Yew

Taxus Baccata

Yew

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Yew, with it’s orange brown heartwood, often in streaks with pale sap.  Interesting and varied grain crossgrain, knots, pips and can be prone to shake. Can be difficult to work unless grain is straight.  High oil content makes treatment difficult but gluing and staining is fine. Tough, resilient wood, durable with medium moisture movement.

Hardwood