2.1 Typical timbers
Below are images of some of the native timbers that are normally available for recorder stands. Note that the colour and grain pattern of natural timbers can vary considerably and these images should be taken as a guide only.
Some local timbers can exhibit "spalting". This is caused by a fungus that leaves dark streaks in the wood. While this can be a weakness in the timber for some applications, it can be rather attractive in decorative pieces.  
Timbers generally available
 
 
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Ash
Spalted ash
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Elm
Spalted elm
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Oak
Spalted beech
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Other timbers (not always available)
 
 
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London plane
Mahogany
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