Treated Timber (edited version from http://www.ptgtreatments.free-online.co.uk )
HARDWOODS ( http://www.slhardwoods.com/pdf/SLHardwoods_Part2.pdf ) for images
Beech is whitish to light pink in colour. While it is a good turnery wood, it is also suitable for furniture, cabinet making and various aspects of joinery. Close grained. Tends not to splinter. Ideal for childrenís toys.
Ash A light coloured wood, cream to light brown, with a bold, straight grain. It is suitable for high-class cabinet making, interior joinery as well as most aspects of furniture making, possessing a good resistance to splitting and takes stain well. Reasonably flexible. ( hockey sticks, handles for hammers, axes)
Mahogany Ranging from a yellowish through to reddish, pinkish and up to a deep brown with age, It is highly suitable for all aspects of furniture from chairs to wardrobes, as well as interior construction.
Western Red Cedar It is ideal for rustic furniture, cabinet-making, and garden decking. It has an in built chemical that preserves it from insect attack. Often used outdoors.
Remarkably knot free, strong .
Douglas Fir is often considered to be one of the best known softwoods. Reddish brown colour. Used in window fames, ladders and indoor furniture.
Spruce (Whitewood). A softwood with a creamy yellow colour. Used both indoors and outdoors. Scaffolds, wooden containers and wardrobes.