Exotic Woods

Afromosia
Afromosia
Also Known As: Devil's Tree, African Teak
Source: West Africa
Density: Medium
Texture: Fine
Grain: Straight to Roey
Color: Light to Medium Brown
Comments: Like teak except not oily. Available in stock in 4/4 thickness.
Avodire Quartersawn
Avodire Quartersawn
Also Known As:  Blondewood, African White Mahogany
Source: Ivory Coast
Density: Medium
Texture: Medium
Grain: Straight to Roey
Color: Cream to Pale Yellow
Comments: Magnificent blond wood, limited supply. Available in stock in 4/4 thickness.
Birds Eye Maple
Birds Eye Maple
Also Known As: Sugar Maple, Curly Maple
Source: Eastern US / Canada
Density: Hard
Texture: Fine
Grain: Straight
Color: Cream
Comments: Pinpoints. Available in stock in 4/4 and occasionally in 8/4 thickness.
Black Limba
Black Limba
Also Known As:
Source: Saire / Gabon
Density: Firm
Texture: Hard
Grain: Straight
Color: Cream to Pale Brown with Black Streaks
Comments: Can be stained to any hue. Available in stock in 4/4 thickness.
Bloodwood
Bloodwood
Also Known As: Cardinalwood, Satine
Source: South America
Density: Hard
Texture: Coarse
Grain: Straight to Roey
Color: Bright Red
Comments: Bows, fly rods, furniture, lustery finish. Available in stock in 4/4 lumber.
Bocote
Bocote
Also Known As: Cordia, Freijo
Source: Mexico / South America
Density: Hard
Texture: Medium
Grain: Straight to Roey
Color: Light Yellow to Medium Brown
Comments: Beautiful varied colors. Oily, waxy appearance. Available in stock in 4/4 lumber.
Boire
Boire
Also Known As: Bodowood
Source: Africa
Density: Hard
Texture: Medium
Grain: Straight to Roey
Color: Light to Dark Red Brown
Comments: Walnut substitute. Available in stock in 4/4 thickness.
Brazilian Rosewood
Brazilian Rosewood
Also Known As:
Source: Brazil
Density: Hard
Texture: Fine to Medium
Grain: Straight to Wavy
Color: Striped Dark Brown
Comments: Available in stock in 4/4 thickness.
Brazilian Rosewood
Bubinga
Also Known As: African Rosewood
Source: West Africa
Density: Hard
Texture: Fine
Grain: Straight
Color: Deep Red or Maroon
Comments: Resembles rosewood. Fine evenly spaced lines of darker hues. Available in stock in 4/4 thickness.
Canarywood
Canarywood
Also Known As: Porcupine Wood
Source: South America
Density: Hard Coarse
Texture: Fine to Irregular
Grain: Straight to Irregular
Color: Yellow to Orange Red
Comments: Rainbow-hued coloring. Resistant to termites.
Cocobolo
Cocobolo
Also Known As: Nicaragua Rosewood
Source: Mexico / Columbia
Density: Hard
Texture: Very Fine
Grain: Roey
Color:Streaked Red and Dark Brown
Comments: Beautiful veneer. Available in stock in 4/4 thickness.
English Brown Oak
English Brown Oak
Also Known As: Pollard Oak
Source: England
Density: Hard
Texture: Medium
Grain: Irregular
Color: Rich Brown
Comments: Decor & furniture. Available in stock in 4/4 thickness.
English Sycamore Quartersawn & Figured
English Sycamore Quartersawn & Figured
Also Known As: European Lacewood
Source: Europe
Density: Hard
Texture: Fine
Grain: Straight
Color: Pale White
Comments: Fine furniture. Available in stock in 4/4 thickness.
Gonacalo Alves Figured Fiddleback
Gonacalo Alves Figured Fiddleback
Also Known As: Pau Goncalo, Mura
Source: Mexico / South America
Density: Very Hard
Texture: Coarse
Grain: Roey
Color: Streaked Gold, Brown
Comments: Extraordinarily handsome.
Imbuia
Imbuia
Also Known As: Brazilian Walnut
Source: Brazil
Density: Medium Hard
Texture: Fine
Grain: Straight to Roey
Color: Brown
Comments: Resembles walnut. Available in stock in 4/4 thickness.
Jatoba
Jatoba
Also Known As: South American Locust
Source: South America
Density: Hard
Texture: Medium
Grain: Straight
Color: Reddish Brown
Comments: Tool handles and floorings. Available in stock in 4/4 thickness.
