Used in the kitchen and dining room, the best suitable wood I call "soft and hardwood", including maples, cherry, walnut, ash, birch (birch) ), poplar, and sycamore. These woods are very flexible and impact resistant. In contrast, hard hardwoods such as locust, rosewoods, hickory, and osage orange will break when dropped or struck and cannot be used in the kitchen. a long time. The exception is White Oak, which is strong but flexible and uses it to make excellent cutlery. Red oak is not suitable because it has too much porosity.