Hardwood characteristics

Which wood is best for furniture, mahogany, maple, beech, cherry, teak, pine or oak?

Available in a variety of colors, grains, and hardnesses, solid wood has always been a preferred material for fine furniture. Shock-resistant and durable, it's also a sound investment, increasing in value over generations. Different parts of the world produce different types of woods, each with its own set of characteristics. And because each tree yields lumber with its own grain patterns and markings, each piece of genuine wood has its own unique personality......... read more
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July 17 2009 - Honolulu
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