The 10 best woods for woodworking (according to a professional), cherry Teaks are tropical hardwood trees native to India, Myanmar (Burma) and Thailand. Teak wood is one of the hardest and most durable natural woods. It is resistant to rot, sunlight, rain, frost and snow, making it suitable for construction and outdoor furniture. However, it's expensive and sometimes hard to find.
The most well-known tropical wood by all means is mahogany. For several centuries, mahogany has been a traditional wood for the manufacture of furniture, appreciated by both carpenters and furniture owners. Mahogany wood is relatively soft and pleasant to work with. Mahogany is highly appreciated for its reddish brown color that darkens with age, as well as for its magnificent chatoyante effect.