Ash

Birch

Beech

Brazilian

Cherry

Cypress

Hickory

Mahogany

Maple

(Red)Oak

Walnut

(White)Oak
 Cherry (Black) (Prunus serotina)

 
Color: Heartwood is dark to redish brown,  lustous; sapwood is light brown to pale with  a light pinkish tone. Some manufacturers  steam lumber to bleed the darker heartwood  color into the sapwood, resulting in a more  uniform color.

 Grain: Fine, frequently wavy, uniform  texture. True quatersawn has distinctive  flake pattern. Texture is satiny, with some  gum pockets.

 Properties: Hardness: 950 Janka Table,  26% softer than Northern red oak Durability:  Strong, moderately hard. Usually considered  too soft for an entire floor-mostly used for  accents and borders.