|Scientific Name:||Arbutus menziesii|
|Location:||western coast of North America|
|Crushing Strength:||6,900lbf /in2|
Madrone has a color that tends to be a cream or pinkish brown color, but can also have dark red patches in it. The grain is straight and it has a fine even textured the end grain is semi-ring-porous or diffuse-porous. Madrone is rated as non-durable to perishable in regards to decay. The wood is easy to work with but it is difficult to dry. The wood has excellent turning properties and it stains and finishes well.