Bhilwara - New Species, Koa Substitute!

Bhilwara - New Species, Koa Substitute!

March 06, 2017

Bhilwara, Albizia odoratissma, is a medium sized hardwood species from SE Asia that can also be known as Ceylon Rosewood, Black Siris, and Kali Sir...

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Purple & Black Kingwood

Purple & Black Kingwood

March 02, 2017

Kingwood, Dalbergia cearensis, is a rare rosewood with violet/purple and light black streaks. From the Atlantic forest in Brazil, Kingwood has been...

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Jatoba (Brazilian Cherry)

Jatoba (Brazilian Cherry)

February 23, 2017

Known as Jatoba in Brazil, Brazilian Cherry is a large tree with white blossoms above the rainforest canopy; these scattered trees are a remarkable...

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Maple Burl

Maple Burl

February 20, 2017

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 o...

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Figured African Bubinga

Figured African Bubinga

February 16, 2017

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 ...

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Claro Walnut Burl

Claro Walnut Burl

February 13, 2017

Claro Walnut Burl (Juglans hindsi) is a unique Walnut species that grows right around the area where Cook Woods is located.  Combining beautiful vi...

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Rare Red Rajado

Rare Red Rajado

February 09, 2017

A beautiful South American exotic species, Pithecellobium recemosum has rich reds and wandering black streaks. This is a rare species that is excel...

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Pacific Yew

Pacific Yew

February 06, 2017

Pacific yew (Taxus brevafolia) is a small conifer tree that produces very little usable wood that is free of large knots, incursions, or voids. Den...

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Mexican Royal Ebony (Katalox)

Mexican Royal Ebony (Katalox)

February 02, 2017

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

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Spanish Cedar

Spanish Cedar

January 30, 2017

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 ...

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