Engelmann Spruce

Scientific name:  Picea engelmannii

Description:  Engelmann Spruce is usually a cream to almost white color, with an occasional hint of red.  The grain is fine, with an even texture, and a consistently straight; numerous small knots are also common.

Properties:  Easy to work, as long as there are no knots present. Glues and finishes well, though it can give poor (blotchy and inconsistent) results when being stained due to its closed pore structure. A sanding sealer, gel stain, or toner is recommended when coloring Spruce.