HARDWOODS

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BEECH

1. High abrasion resistance

2. Natural antiseptic

3. Hard wearing

4. Strong

5. Finishes well - varnish

USES:

1. Furniture

2. Toys

3. Kitchen utensils & tool handles

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OAK

1. Tough, hard & durable

2. Finishes well but stains in contact with steel

3. Corrodes steel screws & fittings

4. Red oak is hard & heavy with high crushing strength & medium bending stretch

5. White oak is more durable than red oak, works well with nailing, sawing & sanding

USES:

1. Furniture

2. Floors

3. Construction, ships & capentry

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ASH

1. Tough

2. Open grained

3. Flexible

3. Can be bent if streamed

USES:

1. Tool handles

2. Laminates & sports equipment

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MAHOGANY

1. Durable & strong

2. Interlocking grain

3. Excellent for carving

4. Finishes well

USES:

1. Outdoor furniture

2. Good quality furniture 

3. Veneers

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TEAK

1. Extremely heavy

2. Strong & durable

3. Carves well

4. Often used as a veneer because of its high value

USES:

1. Scandinavian modern & oriental furniture styles are often crafted of teak

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