Exotic Hardwoods

One of Southern California's largest selections including Anegre, Bubinga, Ebony Gaboon and Macassar, Lacewood, Shedua, Wenge and MANY MORE!

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Anegre

Anegre

Color/Appearance: Heartwood is a light yellowish-brown, sometimes with a pinkish hue. Color tends to darken to a more golden brown with age. Grain/Pore: Has a medium texture with closed pores similar to maple. Growth rings aren’t always well-defined, and the wood can be rather plain-looking; thoug...

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Afromosia

Afromosia

Color/Appearance: Heartwood is typically a yellowish brown, occasion will have an either reddish or olive hue. Color tends to darken with age. Grain/Pore: Afrormosia has a fine texture and small pores. The grain is usually straight, though it can also be interlocked. Endgrain: Diffuse-porous; small ...

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Balsa

Balsa

Color/Appearance: Heartwood tends to be a pale reddish brown color, though it is not commonly seen in commercial lumber. Most boards/blocks of Balsa are from the sapwood, which is a white to off-white or tan color, sometimes with a pink or yellow hue. Grain/Pore: Balsa has a medium to coarse texture...

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Bubinga

Bubinga

Color/Appearance: Heartwood ranges from a pinkish red to a darker reddish brown with darker purple or black streaks. Sapwood is a pale straw color and is clearly demarcated from the heartwood. Grain/Pore: Has a very fine texture and small pores. Grain is often interlocked. Bubinga is very frequently...

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Ebony Gaboon

Ebony Gaboon

Color/Appearance: Heartwood is usually jet-black, with little to no variation or visible grain. Occasionally dark brown or grayish-brown streaks may be present. Grain/Pore: Very fine pores and fine texture. The grain is usually straight but can also be interlocked. Endgrain: Diffuse-porous; small-me...

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Goncalo Alves

Goncalo Alves

Color/Appearance: Heartwood is typically a medium reddish brown with irregularly spaced streaks of dark brown to black. Color tends to darken with age. Grain/Pore: Grain can be straight, but is usually wavy or interlocked. Goncalo Alves has a fine, uniform texture with very small pores. Endgrain: Di...

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Ipe

Ipe

Color/Appearance: Heartwood can vary in color from a reddish brown, to a more yellowish olive brown, to a dark blackish brown; sometimes with contrasting darker brown/black stripes. In certain species, there are powdery yellow deposits within the wood. Ipe can be difficult to distinguish visually fr...

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Jatoba

Jatoba

Color/Appearance: Wood can vary in color, from a lighter orange-brown, to a darker reddish brown, which tends to become darker with age. The grain patterns are usually bland and undefined, though the wood has a certain depth of luster that’s hard to define. There are sometimes contrasting darker g...

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Koa

Koa

Color/Appearance: Color can be highly variable, but tends to be medium golden or reddish brown, similar to Mahogany. There are usually contrasting bands of color in the growth rings, and it is not uncommon to see boards with ribbon-like streaks of color. Boards figured with wavy and/or curly grain a...

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Leopardwood

Leopardwood

Color/Appearance: Has a very conspicuous flecking that gives this wood its namesake. The wood itself is a medium to dark reddish brown with grey or light brown rays, which resemble the spots of a leopard. Like other woods that exhibit the strongest figure in quartersawn pieces, (such as Sycamore), L...

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Mesquite

Mesquite

Color/Appearance: Heartwood tends to be a reddish brown, which darkens with age. Sapwood is yellow in color, and tends to be thin. Grain/Pore: Honey Mesquite has a medium to coarse texture and open pores, with a slight natural luster. Clear portions of the trunk tend to have straight or wavy grain: ...

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Padauk

Padauk

Color/Appearance: Heartwood color can vary, ranging from a pale pinkish orange to a deep brownish red. Most pieces tend to start reddish orange when freshly cut, darkening substantially over time to a reddish/purplish brown. Padauk’s initial orange coloration can be preserved through various finis...

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Pau Ferro

Pau Ferro

Color/Appearance: Color can be highly varied, ranging from reddish/orange to a dark violet/brown, usually with darker black streaks. Grain/Pore: Pau Ferro has very small pores and a fine, even texture that has a naturally high luster. (Though depending on the particular species, the wood can have a ...

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Purple Heart

Purple Heart

Color/Appearance: When freshly cut the heartwood of Purpleheart is a dull grayish/purplish brown. Upon exposure the wood becomes a deeper eggplant purple. With further age and exposure to UV light, the wood becomes a dark brown with a hint of purple. This color-shift can be slowed and minimized by ...

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Peruvian Walnut

Peruvian Walnut

Color/Appearance: Peruvian Walnut tends to be darker than the species coming from North America or Europe, with a deep chocolate brown color. The wood will sometimes have a purplish hue, and may also contain streaks of lighter-colored wood mixed throughout the heartwood. Grain/Pore: Peruvian Walnut ...

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Wenge

Wenge

Color/Appearance: Heartwood is a very dark brown with black streaks. But unlike most other woods, Wenge is reported to become lighter when exposed to light. Grain/Pore: Has a straight grain and a coarse texture. Wenge also has very large pores that can present a challenge to fill if a perfectly smoo...

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Zebrawood

Zebrawood

Color/Appearance: Heartwood is a light brown or cream color with dark blackish brown streaks vaguely resembling a zebra’s stripes. Depending on whether the wood is flatsawn or quartersawn, the stripes can be either chaotic and wavy (flatsawn), or somewhat uniform (quartersawn). Grain/Pore: Has a f...

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