Lacewood
Lacewood
Also Known As: Silky Oak, Selano
Source: Queensland, Australia
Density: Hard
Texture: Coarse
Grain: Straight
Color: Pinkish Brown
Comments: Inlays & veneers. Available in stock in 4/4 thickness.
Makore Quartersawn & Figured
Makore Quartersawn & Figured
Also Known As: African Cherry
Source: Nigeria / Ghana
Density: Medium
Texture: Fine
Grain: Straight to Roey
Color: Reddish Brown
Comments: Mahogany Substitute. Available in stock in 4/4 thickness.
Moradillo
Moradillo
Also Known As: Bolivian Rosewood
Source: Bolivia
Density: Medium
Texture: Fine to Coarse
Grain: Straight to Roey
Color: Variegated Brown
Comments: Resembles Brazilian Rosewood. Available in stock in 4/4 thickness.
Morado
Morado
Also Known As: Bolivian Rosewood
Source: Brazil
Density: Medium
Texture: Medium
Grain: Straight to Roey
Color: Variegated Streaked with Browns
Comments: Exquisite. Available in stock in 4/4 and 8/4 thickness.
Osage Orange
Osage Orange
Also Known As: Bois D’ Arc
Source: United States
Density: Very Hard
Texture: Fine
Grain: Irregular
Color: Bright Yellow
Comments: Bows, canes, novelties. Available in stock in 4/4 thickness.
Padauk
Padauk
Also Known As: Vermillion
Source: S.E. Asia / W. Africa
Density: Hard
Texture: Coarse
Grain: Straight to Interlocked
Color: Red
Comments: Handsome furniture wood. Available in stock in 4/4 thickness.
Pearwood
Pearwood
Also Known As:
Source: France
Density: Hard
Texture: Very Fine
Grain: Straight
Color: Pink
Comments: Marquetry. Available in stock in 4/4 and 12/4 thickness.
Purpleheart
Purpleheart
Also Known As: Violet Wood, Amaranth
Source: Central America, Brazil
Density: Hard
Texture: Medium
Grain: Straight to Wavy
Color: Purple
Comments: Inlay and cabinet work. Available in stock in 4/4 thickness.
Sapele Quartersawn
Sapele Quartersawn
Also Known As:
Source: West Africa
Density: Medium
Texture: Fine to Medium
Grain: Straight to Roey
Color: Medium Reddish Brown
Comments: Europe substitute for mahogany. Available in stock in 4/4 thickness.
Sassafras
Sassafras
Also Known As:
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Shedua Quartersawn
Shedua Quartersawn
Also Known As: Mozambique
Source: West Africa
Density: Medium
Texture: Coarse
Grain: Straight to Roey
Color: Yellow to Dark Brown Golden Hues
Comments: Beautiful luster. Available in stock in 4/4 thickness.
Spanish Cedar
Spanish Cedar
Also Known As: Cedrela
Source: Latin America
Density: Soft to Medium
Texture: Medium
Grain: Straight to Roey
Color: Pale Brown to Red
Comments: Use sealer, then varnish. Available in stock in 4/4 thickness.
Teak Genuine
Teak Genuine
Also Known As:
Source: S.E. Asia / India
Density: Hard
Texture: Coarse
Grain: Straight to Wavy
Color: Medium Brown
Comments: Premier wood. Ship decking. Preserves in salt water. Available in stock in 4/4 thickness.
Wenge Quartersawn
Wenge Quartersawn
Also Known As: Panga Panga
Source: West African Congo
Density: Hard
Texture: Coarse
Grain: Straight
Color: Striped Dark Brown to Black
Comments: Superior carving wood. Available in stock in 4/4 thickness.
Yellowheart
Yellowheart
Also Known As:
Source:
Density:
Texture:
Grain: Straight
Color: Bright Yellow
Comments: Doesn't Fade. Available in stock in 4/4 thickness.
Yew English
Yew English
Also Known As:
Source: Europe / Japan
Density: Medium Hard
Texture: Fine
Grain: Straight
Color: Orange Brown
Comments: Much admired in England. A bow wood. Available in stock in 4/4 and 8/4 thickness.
Zebrawood
Zebrawood
Also Known As: Aebrano Zingana
Source: West Africa
Density: Hard
Texture: Medium
Grain: Roey
Color: Striped Pale Brown
Comments: Striped. Inlay contrast. Available in stock in 4/4 and 8/4 thickness.