Below is a table of the Woods of Wyrmwood sorted by their hardness, as rated by the Janka hardness test. This test measures the amount of force necessary to embed a .444 inch diameter steel ball into the wood to its middle point. The higher the force, the harder the wood. For more information on Janka hardness, see the following resources:

The Wood Database: Janka Hardness

Wikipedia: Janka Hardness Test

Note that Janka measures are not absolute, but do provide an excellent reference when determining which woods are generally harder than others.


Janka Hardness of the Woods of Wyrmwood

Wood Species Lb f Newtons
Eastern White Pine 380 1690
Butternut 490 2180
1776 Cypress 510 2270
Poplar 540 2400
Alder 590 2620
Port Orford Cedar 590 2620
Douglas Fir 620 2760
Black Limba 670 2990
Lacewood 710 3160
Flame Box Elder 720 3200
Ancient Kauri 730 3240
Sycamore 770 3430
Guitar Ash 850 3780
Aromatic Cedar 900 4000
Masur Birch 930 4140
Ambrosia Maple 950 4230
Cherry 950 4230
Maple 950 4230
Tiger Maple 950 4230
Peruvian Walnut 960 4250
English Wych Elm Burl 990 4400
Black Walnut 1010 4490
Holly 1020 4540
Teak 1070 4740
Mahogany 1070 4760
English Brown Oak 1120 4980
Claro Walnut 1130 5030
Tasmanian Blackwood 1160 5180
Koa 1170 5180
Makore 1200 5350
Redheart 1210 5380
Red Oak 1220 5430
Birch 1260 5610
White Ash 1320 5870
French Oak 1350 5990
White Oak 1350 5990
Blue Mahoe 1420 6320
Bird’s Eye Maple 1450 6450
Bamboo 1500 6670
Canarywood 1520 6750
English Yew 1520 6760
European Plum 1550 6900
Swiss Pearwood 1660 7380
Black Locust 1700 7560
Applewood 1730 7700
Black and White Ebony 1780 7920
Yellowheart 1790 7950
Hickory 1800 8000
Zebrawood 1830 8160
Wenge 1930 8600
Bolivian Rosewood 1960 8710
Padauk 1970 8760
Ziricote 1970 8780
Bocote 2010 8950
Black Palm 2020 9000
Goncalo Alves 2170 9640
Honduran Rosewood 2200 9790
Black Posionwood 2250 10010
Mesquite 2340 10410
Bubinga 2410 10720
East Indian Rosewood 2440 10870
Tulipwood 2500 11120
Purpleheart 2520 11190
Marblewood 2530 11250
Ceylon Satinwood 2620 11650
Spalted Tamarind 2690 11970
Olivewood 2700 12010
Osage Orange 2760 12280
Bloodwood 2900 12900
Cocobolo 2960 13100
Gabon Ebony 3080 13700
Macassar Ebony 3220 14300
Pink Ivory 3230 14370
Kingwood 3340 14800
Katalox 3660 16260
Suriname Ironwood 3660 16260
African Blackwood 3670 16320
Argentine Lignum Vitae 3710 16500
Snakewood 3800 16900
This data is unavailable or impossible to determine in a few rare cases; where necessary, reasonable estimations have been made.