Wood species
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From the early days of its existence it has been the company’s intention to serve customers with common, well introduced timber species. Apart of those timbers ESPEN always had an open eye on “newcomers”, which have been successfully tested elsewhere by their physical properties and did not make it to European markets. In a global world such lesser known species can enrich the spectrum of suitable species, particularly if they come from well managed forests.
What ESPEN offers is summarized in the table below.

Wood Species Summary by their possible uses

 Species Outdoor such as Decking
Windows,
Doors
 
 
 
 
Flooring  Furniture 
Music 
Instruments
&
Turnery  
  
    xx xxx xxx
Apple           xxx
Ash, European and American     xx xxx  
Australian Blackwood 
        xxx
Basswood, Europ. / American       xx xxx
Beech     xx xx x
Birch, American / Yellow Birch          
Birch, Europ. (Geman, Finnish & Karelian)       xx xxx
Black Palmira        xx xxx
Bloodwood / Satiné         xxx
Boxwood Europ.  / American         xxx
Canary Wood (Tarara)     xxx xx xx
Cedar, Spanish / Cedro   xxx   xx xxx
Cedar, true (Cedrus libani)   xxx   xxx xxx
Cedar, Western Red  xxx     xxx xxx
Chakte Kok          
Chechen          
Cherry, American      xxx xxx xx
Cherry, Chilenian      xx xxx xx
Cherry, European     xx xxx xx
Cumaru / Almendrillo xxx   xx    
Curupau and Cuchi xxx   xx     
Cypress xx xx xx xx  
Douglas Fir x xx      
Ebony, African  *       xx xxx
Ebony, Makassar & Royal White Ebony          xxx
Elm, European*     xx xx xx
Gombeira       xxx xxx
Granadillo       xx xxx
Guariuba xx        
Grenadill / East African Blackwood          xxx
Hickory       xx xxx
Iroko-Kambala * xxx xxx xxx xx  
Jatobá / Courbaril  xxx   xxx xx xx
     
xx
 
     
 
xx
     
 
xx
Kapur xx xx      
Katalox (Corazon Azul)     xxx xx xxx
Khaya Mahagony       xx xx
Kingwood       xxx xxx
Koa         xxx
Kwila/ Merbau xxx xxx xxx xx xx
Lacewood *       xxx  xx
Larch, European xx xx x    
Laurel / Freijo     xxx xxx  
Locust, False Acacia * xxx x      
Machiche / Carribean Cherry xxx   xxx xxx xx
Mahagony, true (Swietenia)   xxx xx xxx xxx
Maple, Michigan & Bird’s eye       xxx xxx
Marblewood       xxx xxx
Massaranduba  xxx   x    
Meranti /Red Seraya   xx      
Muirapiranga (Satiné) xxx   xxx xx xx
Muninga / Kiaat / Umbila     xx xxx xxx
Mussasa     xxx   xxx
Oak, white and red  xx xxx xxx xxx  
Olivewood *     xxx xxx xxx
Padouk, Pacific Rosewood xxx xxx xxx xxx xx
Palm Wood/ Black Palmira *     xx xxx  
Pear, European     xx x  
Pear, Swiss (Sorbus) *       xxx x
Pernambuc         xxx
Peroba Rosa         xxx
 
xx
xx 
xx 
 
Plum Wood
 
 
 
 
xxx
Poplar Burl *         xx
xxx
     
 
Redwood / Sequoia xx xx xx xx xx
Red Heart / Chakte Kok       xx xxx
    xxx xxx xxx
    xxx xxx xxx
    xxx xxx xxx
Sycamore / European Maple   xx  xx  xx xxx
Swiss Pine / Arve / Zirbe       xxx xx
        xxx
Tajibo/ Ipé  xxx   xxx x  
xx
xx
xx
   
Tigerwood / Goncalvo Alves     xxx xxx xx
Tzalam (Walnut, Mexican)        xxx xx
Vitex, Leban xxx   xx xx  
Wengé / Panga Panga
    xxx xxx xxx
Western Red Cedar
xx       xxx
Yellow Cedar / Port Orford Cedar xx     xx xx
Yew         xx
Zebrano / Zingana       xxx xxx
     
xxx
xxx

Legend
x
: useful with regard to field of application
xx: suitable, long-term practise available
xxx: well suitable, long-term practise available
* not available with FSC-certificate

Description of species will be gradually translated from German to English.

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You receive products from semi-natural forest management: in many cases with the recommended FSC® certificate. Our company is FSC®-certified (no. BV-COC-116242).