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Teak is one of the most common tropical hardwood trees that has managed to become a mainstay of the wood processing industry. Its water-resistant yellowish heartwood that darkens with age is very well suited in outdoor construction, furniture, and boat decks, as well as many indoor applications in flooring, paneling, countertops, furniture and structural columns.
Basswood (Tilia or Lime tree) is a famous and widespread tree originating from North America and Europe. Since its wood structure is so soft and the grain and texture are consistent and fine, basswood has become a wood of choice for woodworkers who are interested in carving and sculpting.
Cocobolo is a high-quality hardwood whose orange or reddish-brown heartwood is praised all around the world for its great visual appeal and irregular trace lines that make objects made from this material to look premium and expensive. Because of its weight and excellent properties, it is rarely used in furniture and can instead be found in musical instruments, art, and custom premium objects.
Wenge wood from central Africa is one of the premier exotic dark wood types that is available on the market today. After excessive exploitation from the global market, wenge wood is today harder and harder to come by.