Trivia Answers

~Wood Trivia~

Q: What American tree produces a sap from which we get syrup?

A: Sugar Maple

Q: You commonly find this in multi-species cutting boards. It’s a beautiful color that suggests royalty, and its native range is Central and South America. After this tree is cut, the heartwood transforms into a rich color which gives this wood its name. Hobby woodworkers use it for small scale projects: knife scales, pens, bottle stoppers.


Q:This wood is very aromatic. It’s recorded in the Bible that King Solomon called for this lumber when constructing the temple in Jerusalem.

A: Cedar of Lebanon

Q:The Coney Island Boardwalk, which opened in 1923, was made from this wood. It’s extremely hard and very durable. This wood is so dense that it sinks in water. Another interesting fact: it has a class A fire rating, similar to iron and steel.

A: Ipe

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