Top 10 most dense wood

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The use of wood changed the course of our history.  Wood enabled us to construct the Wonders of the World.  Wood changed our military history. Fine wine ages on wood.  And don’t we just love a nice hardwood floor? This top 10 list is about wood.  About the density of wood (per cubic metre) and its use:

  1. White Ash –  670 Kg / baseball bats, floors, lobster traps
  2. Afromosia – 705 Kg / most valued timber species, endangered
  3. Teak – 720 Kg / production of doors, furniture, boat decks
  4. Maple – 755 Kg / source of syrup; smoking of wood (dried)
  5. Elm ( Rock ) – 815 Kg / coffins
  6. Apple – 830 Kg / sculpting
  7. Mahogany ( African ) – 850 Kg / fine furniture, guitars
  8. Oak – 930 Kg / construction of ships, buildings; ageing of wine
  9. Ebony –  1120 Kg / handgun grips
  10. Lignum Vitae or Guayacan – 1370 Kg / cricketballs
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