Like other orchard trees, apple is fine grained, hard and very pretty. As most apple comes from smaller trees, it is generally not available in large sizes. Apple can be difficult to dry, often splitting and warping as it does. Once dried, it can be very pretty. The colour of apple wood varies almost as much as apple do, but the apple I have tends to have orange-brown to red-brown coloured heartwood. The sapwood is universally off white or cream and rarely more than an inch or two wide.
Historically used for the heads of wooden golf clubs and handle of antique handsaws, apple wood is ideal for smaller wooden items, particularly those turned on the lathe such as boxes or pepper mills.