Indiana FFA Forestry Wood Products

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American Beech
Does not impart taste or odor to food: ideal for food containers, baskets, utensils, and bread/butcher boards. Also used for chairs, handles, flooring, turned articles, clothes pins, workbench tops, tool handles, novelties, and interior furniture.
Sycamore
Favored for butcher blocks. Also used for interior furniture (quarter-sawn lumber mainly), boxes (primarily food containers), crates, slackcooperage, flooring, pallets, handles, and veneer.
Black Cherry
Cabinetry, interior furniture, paneling,architectural woodwork, caskets, woodenware,toys, novelties, gun stocks, and tool handles.
Black Walnut
Prized in North America for high-end cabinetry and furniture. Ideal for gun stocks due to dimensional stability and ability to absorb recoil. Also used for decorative panels and veneer, interior joinery, novelties, carving, turnery, boat building, clockcases, and musical instruments.
Eastern Red Cedar
Used previously for pencils but primary use today is fenceposts. Other uses include chests, closet lining, novelties, buckets, shingles, boat building, and other exterior applications.
Hickory
Mainly used for applications requiring strength and toughness: tool handles, skis, golf clubs, wheels, agricultural implements. Other uses include flooring, furniture, ladders, musical instruments, sounding boards, paneling, veneer, fishing rods, dowels, building materials,.
Northern Red Oak
Used for cabinets, furniture, millwork, musical instruments, plywood, flooring, turnery, boxes, caskets, pallets, heavy construction, and many other applications.
White Ash
Used for furniture, cooperage, baseball bats, boat oars, ladders, chairs, food containers, agricultural implements, tool handles, plywood, and decorative veneer
White oak
Uses include outdoor furniture, boats, cooperage, flooring, interior furniture - especially chairs and tables, turnery, baskets, trim, millwork, and veneers
American basswood
American elm
Butternut
Eastern Red Cedar
Sugar Maple
Tuliptree/Yellow Poplar
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