Latin name: Taxus

Type of wood: Softwood


Yew trees are amongst the oldest in the world and have been traditionally used for making tools as well as furniture and machinery.

Uses: Yew is commonly used for furniture.


  • hard, elastic wood
  • attractive wood grain
  • resistant to shock loads
  • polishes well
  • highly resistant to wear and tear


  • high oil content can affect some finishes