What is the meaning of the furniture term Gumwood?

Gumwood is a term used to describe a type of wood, specifically the light yellowish-brown wood that comes from the sweet gum tree (Liquidambar styraciflua). This type of wood is commonly used in furniture manufacturing due to its appealing grain patterns and durability. Gumwood furniture typically has a warm, natural appearance and is often used for cabinets, shelves, and decorative accents. Sweet, tupelo and black gum gumwoods are used in furniture. Used for structural parts, as they are strong and stain easily to resemble walnut or mahogany.
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