Hardwoods are wood from deciduous trees.
Heartwood is the dark colored wood in a tree where the cells are no longer active in transporting sap.
Hygroscopic is something that expands when it absorbs moisture and shrinks when it dries or loses moisture.
Impact memory is when a material can recover from the indentation caused by a weighted impact such as an impact from furniture legs or small heels on shoes.
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Inlaid design is when color for the design becomes part of the material through heat fusion. The color goes through the material, from the top surface to the backing.
Knot is a limb embedded in a tree that has been cut through during the milling process.
Lumber is wood cut from a log that was a tree.
Marquetry is made of small pieces of wood cut into intricate patterns that are not geometric.
MDF (Medium-density fiberboard) is an engineered wood panel with a smooth finish for painting.