Am I the only one who thinks of Jenga (you know the Hasbro "How do You Stack Up?" wooden block game), when someone says Janka? At least it isn't a too far off connection between the two, Janka is the hardness of woods.
The Janka Hardness Test measures the resistance of a wood to denting and wear. The higher the number, the harder the wood. These ratings are determined by the force required to embed a .444 inch steel ball to half its diameter into the wood.
There are many other woods, but our most commonly sold are listed on the Janka Scale below for you to easily compare.
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