African Mahogany is a reddish brown wood that varies in shade within the same board. Its heartwood color is variable, ranging from a very pale pink to a deeper reddish brown, sometimes with streaks of medium to dark reddish brown. It has a coarse texture with open pores. Mahogany generally has an irregular grain. African Mahogany is a durable, attractive wood, most commonly used in veneer, plywood, turned items, furniture, boat building, and interior trim.
Also known as African Teak, this is a hard dense wood. The heartwood is yellowish brown with red and olive hues. The color will darken with age. Grain is usually straight, though it can also be interlocked with a fine uniform texture and good natural luster. The wood is very decay & insect resistant. It is used as a substitute for Teak.
The alder is reddish brown to a light tan and will darken slightly with age. The heart and sap woods are colored the same. Grain is generally straight, with a moderately fine, uniform texture. Alder is easy to work and has excellent finishing properties. It is typically supplied in 2 grades, knotty and select.
Beech is typically a pale cream color, sometimes with a pink or brown hue, while veneers tend to be darker. It has a straight grain and is used most often in lumber, veneers, flooring, furniture , interior wood works, turned objects and other small wooden specialty items.
Heartwood is a light pinkish brown when freshly cut, darkening to a deeper golden brown with time and upon exposure to light. Sapwood is a pale yellowish color. The grain is usually straight and possess a fine even texture and moderate natural luster.
Wood color ranges from pale brown to dark chocolate with darker grain streaks. Occasionally the wood has gray, purple or reddish tone – heartwood has a velvety white look. The wood has a smooth texture. Its grain is generally straight. Walnut is highly decay resistant. Is used for , trim, furniture, cabinets, paneling and flooring. It is also used as an accent wood in conjunction with other species such as cherry or maple. The wood will lighten with time so care must be taken when to give this classic wood a proper finish.
The wood is a mix of red, brown and violet. The sapwood , appearing as stripes and streaks scattered throughout the heartwood, has a yellow hue . It is soft and easy to work with. Aromatic Cedar has a fine even texture with straight grain, usually containing knots. It’s inherent resistance to decay and insect attack make it an ideal wood for fence posts, closet and chest linings, carvings, outdoor furniture, pencils, bows, and small wooden specialty items.
Ash is a light brown to yellow in color with a medium to coarse grain much like oak, though figured and curly boards can be found. Very light and strong, it is used for flooring and turnings such as tool handles, long bows, baseball bats, cabinetry, and interior millwork.
Color tends to range from white to light brown and often have a white hue. Aspen has a medium texture and straight grain. Boxes/crates, veneer, western furniture, plywood and has various utility purposes.
A member of the grass family, bamboo has no heartwood/sapwood or growth rings. Its natural color is pale yellow, but is also offered “carbonized”, giving a tan appearance. Common uses include veneer, flooring, fishing rods, ladders, scaffolding, musical instruments, furniture, window blinds, carving, turned items, and small novelty items.
Birch is usually a light reddish brown and has nearly white sapwood. Its grain is generally straight or wavy and the lack of contrast between the wood can give it a uniform appearance. Birch is one of the most used woods in the world for making plywood & veneers and is used for interior millwork such as doors, furniture and paneling.
Bloodwood has a vivid bright red coloring to it that can darken over time. It is very dense with a generally straight grain pattern. Also known as Satine, this woods vibrant reds make it an ideal candidate for carvings, trim, inlays, furniture, guitars, knife handles, pistol grips and turned objects.
Blue Stain Pine
A form of figuring in pine lumber in which the tree has been infested with Mountain pine beetles. The fungus carried by the beetles is left behind giving its attractive color patterns distinct hue.
Also known as Jatoba, Brazilian Cherry can vary in color from dark red-brown to a light orange-brown and will darken in color over time and with exposure to light. It has a medium to coarse texture with relatively straight grain. It is extremely dense, durable and hard, leading to its most common uses as furniture and flooring. Its density makes Brazilian Cherry an excellent candidate for furniture and flooring.
Bubinga is generally dark reddish brown in color often marked with purple and black streaks bearing a close resemblance to rose wood. Moderately durable with grain patterns typically range from straight to interlocked. An immensely popular African hardwood, Bubinga is sought after for it Beauty and Strength. Sometimes called Kevazingo, it is commonly used for veneer, inlays, fine furniture, cabinetry, turnings, and other specialty items. Additionally, due to large natural growth of the tree, Bubinga is commonly used for specialty projects utilizing a natural or “live-edge”.
