The Wood Database
Just when you think that you’ve seen it all, something like this comes along. The Wood Database was designed by Eric Meier, whose initial RTF document in 2007 has turned into this very useful tool.
By looking and learning about different woods, any woodworker or crafts-person can quickly and easily ascertain which woods to use for which projects — whether your selection criteria is based on color, grain pattern, strength, dimensional stability, durability, etc.
Check it out at http://www.wood-database.com/