Here are some physical properties of a few selected woods.
The values may vary significantly from sample to sample,
However, you may find it useful to compare "relative" values.
You can find more detailed information here: wood-database

Click on any column title to sort ascending or descending for that column.

Wood weight
lb/ft3
hardness
lbf
MOR
lbf/in2
MOE
lbf/in2 x 10 6
 Cocobolo 69 2,960 22,910 2.712
 Mountain mahogany 69 3,200    
 Boxwood 61 2,840 20,960 2.494
 Engelmann Spruce 24 390 9,010 1.369
 Apple 52 1,730 12,800  
 African ebony 57 2,430 22,930 2.949
 Norway spruce 25 380 9,130 1.406
 White willow 25 570 8,150 1.125
 Sitca spruce 27 510 10,150 1.600
 Western hemlock 29 540 11,300 1.630
 East Indian rosewood  52  2,440 16,590 1.688
 Poplar 29 540 10,100 1.580
 Black Locust 48 1,700 19,400 2.050
 Box Elder  30 720 8,010 1.050
 Beech 45 1,300 14,900 1.720
 Maple - silver  33 700 8,900 1.140
 Pacific Yew 44 1,600 15,200 1.350
 Sycamore 34 770 10,000 1.420
 Pear 43 1,660 12,080 1.131
 Western larch  36 830 13,000 1.870
 Holly 40 1,020 10,300 1.110
 Alligator Juniper  36 1,160 6,700 0.650
 Black walnut  38 1,010 14,600 1.680
 Western red cedar 23 350 7,500 1.110
 Port Orford cedar 29 590 12,290 1.646
 Olive 62 2,700 22,530 2.577
 Myrtle 40 1,270 9,700 1.225