Butternut is a light to medium tan and can at times have a reddish tint. Its grain is straight and is fairly non-durable as it can be susceptible to attack from insects. Sometimes called White Walnut, Butternut trees are fluted giving the end grain a polygonal look. Common uses include interior millwork, veneer, carving, custom furniture, interior trim, boxes, and crates.
Colorado Blue Spruce
The Colorado blue spruce is native to the Rocky Mountain region and is the state tree of Colorado. Its natural range extends from Colorado to Wyoming but it has been widely introduced elsewhere and is used widely as an ornamental tree. Some tribes of Native Americans used this tree as a traditional medicinal plant and a ceremonial item. Just a nice tree really.
Historically used for the backs and sides of violins, Curly Maple not a species but description of grain figuring occurring most often in soft maples. Also known as “Tiger” or “Fiddleback” Maple the grain in the wood forms an intense rippling effect along its length.
Usually light brown with a hint of yellow or red, Douglas fir vary in color based on age and location. Its grain usually has a straight to moderately wavy appearance, depending on how it is cut. Douglas Fir is moderately durable, generally inexpensive and commonly used in veneer, plywood, and structural/construction lumber. Old growth and reclaimed boards are used for custom heirloom quality pieces.
Usually jet black in color with little or no variation, Ebony will occasionally contain grey-brown streaks. A fine and even textured wood its grain pattern ranges from straight to interlocked. It is extremely high density; small growth and extreme demand for ornamental items make it one of the more expensive hardwoods available. It is ideal for small ornamental items, such as piano keys, musical instrument parts, pool cues, carvings and other small specialty items.
Typically a pale cream color, Beech can have a pink or brown hue. Beech veneer tends to be darker- Flat sawn boards ten to be simple and plain while quarter sawn surfaces exhibit a silvery fleck pattern. It has a straight grain and a fine to medium texture. Common uses for Beech are lumber, veneer, flooring, boatbuilding, furniture, cabinetry, musical instruments (piano pinblocks), plywood, and turned objects. Its hardness, wear-resistance, strength, and excellent bending capabilities—coupled with its price—make this a very popular. Beech is often used as a cheaper alternative to maple.
Hackberry ranges in color from grey to light brown and is very similar to ash. It has a straight grain and can be susceptible to blue fugal stain if not processed properly. It is used in furniture, veneers, interior millwork, bend and curved mouldings and various turnings
The heartwood is medium to medium dark brown while Hickory sapwood is a pale yellowish brown. The grain varies from straight to wavy. It is one of the hardest of the North American Hardwoods and is subsequently difficult to work. Given their similarity in appearance, Pecan is typically mixed with hickory at the mill. Uses include tool handles, ladder rungs, wheel spokes, flooring, cabinets & trim.
An incredibly important commercial timber in Latin America, Honduran or “Genuine” Mahogany is what most consider to be the real and true species when referring to Mahogany. It varies widely in color from pale pinkish brown to a darker reddish brown and its color tends to darken with age. Grains patterns include straight, interlocked irregular or wavy and is generally very durable. Genuine Mahogany is used to make furniture, interior millwork, cabinetry, turned objects, veneers, musical instruments, boatbuilding, and in carvings.
Ipe varies in color from reddish-brown to dark blackish-brown, occasionally with yellowish, olive streaks. One of the most durable woods available, it is sometimes referred to as “Brazilian Walnut” and is commonly used as exterior structure lumber, decking and flooring.
Lyptus is a trade name for this plantation grown hybrid import eucalyptus. Exclusively grown on plantations, it is relatively inexpensive for an import. Its color ranges from a light salmon pink to a dark brownish red. The color darkens with age and exposure to light. It is straight grained with a medium texture and is used in flooring, lumber, interior millwork, cabinetry, plywood, and turned objects.
Mesquite heartwood is a chocolate- brown wood, similar to black walnut. Sap wood is a yellow/tan. It has a straight grain and coarse pores texture. Common uses include flooring, turned objects, boat building, and furniture.
