Rubber wood is sometimes also called para wood Rubber wood also known as Plantation Hardwood is the standard common name for the hardwood timber of Hevea brasiliensis. Rubber wood has a dense grain that is easily controlled in the kiln drying process. Rubber wood has very little shrinkage making it one of the more stable construction materials available for furniture, toys and kitchen accessories. It is not suitable for outdoor usage. Rubber wood is used only after it completes its latex producing cycle, generally when it is 25-30 years old. When the latex yields become extremely low, the trees are then felled, and new ones are usually planted. This wood is therefore eco-friendly in the sense that it is being used when it would normally be thrown away. As with all hardwoods, rubber wood comes in varying degrees of quality.
Willow is a light weight, relatively weak wood and thus not suitable where strength performance is important. Its small pores, lack of a distinctive grain pattern, and light weight make it comparable to cottonwood, basswood, and yellow-poplar. Where color is not critical, it is sometimes mixed with cottonwood. It is most commonly used for cabinets, boxes, crates, and caskets. When processed in the central states, it will likely be used for pallets and crating that will not experience heavy loading. Grade lumber is produced in the south.
From colonial times, chestnut has been made into anything destined to last: shingles, siding, fence rails and posts, railroad ties, and furniture. It was prized as casket stock. Today, woodworkers select chestnut veneer for custom cabinets, and solid stock for clocks, chests, and furniture. And, antique furniture restorers demand chestnut for replacement parts. Chestnut wood is straight-grained, strong, and easy to saw and split, and it lacks the radial end grain found on most other hardwoods. The tree was particularly valuable commercially since it grew at a faster rate than oaks. Being rich in tannins, the wood was highly resistant to decay and therefore used for a variety of purposes, including furniture, split-rail fences, shingles, home construction, flooring, piers, plywood, paper pulp, and telephone poles.
Birch wood use: Due to the hardness of Birch, it is better to shape it with power tools, as it is quite difficult to work it with hand tools Birch wood is suitable for veneer, and birch plywood is among the strongest and most dimensionally stable plywoods, although it is unsuitable for exterior use.
Linden wood is favored by furniture makers who like the wood’s straight grain. It is also used for dimensional lumber and wood-veneer surface and for carving. Medicinal uses from its volatile oils and flowers are varied and include tinctures for stomach problems, anxiety and sedation.