||Pacific Yew (Taxus brevifolia)
||Also known as yew or western yew.
||Grows in western Canada and United States.
||Even grained with a very fine texture. Bright orange to rose-red heartwood and light yellow sapwood.
||Heavy, hard, strong, and stiff with good shock resistance, good steam bending, very good decay resistance, and good stability in service.
||Generally works well especially for turning, but has tendency to split. Saw dust may cause nose irritation in some people. Holds screws and nails well but pre-drilling recommended to prevent splitting. Finishes smoothly although oil-based finishes will turn heartwood to a chocolate brown.
||Valued for turnery, archery bows and other bent work. Also used for canoe paddles, carvings, novelties, musical instruments, and paneling.
||In relatively scarce supply.