Heartwood is a light to medium brown, commonly with an olive cast, though there can be a fair amount of variation in color. Nearly white to light brown sapwood is not always sharply demarcated from the heartwood. Quartersawn sections display prominent ray fleck patterns. Its grain is straight and has an uneven texture. Oak is widely used for cabinetry, furniture, interior trim, flooring, boat building, barrels, and veneer.
Olive heartwood is a yellow-brown or cream color, with dark contrasting streaks and will deepen with age. It can be figured with a curl, burl, wavy or curly grain and may be interlocked or straight grained. Because of its fruits importance, lumber from the olive tree is fairly scarce, and expensive. Common uses include heirloom quality heirloom “high-end” furniture, veneer, small specialty items and turned pieces.
The color of Padauk varies from a faint -pinkish- orange to deep red- brown and with proper finishing and care its signature orange color can be beautifully sustained. Exposure to time and UV light can darken it substantially. Paduck has a straight or interlocked grain , an excellent decay resistance and is said to be resistant to termites and other wood consuming insects. It is commonly used to make veneer, flooring, turned objects, musical instruments, furniture, tool handles, and other small specialty wood objects.
The wood color is light yellow to reddish brown. It has straight even textured grains and is easily worked although difficult to stain evenly. It has a moderate to low decay resistance and is commonly used for veneer, plywood, crates, boxes, wooden matches, interior millwork, carving, and construction lumber.
Poplar is a light cream to yellowish/ brown in color with streaks of gray, green, black and purple. It has a straight uniform grain and fine texture. Having has many structural uses, It is one of the most economical and affordable priced hardwoods. Poplar seldom used for its appearance. Applications include crates, upholstered furniture frames, pulpwood, and plywood. Poplar veneer is also used for a variety of applications: either dyed in various colors, or on hidden undersides of veneered panels.
Purpleheart is a deep eggplant-like purple. With exposure to time and UV-light it will darken to a brownish-purple. Normally used as an accent wood proper finishing techniques can minimize color shift. Common uses include inlays/accent pieces, flooring, fine furniture, boat building and a variety of specialty wood items.
Red Oak has a light to medium, pink to reddish- brown color and a medium coarse grain. It is durable, easy to work, and finish. It is abundant and sustainable commonly used as flooring, furniture, cabinetry, doors and trim.
Redwood colors vary from a pinkish brown to a deep red-brown. Its grain is straight though figured pieces may be curly or wavy. It is decay resistant and moderately to very durable depending on the age of the tree. The world’s tallest tree species, Redwood is used in veneer, construction lumber, beams, posts, decking, exterior furniture, and trim. Burls and other forms of figured Redwood are also used in turning, musical instruments, and other small specialty items.
Sapele heartwood ranges in color from dark /red-brown and can have a gold hue. Its color will darken with age and has a interlocked or wavy grain. It is considered moderately durable to decay and is commonly used in cabinetry, furniture, flooring, boat building, turned objects, and other small wooden specialty items.
Soft Maple refers to several species of Maple that are softer than Hard Maple. Generally this wood has brown, tan, gray and pink tones. It is often used as for paint grade projects where certain hardness is desired.
Ranges in color from light-pink to a reddish brown and tends to darken with age. Spanish cedar tends to have a generally vanilla straight or shallowly interlocked grain pattern. It’s a moderately durable wood that is resistant to wood consuming mites and has excellent weathering characteristics. The distinct Cedar like scent makes it a favorite for humidors. Spanish Cedar is used in cabinetry, musical instruments, veneer, plywood and in boat building.
Spruce is cream to white color with hints of pink, red and yellow. Its grain is consistent and straight and typically has a fine texture. Spruce graded for construction is readily available and inexpensive but quartersawn clear pieces can be more expensive, this is especially true with boards free of knots. Instrument- grade black spruce can easily exceeds all other domestic hardwood in terms of cost per board-foot. Common uses for Spruce are pulpwood, construction lumber, interior & exterior millworks.
Teak has a straight or interlocked grain pattern and its heartwood is usually a medium brown and darkens with time. Teak is highly regarded for its decay resistance and resistance to wood consuming organisms. Its heartwood is extremely durable and is used in ship and boat building, veneer, furniture, exterior construction and millwork, carving, turnings, and other small wood objects.
