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Wood Trivia


  1. Which wood was almost exclusively used by Thomas Chippendale for his furniture?
  2. The name of which wood is also the Spanish word for "raft"?
  3. Cricket bats are traditionally made of which wood?
  4. The Wright brothers chose to make the straight parts of their airplane from which wood as it was very light, but extremely strong?

  5. MDF is engineered wood boards, what does the acronym MDF stand for?
  6. What is the most famous object said to have been constructed from gopher wood?
  7. Golf clubs called "woods" had a club head made from which hardwood that's also the name of a British housebuilding company?
  8. Which country is named after a type of wood?
  9. The black keys of a piano were traditionally made of what wood?
  10. English longbows were traditionally made of wood from which tree?
  11. Is the wood of a coniferous tree hard or soft?
  12. Which wood is traditionally used in Aboriginal communities to make didgeridoos?


  1. Mahogany
  2. Balsa
  3. Willow
  4. Spruce, red spruce
  5. Medium-density fibreboard
  6. Noah's Ark
  7. Persimmon
  8. Brazil
  9. Ebony
  10. Yew tree (Taxus baccata)
  11. Soft
  12. Eucalyptus