What is sapwood?


What is sapwood?

Heartwood and Sapwood:

Most trees develop both heartwood and sapwood by a certain age due to secondary growth and the thickening of their trucks. In woodworking, the heartwood is most desirable for furniture and other projects due to its density and rot resistance.

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Sapwood is the lighter colored wood in the trunk of a tree. It is found between the cambium layer, which is the inner layer of a tree's bark, and the...

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