Scientific Name: Cornus florida
Location: eastern North America
Dried Weight: 51lbs/ft3
Janka Hardness: 2,150lbf
Crushing Strength: 8,700lbf /in2


Dogwood has a narrow heartwood that is a reddish brown and a wide sapwood that is cream to pale pinkish in color. The grain is interlocked and it has a fine uniform texture. The wood gives off a moderate natural lustre. The end grain is diffuse-porous. Dogwood is rated as non-durable to perishable in regards to decay. It can be tough to work on but does produce decent results. The wood glues, turns, and finishes well.