grain.