Prone to small knots, causing an irregular grain of bends, twists and swirls. Applewood is also found with a straight grain when clear of knots.
Figure: Heartwood is a red brown with swirls and veins of dark maroon, blue gray, yellows or red gold. Sapwood is a narrow band of creamy yellow with a tint of pink.
Texture: Fine and uniform.
Properties: Excellent for carving, milling and turning. The wood will hold a clean sharp edge and finishes to a smooth polished surface. Apple is strong and flexible, suitable for bending.
Uses: One of the top choices amoung model builders because of the woods versatility, working properties and wide range of color and figures. Apple is suitable for natural curved timbers. The wood can be used for all aspects of model work, from fine fittings, delicate turned items and carvings to hull timbering. The cream color of the sapwood makes nice planking.