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Types of wood

List of some different types of wood

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Eis forEbony

Scientific name: genus: Diospyros
Ebony is extremely dense, fine-grained black wood. It does not float in water. Ebony is most famously used to make the black keys on a piano.

Mis forMahogany

Mahogany is a generic name given to several different kinds of reddish-brown furniture grade timber, either from tropical regions or the Americas.
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Ois forOak

Oak is timber from the oak tree. It can be used to make floors and furniture.
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Pis forPine

Pine is a soft, cheap timber, commonly used for making floors and furniture. It becomes more yellow as it ages.
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Tis forTeak

Scientific name: tectona grandis
Teak is a timber from an Indian tree. It is hard, durable and is particularly useful for making outdoor furniture and decking on ships.