In Europe, spruce is the most com­mon tree in the for­est. Spruce wood has a bright col­or, which can turn yel­low­ish-white to red­dish-white and dark­ens to yel­low-brown. The sur­face has a clear struc­ture and can be iden­ti­fied by a tongue-shaped or fine­ly striped grain. When planed, spruce has a dull gloss. Spruce wood is very resinous, you may be able to see resin chan­nels in straight cross-sections.