Woods Used to Create Intarsia Pieces
When you order a piece of Intarsia from me you will also receive a card explaining what the art of Intarsia is and what types of wood were used to create your individual piece.
Basswood - ranges from creamy white in color to pale or reddish brown, sometimes with darker streaks. The wood has a fine uniform texture and indistinct grain that is straight.
Maple - ranges from creamy white with a slight reddish brown tinge to light or dark reddish brown. The wood has a close fine, uniform texture and is generally straight-grained, but it can also occur as "curly," "fiddleback," and "birds-eye" figure.
Beech - ranges from white with a red tinge, to light or dark reddish brown. The wood is generally straight-grained with a close uniform texture.
Alder - light brown with a yellow or reddish tinge in color. The wood is fairly straight-grained with a uniform texture.
Cedar - Narrow sapwood is almost pure white; heartwood varies from dark reddish-brown to light yellow. The wood is soft, with an extremely fine, even grain.
Sugar Pine - creamy white to straw with reddish knots. The wood is soft, with an even-grained texture gives the wood a smooth surface.
Wenge - Dark brown to black with fine black veining. The wood has a straight, coarse grain and low luster.