Wood Species Relative Hardness Table

WOOD SPECIES RATING
Douglas Fir 660
Southern Yellow Pine (short leaf) 690
Southern Yellow Pine (longleaf) 870
Black Cherry 950
Teak 1000
Black Walnut 1010
Heart Pine 1225
Yellow Birch 1260
Rose Gaboty  1285
Red Oak (Northern) 1290
American Beech 1300
Ash 1320
White Oak 1360
Australian Cypress 1375
Hard maple 1450
Tauari (Brazilian Oak) 1500
Wenge 1620
Garapa (Grapia) 1654
Kempas 1710
African Pedauk 1725
Bamboo 1800
Hickory 1820
Pecan 1820
Purpleheart 1860
Jarrah 1910
Merbau 1925
Sucupira 1980
Tigerwood 2150
Santos Mahogany 2200
Mesquite 2345
Brazilian Cherry 2350
Massaranduba 2890
Tamarindo 3000
Cumaru (Teak Brazilian)  3540
Purpleheart 3630
Brazilian Walnut (IPE) 3670
Angico Preto (Papperwood) 3900