West African in Origin

Movement - Small

Durability - Very durable and also insect resistant

Treatability - Very Resistant

Workability - Works well except for picking-up with interlocked grain, splits with nailing, polishes well

English in Origin 

Movement - Medium

Durability - Perishable

Treatability - Moderately resistant

Workability - Works moderately well except in harder samples, finishes well, requires pre-boring. 

North American in Origin

Movement - Medium

Durability - Perishable

Treatability - Moderately resistant

Workability - Works moderately well except in harder samples, finishes well, requires pre-boring. 

European in Origin

Movement - Small

Durability - Durable

Treatability - Moderately Resistant

Workability - Easy to work and finishes well

European in Origin

Movement - Medium

Durability - Moderately 

Treatability - no information

Workability - Works well, dependant on the irregularity of grain

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Africa in Origin

Movement - Small

Durability - Very Durable

Treatability - Very resistant

Workability - Easy to work in general but grain direction or deposits can cause problems, finishes well with filling.

South East Asia in origin

Movement - Medium to large.

Durability - Moderately Durable.

Treatability - Moderately resistant at least.

Workability - Fairly difficult owing to grain and gum.

African in Origin

Movement - Small

Durability - Moderately Durable

Treatability - Very resistant & also the sapwood

Workability - Easy to work with except for planing quartered stock, heavier species are harder to work.

South East Asia in Origin

Movement - Small

Durability - Moderate

Treatability - Resistant & also the sapwood

Workability - OK to work

USA & Canada in Origin

Movement - Medium

Durability - Durable

Treatability - Very resistant & also the sapwood

Workability - Tends to be easier to work with than European Oak, finishes well but needs pre-boring.

European in Origin

Movement - Medium

Durability - Durable

Treatability - Very resistant 

Workability - Finishes well but needs pre-boring.

African in Origin

Movement - Small

Durability - Non-durable

Treatability - Resistant 

Workability - Easy to work and finishes well

American in Origin

Movement - Small

Durability - Moderately Durable

Treatability - Very resistant & also the sapwood

Workability - Works well, excellent timber for carving

Movement - Small

Durability - Durable

Treatability - Very resistant & also the sapwood

Workability - Easy to work. Good screw holding properties, with pre-boring recomended. Finised and takes stain well.

African in Origin

Movement - Medium

Durability - Moderately 

Treatability - Resistant including the sapwood

Workability - Works well, finishes well except for planing quartered stock

Asia in Origin

Movement - Small

Durability - Very durable 

Treatability - Very resistant

Workability - Works well, sharp tools required for good finish

African in Origin

Movement - Small

Durability - Moderately 

Treatability - Very resistant

Workability - Works well, except quartered stock, sharp tools required for good finish

American in Origin

Movement - Small

Durability - Moderately 

Treatability - Very resistant

Workability - Works well, except quartered stock, sharp tools required for good finish

European in Origin

Movement - Small

Durability - Durable

Treatability - Moderately Resistant

Workability - Easy to work and finishes well