Also a very good source/list of toxic woods
Keep your respirator handy when working, cutting, sanding
My dad developed a severe allergy to lignum vitae as a naval carpenter
during WWII, probably resulted in his Chronic Obstructive Lung disease that eventually killed him. Lignum Vitae was commonly used for propeller
shaft bearings. Guess the message is wear a respirator when working with rare/exotic wood
species (teak included).