Ash (Fraxinus excelsior)

Uses: joinery, flooring, furniture, musical instruments,

panelling, tool handles, utensils, veneer

Olive Ash

Uses: internal joinery, fine furniture, musical instruments,

panelling, veneer

Beech (Fagus sylvatica)


Uses: interior joinery, furniture, flooring, musical instruments

Cherry (Prunus avium)


Uses: furniture, tobacco pipes, veneer, turnery

Elm (Ulmus procera)


Uses: coffins, external cladding, exterior joinery,

joinery, furniture, flooring, structural products

Holly (Ilex aquifolium)


Uses: inlays, turnery, woodcut blocks, utensils

Lime (Tilia x europaea)


Uses: furniture, musical instruments, turnery, sculpture

London Plane Q/S (Platanus x acerifolia)


Uses: fine furniture, internal joinery, turnery, veneer

English Oak (Quercus robur)


Uses: internal joinery, fencing, furniture, flooring,

exterior joinery, structural products, utensils, veneer


Sweet Chestnut (Castanea sativa)


Uses: internal joinery, fencing, furniture, flooring,

exterior joinery, structural products, turnery

Sycamore (Acer pseudoplatanus)


Uses: interior joinery, furniture, musical instruments,

turnery, utensils, veneer

English Walnut (Juglans regia)


Uses: fine furniture, flooring, musical instruments,

panelling, turnery, veneer

Wych Elm (Ulmus glabra)


Uses: chair seats, cabinet work, wooden wheel hubs,

water pipes, boat making

English Yew (Taxus baccata)


Uses: fine furniture, musical instruments, interior joinery,

turnery, veneer


For more information about woods and there uses visit The Wood Database