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What kind of tree has the hardest wood?

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December 24, 2010 6:27PM

The heaviest and the hardest wood in the world is Snakewood (Piratinera guianensis).

There are also many other candidats to be the hardest wood: ironwood, huacapu and some types of eucalypts.

You can find a list of the hardest and the softest woods at the link in the Related Links. You will find a list that has been compiled according to the JANKA HARDNESS TEST.