Beech wood is an excellent firewood, easily split and burning for many hours with bright but calm flames.Chips of beech wood are used in the brewing of Budweiser beer as a fining agent.
The Hard Maple wood is one of the hardest and densest of the woods, and is prized for furniture and flooring.The sapwood can be white in color, and smaller logs may have a higher proportion of this desirable wood.
The sycamore is able to endure a big city environment and was formerly extensively planted as a shade tree, but due to the defacing effects of anthracnose it has been largely usurped in this function by the resistant London plane.
Ash is a hardwood and is hard, dense, tough and very strong but elastic, extensively used for making bows, tool handles, baseball bats, hurleys and other uses demanding high strength and resilience.
The common walnut and the black walnut and its allies, are important for their attractive timber, which is hard, dense, tight-grained and polishes to a very smooth finish.The colour ranges from creamy white in the sapwood to a dark chocolate colour in the heartwood.
Wenge is a tropical timber, very dark in color with a distinctive figure and a strong partridge wood pattern. The wood is heavy and hard, suitable for flooring and staircases.