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Lignum-Vitae Hardness Scale

Lignum Vitae
   
4500
Brazillian Walnut (Ipe)
   
3680
Bollivian Cherry
   
3630
Brazillian Teak (Cumaru)
   
3540
Brazillian Rosewood (Tamarindo)
   
3000
Brazillian Cherry
   
2350
Mesquite
   
2345
Santos Mahogany
   
2200
Marbou
   
1925
Purple Heart
   
1860
Hickory/Pecan
   
1820
African Perdouk
   
1725
Polars
   
1691
Timber Grass Bamboo
   
1642
Junkers' Beech
   
1630
Wenge
   
1630
Brazillian Maple
   
1500
Hard Maple
   
1450
Australian Cypress
   
1375
White Oak
   
1360
Vint. Oak
   
1325
White Ash
   
1320
American Beech
   
1300
Northern Red Oak
   
1290
Yellow Birch
   
1260
Heart Pine
   
1225
Black Walnut
   
1010
Teak
   
1000
Cherry (American/Black)
   
950
Southern Yellow Pine
   
870
Yellow Pine
   
690
Douglas Fir
   
660