A wood standard in the luthier business, Spruce is a well rounded, excellent sounding and attractive wood. It is also a great choice for interior construction in the form of lumber, plywood, and beams.
Bamboo is a widely used material in woodworking in anything from flooring to cutting boards, veneers, and stair treads.
An under-utilized domestic softwood, Aspen is easy to work, it is an excellent substitute for more expensive woods, and it reproduces prolifically. Commonly used in toothpicks, and pulp, Aspen can also be a great choice for millwork, furniture, and veneers.
Cypress, an American softwood found in the southeastern United States is naturally rot and decay resistant and is often used in boats, docks, and patio furniture. It has a straight grain and relatively even texture, but can sometimes be found with unique darker colored pockets.