Wenge is a very coarse wood dark brown wood with black streaks. Through the use of proper finishing techniques an almost black appearance can be achieved. This is a rare sought after wood that will only increase in value as suppliers continue to dwindle. Wenge is most often found in paneling, “high-end” furniture & heirloom pieces, turned objects and as veneer.
White Oak is light to medium brown and emits slight olive tints and exhibits a fairly straight grain. It is commonly include Cabinetry, furniture, interior trim, flooring, boatbuilding, barrels, and veneer.
It is from a maple tree infested with Ambrosia beetles. This is not a specific Maple species but a form of figuring. As these beetles bore into the tree, they bring along a fungus that is carried into the vascular system discoloring the wood and giving its unique appearance.
Zebrawood heartwood has a light brown color with dark streaks. Its grain it either wavy or interlocked and is resistant to insects. Zebrawood is frequently quartersawn and used as veneer. Other uses include: cabinets, fine furniture, interior millwork and in boat building.
Alder, Red-Flat Cut Veneer
Anegre-Flat Cut, Plain Veneer
Anegre-Quartered, Figured Veneer
Ash, Brown-Quartered Veneer
Ash, European-Quartered, Figured Veneer
Ash, Olive Burl Veneer
Ash, Tamo Veneer
Ash, White Burl Veneer
Ash, White-Flat Cut Veneer
Ash, White-Quartered Veneer
Bamboo Caramel Narrow Cane
Bamboo Caramel Wide Cane
Bamboo Natural Narrow Cane
Bamboo Natural Wide Cane
Beech, European Steamed-Flat Cut Veneer
Beech, European Steamed-Quartered Veneer
Birch, Red Veneer
Birch, White-Rotary Veneer
Butternut-Flat Cut Veneer
Camphorwood Burl Veneer
Cedar, Aromatic Red Veneer
Cedar, Western Red-Quartered Veneer
Cherry-Curly, Figured Veneer
Cherry-Flat Cut Veneer
Cypress-Flat Cut Veneer
Elm, Carpathian Burl Veneer
Etimoe-Flat Cut Veneer
Eucalyptus-Quartered, Figured Veneer
Figueroa-Quartered, Figured Veneer
Fir, Douglas-Quartered, Vertical Grain Veneer
Hickory-Flat Cut Veneer
Kevazinga-Rotary Cut Veneer
Koa- Hawaiian Veneer
Laurel, East Indian Veneer
Louro Preto Veneer
Madrone Burl Veneer
Mahogany, Crotch Veneer
Mahogany-Flat Cut Veneer
Mahogany-Quartered, Ribbon Veneer
Makore-Quartered, Block Mottled Veneer
Makore-Quartered, Fiddle Back Veneer
Maple Burl-Rotary Cut Veneer
Maple, Birdseye Reconstituted Veneer
Maple, Birdseye Veneer
Maple-Flat Cut Veneer
Maple-Flat Cut, Curly Veneer
Maple-Rotary Cut Veneer
Mappa Burl Veneer
Myrtle Burl Veneer
Oak, English Brown-Quartered Veneer
Oak, Red-Flat Cut Veneer
Oak, Red-Quartered, Heavy Flake Veneer
Oak, Red-Rift Cut Veneer
Oak, White-Flat Cut Veneer
Oak, White-Quartered, Heavy Flake Veneer
Oak, White-Rift Cut Veneer
Orientalwood-Quartered, Figured Veneer
Pearwood, Swiss-Flat Cut Veneer
Pine, Knotty Random Veneer
Pine, White-Flat Cut Veneer
Pine, Yellow-Flat Cut Veneer
Prima Vera-Flat Cut Veneer
Redwood Burl Veneer
Rosewood, African-Flat Cut Veneer
Rosewood, East Indian-Flat Cut Veneer
Rosewood, South American (Santos) – Flat Cut Veneer
Sapele, Pommele Veneer
Sapele-Flat Cut Veneer
Satinwood-Quartered, Figured Veneer
Sycamore, English-Quartered, Figured Veneer
Teak Veneer Flat Cut
Teak Veneer Quartered
Walnut Burl Veneer
Walnut-Flat Cut Veneer
Zebrawood Quartered Veneer