Woodturners of South  West Florida

Tips: Wood Colors

Taken from rec.crafts.woodturning....posted by jbryant@vianet.on.ca
http://muskoka.vianet.on.ca/pages/jbryant

A while ago someone asked if I could post a list of all the woods I've turned and their matching colours so here it is.  The colours are as I see them in the specific piece(s) that I have turned from that wood....John Bryant

A
Accia yellow
Alder brown
Apple brown
Ash, Swamp brown
Ash, White light brown to white
B
Banksia Nut brown
Basswood light brown
Beech, Domestic pinkish brown
Beech, Domestic Spalted pinkish brown with black streaks
Birch, Yellow light brown
Birch Burl, Yellow light brown
Birch, White pinkish
Black Lima light brown with dark brown streaks
Blackwood, African black
Bloodwood red
Bocote, Mexican black and light brown
Boxwood, European light brown
Bubinga orange brown
Butternut light brown
C
Catalpa light brown with dark brown streaks
Cedar, Aeromatic pink
Cedar, Western Red pinkish brown
Cedar Burl, Western Red white, brown and green
Chestnut, Sweet    medium brown and white
Cherry, Black    orange brown
Cherry Burl, Black    orange brown
Cocobolo     dark red with black streaks
D
E
African Ebony    black
Madagascar Ebony   black and medium brown streaks
F
Douglas Fur     orange
Douglas Fur Burl    orange with dark burl figure
G
Goldfield Burl    medium brown
Goncalo Alves    reddish brown
H
I
Imbuya     brown like walnut
J
K
L
Lignum Vitae    green
M
Mahogany, Brazilian   red
Manzonia Root    red
Maple, Ambrosia    light brown with darker brown streaks
Maple, Bigleaf    pinkish
Maple, Birdseye    blonde
Maple Burl, Bigleaf    tan
Maple, Curly     blonde
Maple, Hard     blonde
Maple Burl, Hard    blonde and sometimes dark
Maple, Manitoba/Box Elder  blonde
Maple Burl, Manitoba/Box Elder  blonde and sometimes pink streaks
Maple, Soft     blonde and sometimes pink streaks
Maple, Spalted    black and white and tan
Muikui      pink with flecks of white
Mulberry     yellow
Myrtle, Oregon    medium brown with black lines
N
O
Oak, Red     tan (medium brown)
Oak, Curly Red    tan (medium brown)
Oak, White     medium brown
Oak Burl, White    dark brown like walnut
White Oak, Spalted    black and white
Olivewood, Spanish    green and brown strips
Osage Orange    yellow
P
Padauk, African    bright orange to red
Pau Armarillo    yellow
Pau Rosa     red orange combination
Pine Burl, Red    blonde
Pine, White     blonde
Pink Ivory     pink
Poplar, American    green
Purpleheart     purple
Q
R
Rosewood, Amazon   very dark shade of purple
Rosewood, East Indian   dark brown mixture
Rosewood, Honduras   mixture of dark and light browns
S
Snakewood     a redish brown and black
Sumac     mixture of green strips
Sycamore, English Curly   blonde
T
Teak      brown
Tulipwood     pink and orange
U
V
Vera      mixture of green strips (looks like sumac)
W
Walnut, Black    dark brown
Walnut, Oregon    dark brown with some black streaks
Wenge striped black and brown
Willow, Black pinky brown
X
Y
Yellowheart yellow
Z
Zebrawood brown with black streaks
Zircote black with brown
 


 
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