Flowering dogwood (Cornus florida) is also called boxwood and Bunchberry. The North American species of hardwood tree produces striking fragrant white flowers in spring, with clusters of bright red fruits. Its wood was once far for tool handles, wooden hammers, wedges, blocks and engraver used golf clubs. This tree is now often planted as an ornamental plant in shady locations.
Dogwood is an extremely dense hardwood. If they properly seasoned, this wood has a Janka hardness of 2150 tariffs scale measures the force units. In comparison, white oak 1360 rated and Eastern White Pine is 380 Unseasoned dogwood is much less hard and dense, rating on the Janka scale around 1410. This wood shrinks considerably in drying. Despite its density and hardness dogwood has little tooth decay or insect resistance.
This tree is relatively small, with a short stem, that it does not produce large pieces of wood. The sapwood, which
composed most commercial Dogwood wood, white to pinkish-brown glow. The heartwood is very narrow and yellowish-brown to dark brown. It often has a colorful appearance. Dogwood produces a fine, closed, locked, and a very uniform grain structure.
This hardwood saw relatively easy. The closed grain offers little resistance planing or turning. Dogwood adhesives and polishes effectively. However, it is a poor choice for use outdoors or where wood is moving a problem, since they can move lumber significantly over his lifetime. Dogwood has a very high bending stiffness and is much stronger than teak or maple woods often used for their durability.
Up to 90 percent of all dogwood lumber in current commercial use is carved into shuttles for the textile market, according to the Woodworkers Source website. It is also used to make coils, coil heads, small rolls, durable spears and clubs. It can be converted into charcoal for gunpowder manufacture. This hardwood is sometimes used to make window sills, jewelry boxes, wooden propeller and bushings and bearings.