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Janka Hardness Scale

Janka hardness measurements reflect the number of pounds pressure it takes to press a .444" diameter steel ball, to it's maximum diameter, into a vertical sawn section of wood.

Wood Variety sorted by
Hardness
 Macassar Ebony  3220
 Screwbean Mesquite  2335
 Persimmon  2300
 Dogwood  2150
 Ohia  2090
 Osage-Orange  2040
 Hop Hornbeam  1860
 Pecan  1820
 Shagbark Hickory  1820
 Hornbeam  1780
 Apple  1730
 Almond  1700
 Black Locust  1700
 Honey Locust  1580
 Witch Hazel  1530
 Orientalwood  1480
 Bastogne Walnut  1460
 Madrone  1460
 Rosewood  1450
 Sugar Maple  1450
 Cuban Mahogany  1430
 Tanoak  1400
 African Mahogany  1350
 White Ash  1320
 Beech  1300
 Myrtlewood  1270
 Yellow Birch  1260
 English Walnut  1200
 Green Ash  1200
 Pacific Yew  1150
 Koa  1110
 Cascara  1040
 Southern Magnolia  1020
 American Black Walnut  1010
 Mango  980
 Claro Walnut  950
 Black Cherry  950
 Imbuya  950
 Sourwood  940
 Eastern Red Cedar  900
 Hackberry  880
 Longleaf Pine  875
 Rock Elm  860
 Slippery Elm  860
 Bigleaf Maple  850
 Black Ash  850
 Tropical American Mahogany  845
 American Elm  830
 Western Larch  830
 Red Lauan  825
 Sycamore  770
 Port Orford Cedar  720
 Silver Maple  700
 White Lauan  690
 Douglas Fir  685
 Sassafras  630
 Tamarack  590
 Northern Catalpa  550
 American Chestnut  540
 Yellow Poplar  540
 Sitka Spruce  510
 Bald Cypress  510
 Butternut  490
 Redwood  480
 Black Willow  420
 Basswood  410
 Yellow Buckeye  350
 Western Redcedar  360
 Aspen  350
sorted by
Wood Variety
Hardness
 African Mahogany  1350
 Almond  1700
 American Black Walnut  1010
 American Chestnut  540
 American Elm  830
 Apple  1730
 Aspen  350
 Bald Cypress  510
 Basswood  410
 Bastogne Walnut  1460
 Beech  1300
 Bigleaf Maple  850
 Black Ash  850
 Black Cherry  950
 Black Locust  1700
 Black Willow  420
 Butternut  490
 Cascara  1040
 Claro Walnut  950
 Cuban Mahogany  1430
 Dogwood  2150
 Douglas Fir  685
 Eastern Red Cedar  900
 English Walnut  1200
 Green Ash  1200
 Hackberry  880
 Honey Locust  1580
 Hop Hornbeam  1860
 Hornbeam  1780
 Imbuya  950
 Koa  1110
 Longleaf Pine  875
 Macassar Ebony  3220
 Madrone  1460
 Mango  980
 Myrtlewood  1270
 Northern Catalpa  550
 Ohia  2090
 Orientalwood  1480
 Osage-Orange  2040
 Pacific Yew  1150
 Pecan  1820
 Persimmon  2300
 Port Orford Cedar  720
 Red Lauan  825
 Redwood  480
 Rock Elm  860
 Rosewood  1450
 Sassafras  630
 Screwbean Mesquite  2335
 Shagbark Hickory  1820
 Silver Maple  700
 Sitka Spruce  510
 Slippery Elm  860
 Sourwood  940
 Southern Magnolia  1020
 Sugar Maple  1450
 Sycamore  770
 Tamarack  590
 Tanoak  1400
 Tropical American Mahogany  845
 Western Larch  830
 Western Redcedar  360
 White Ash  1320
 White Lauan  690
 Witch Hazel  1530
 Yellow Birch  1260
 Yellow Buckeye  350
 Yellow Poplar  540