Claro walnut's uses include custom furniture, cabinetry, turnery
and musical instruments, including acoustic, wind, percussion and electric," said Judy.
It's considered an excellent turnery
wood and I've seen some wonderful bowls made from it.
Maple is used for flat pieces such as cutting boards because it is a very hard wood and resists absorption, while birch is a bit softer, making it a popular choice for turnery
items such as rolling pins.
Its uses include architectural woodwork, turnery
, tool handles, musical and scientific instruments and specialty items.
Zebrawood is a popular choice for turnery
, as much for its properties as its distinctive look.
Use of red alder has been steadily increasing to include cabinetry, doors, furniture, musical instruments, turnery
, carving, plywood corestock, woodenware and veneer.
Other uses include: billiard tables, tool handles, office and bank fittings, interior joinery, gunstocks, ornamental turnery
, boat building and flooring.
It is a favorite for turnery
and carving, and also is used in pattern making and specialty items.