Wood Types

While trying to figure out the differences between maple, and oak, and birch, I ran into a really handy list provided by a furniture store named Frontgate: Know Your Woods.

While I doubt I'll be buying furniture from any online store, the fact that someone, somewhere out there decided to compile this handy and simple list gives me a warm-fuzzy feeling akin to a mug of hot buttered rum. I've always wondered what the best woods for furniture were, and also what woods would make better ornate carvings. And now I know.