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Click on a thumbnail to see the full size wood grain image or go to the Forest Products Lab to read its mechanical properties.

For a listing of wood properities for most major timber trees visit Hardwoods of North America or Softwoods of North America (pdf documents).

There are 61 trees with wood grain images, please be patient as the thumbnails load.

wood grain Abies balsamea - balsam fir
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wood grain Abies concolor - white fir
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wood grain Acer nigrum - black maple
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wood grain Acer rubrum - red maple
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wood grain Acer saccharinum - silver maple
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wood grain Acer saccharum - sugar maple
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wood grain Alnus rubra - red alder
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wood grain Betula alleghaniensis - yellow birch
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wood grain Betula lenta - sweet birch
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wood grain Betula papyrifera - paper birch
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wood grain Calocedrus decurrens - incense-cedar
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wood grain Carya aquatica - water hickory
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wood grain Carya cordiformis - bitternut hickory
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wood grain Carya glabra - pignut hickory
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wood grain Carya illinoinensis - pecan
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wood grain Carya laciniosa - shellbark hickory
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wood grain Carya ovalis - red hickory
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wood grain Carya ovata - shagbark hickory
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wood grain Carya pallida - sand hickory
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wood grain Carya tomentosa - mockernut hickory
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wood grain Castanea dentata - American chestnut
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wood grain Celtis laevigata var. laevigata - sugarberry
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wood grain Celtis laevigata var. reticulata - netleaf hackberry
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wood grain Celtis occidentalis - hackberry
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wood grain Chamaecyparis lawsoniana - Port-Orford-cedar
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wood grain Chamaecyparis thyoides - Atlantic white-cedar
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wood grain Cornus florida - flowering dogwood
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wood grain Eucalyptus camaldulensis - river red gum

wood grain Eucalyptus globulus - blue gum

wood grain Fagus grandifolia - American beech
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wood grain Fraxinus americana - white ash
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wood grain Fraxinus nigra - black ash
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wood grain Fraxinus pennsylvanica - green ash
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wood grain Juglans cinerea - butternut
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wood grain Juglans nigra - black walnut
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wood grain Juniperus virginiana - eastern redcedar
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wood grain Larix occidentalis - western larch
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wood grain Liquidambar styraciflua - sweetgum
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wood grain Liriodendron tulipifera - yellow-poplar
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wood grain Maclura pomifera - osage-orange
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wood grain Magnolia acuminata - cucumbertree
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wood grain Magnolia fraseri - Fraser magnolia

wood grain Magnolia grandiflora - southern magnolia
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wood grain Nyssa sylvatica - blackgum
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wood grain Picea engelmannii - Engelmann spruce
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wood grain Picea glauca - white spruce
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wood grain Picea mariana - black spruce
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wood grain Picea rubens - red spruce
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wood grain Picea sitchensis - Sitka spruce
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wood grain Pinus clausa - sand pine
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wood grain Pinus contorta - lodgepole pine
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wood grain Pinus echinata - shortleaf pine
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wood grain Pinus elliottii - slash pine
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wood grain Pinus glabra - spruce pine
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wood grain Pinus lambertiana - sugar pine
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wood grain Pinus monticola - western white pine
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wood grain Pinus palustris - longleaf pine
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wood grain Pinus ponderosa - ponderosa pine
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wood grain Pinus pungens - Table Mountain pine
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wood grain Pinus rigida - pitch pine
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wood grain Pinus serotina - pond pine

wood grain Pinus strobus - eastern white pine
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wood grain Pinus taeda - loblolly pine
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wood grain Pinus virginiana - Virginia pine
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wood grain Platanus occidentalis - American sycamore
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wood grain Populus angustifolia - narrowleaf cottonwood
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wood grain Populus balsamifera ssp. balsamifera - balsam poplar
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wood grain Populus balsamifera ssp. trichocarpa - black cottonwood
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wood grain Populus deltoides - eastern cottonwood
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wood grain Populus fremontii - Fremont cottonwood
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wood grain Populus grandidentata - bigtooth aspen
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wood grain Populus heterophylla - swamp cottonwood
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wood grain Populus tremuloides - quaking aspen
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wood grain Prunus serotina - black cherry
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wood grain Pseudotsuga menziesii - Douglas-fir
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wood grain Quercus alba - white oak
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wood grain Quercus falcata - southern red oak
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wood grain Quercus rubra - northern red oak
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wood grain Quercus velutina - black oak
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wood grain Robinia pseudoacacia - black locust
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wood grain Salix nigra - black willow
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wood grain Sassafras albidum - sassafras
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wood grain Sequoia sempervirens - redwood
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wood grain Swietenia mahagoni - West Indies mahogany

wood grain Taxodium distichum - baldcypress
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wood grain Thuja plicata - western redcedar
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wood grain Tilia americana - American basswood
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wood grain Tsuga canadensis - eastern hemlock
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wood grain Tsuga heterophylla - western hemlock
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wood grain Ulmus alata - winged elm
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wood grain Ulmus americana - American elm
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wood grain Ulmus rubra - slippery elm
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wood grain Ulmus thomasii - rock elm
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Woodblocks courtesy of Mrs. Allen Crenshaw and special thanks to Dr. Audrey Zink-Sharp, Department of Sustainable Biomaterials at Virginia Tech.