Shanmu in Chinese Furniture

Alternate name / botanical classification: Chinese Fir

Although not generally a strong wood, some varieties are hard and dense enough for furniture. The grain is straight and even and the colour ranges from a light cream to brown. 

Shanmu wood can be found higher than 2000 metres above sea level and it is deemed as "common wood" used for cabinets, buckets and stools, notably in the Fujian province, where it grows in abundance.  Shanmu is prevalent in furniture of from Southern Chinese provinces.