- Reference colour: Creamy white with slight pinkish reflections
- Sapwood: Not distinct
- Grain: Fine to coarse
- Wood grain: Straight
Soft and light in colour, spruce is a fairly lightweight wood, easy to work with and pocket-friendly. It will be suitable for simple projects where the budget must be controlled. It can be dyed easily. It sometimes has residual pockets of resin. This species is quite easily split but very resilient.