Spruce belongs to timber without a kernel. It has white wood with a yellowish shade; resins in this tree are very small. Its annual rings are visible in all sections. Unlike pine, spruce is very soft, but it is harder to handle on a machine tool because of the large number of branches. It is not very moisture resistant, is more susceptible to decay, and is not very dense. For these reasons, the use of spruce is much less frequent in production. However, this type of timber is hardly spoilt.

Spruce is very difficult to work with. The process of gluing individual boards together is much easier than in the case of pine. The spruce has a heterogeneous texture and as a result, it is often used in mosaic sets and furniture. It is also ideal for making musical instruments.