About Exotic Wood

Jatoba (Brazilian Cherry)

Known as Jatoba in Brazil, Brazilian Cherry is a large tree with white blossoms above the rainforest canopy; these scattered trees are a remarkable sight when flying over at a low ...... Read More

Maple Burl

Oregon Big Leaf Maple is slightly coarser than European or Eastern Hard Rock Maple and as so is somewhat harder to work. Despite this, the beauty of the wood easily overcomes any ...... Read More

Figured African Bubinga

African Rosewood, or Bubinga, is a beautiful hardwood from Africa's West Coast. Though not a true Rosewood, it is denser than several Rosewoods. A much overlooked tone wood, Bubinga is ...... Read More

Claro Walnut Burl

Claro Walnut Burl (Juglans hindsi) is a unique Walnut species that grows right around the area where Cook Woods is located.  Combining beautiful violet and brownish black streaks and ...... Read More

Rare Red Rajado

A beautiful South American exotic species, Pithecellobium recemosum has rich reds and wandering black streaks. This is a rare species that is excellent for furniture, cabinets, boxes, ...... Read More

Pacific Yew

Pacific yew (Taxus brevafolia) is a small conifer tree that produces very little usable wood that is free of large knots, incursions, or voids. Dense and fine grained, it is a joy to ...... Read More

Mexican Royal Ebony (Katalox)

Katalox, or Mexican Royal Ebony, is a dense Central American hardwood - Swartzia cubensis. It is listed in several USDA publications as a suitable substitute for African Gabon Ebony in ...... Read More

Spanish Cedar

This Brazilian species, Cedrela spp., is also known as Cedro, Spanish Cedar, or Brazilian Cedar. This is used extensively in the USA for cigar and other box liners, but is also used for ...... Read More

Chechen Lumber - Check it out!

Carribean rosewood is also known as Black poisonwood or Chechen. It is not a true Rosewood, but can have a similar two-toned grain pattern and high polish that is very much like a ...... Read More

New - Russian Olive

Elaegnus angustifloria. Rich two -tone browns with contrasting white sapwood and thin furrowed board on live edge blanks. Eastern European species. The wood is a medium density hardwood ...... Read More

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