I don't know if this ever was discussed about before. I just like to see
if it's possible to create a "wood theme" list or it's reputation. This
is generally for fun, maybe educational too? Let me start a little...
When we say/hear "pine", we think "shelf" or "is it finished?"
"red oak" = furniture, barely "cabinets" even it's widely used that way
"black walnut" = "wow", "end/coffee table"
"basswood" = fireplace mantel/shelf
"maple" = ?? I don't hear good things (from other people) about "maple"
We can even expand it's topics with it's kind, like:
"4x4" = deck posts
"2x4" = rough carpetry
"quartersawn" = neat
"burls" = "are you OK?" (been sick?)
Mainly, I am interested in wood theme itself. Following is a start list
(of course, add as you wish, like Mahogany, Butterwood, Birdseye, etc):