This section includes just about any useful or interesting information on the wood species that wouldn’t appropriately fit into any of the other headings. This may include information on how the wood or tree got its name, history or lore pertaining to the wood, exceptional or unique characteristics of the wood, or commentary on the current trends or perception of the wood species.

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Aaron Lane

This app is GOLD! I am a wood turner, and knife maker so Janka hardness and species performance metrics are critical in providing the best pieces for my clients… this App supasses what I would have written into a “wish list” of single source insight and info!


Hi Could anyone tell me what this wood is , is it Maple