Yew, European Taxus baccata

Yew, European
Taxus baccata
Density: 670kg/m3


The sapwood is very narrow and white in colour, sharply demarcated from the heartwood which varies in colour from orange-brown to dark purplish brown.

Working Properties:

A moderately difficult timber to work and machine depending greatly on the type of grain present. Takes stain satisfactorily and a high polish. It is a good turnery wood.

Physical Properties:

It is a hard, relatively heavy softwood. Dries fairly rapidly and well. Often only available in small sizes.



Main Uses:

Decorative work, restricted only in the size available, and veneers.