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Exotic Wood's used by Cue Makers

 

African Blackwood (Dalbergia melanoxylon)

Also known as Mozambique ebony, Senegal ebony, Grenadillo,  Congowood. Blackwood African , Mpingo, African ebony, Mufunjo, African grenadilo, Mugembe, Banbanus, Mukelete, Ebene, Pau preto, Grenadilla, Poyi, Grenadille d'Afrique, Zebra wood.

Source Region: East Africa.

Color: Dark purplish brown heartwood with black streaks and narrow, white sapwood. Mostly straight grained with fine texture, dull luster, and slightly oily nature.

Characteristics: Extremely heavy and hard and rates high in strength, stiffness, shock resistance, and decay resistance (heartwood). Very stable in use.

Comments: Considered one of the best woods in the world for turnery.

 


 

African Ebony (Diospyrus spp.)

Includes varieties from Nigeria, Ghana, Cameroon, Kribi, Gaboon, Madagascar, and Zaire.

Source Region: Grows primarily in central to southern Africa.

Color: Uniformly black heartwood and yellowish white sapwood. Very fine texture with an indistinct grain and metallic luster.

Characteristics: Very heavy, hard, strong, and stiff with high shock and decay resistance.

Comments: Works with some difficulty - tends to chip and quickly dulls cutting edges. Turns well. Finishes to a naturally dark polished surface.

 


 

African Padauk (Pterocarpus soyauxii.)

Also known as barwood, comwood, corail, African coralwood, muenge, mbe, mbil, mututi, ngula, vermillion, and yomo.

Source Region: Grows in central and West Africa.

Color: Straight to interlocked grain with a moderately coarse texture and large pores. Rich red to purple red heartwood and pale-beige sapwood.

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Afzelia Xy-Lay (Rare Figure) (Afzelia xylocarpa)

Source Region: Laos

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Characteristics: Light wood with highly unusual grain pattern

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Afzelia Burl (Afzelia xylocarpa)

Source Region: Loas

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Afzelia Figured (Afzelia xylocarpa)

Source Region: Loas

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Amboyna Burl (Pterocarpus macrocarpus)

 

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Source Region: Southeast Asia.

Color: Dark brown to light brown or anywhere in between. Filled with irregularities that create a mottle, swirling, fiddleback, rippled or even curly effect.

Characteristics: Medium dense wood. The Amboyna burl is caused from a cancer and is only found very rarely.

 


 

Other Burls

There are just way too many  burls to list here, but as time goes on I will try to add as many as I can.

Color: For the most part these woods are dark brown to light brown or anywhere in between. Filled with irregularities that create a mottle, swirling, fiddleback, rippled or even curly effect.

Characteristics: Densities vary.

 


 

Asian Striped Ebony (Diospyros Discolor)

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Birdseye Maple

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Source Region: Northeastern America & Canada.

Color: Nearly white to brown. Has the appearance of spots with dark centers (Birdseye) and usually some striping.

Characteristics: Medium weight wood. Commonly used for the forearm section of cues.

 


 

Black Ash Burl (A)

 

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Black & White Ebony (Rare) (Diospyros embroyopteris)

Source Region: Southeast Asia and Laos

Color: Heartwood is creamy white with distinct black veins.

Characteristics: The wood has a fine texture with mostly straight grain

Comments: This wood is rare and hard to come by.

 


 

Black Palm (Astrocaryum spp)

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Bloodwood (Brosimum Rubescens)

Also known as amapa rana, satine rouge, conduru, satinjout, cardinal wood, muirapiranga (Brazil), bois satine (France), satine rubane, satine rouge, satijnhout, brazil wood, satinee, falso pao Brasil, palo de oro, doekaliballi, ferolia, legno satino, pau rainha, siton paya.

Source Region: Brazil, French Guiana, and Surinam,Venezuela, Peru, Panama

Color: The heartwood colour varies from grey-red to deep rich blood red (thus the name), with a golden lustre and variegated yellow and red stripes. It reportedly does not change much with age.

Characteristics: Very heavy, a strong, hard, tough wood that works fairly easily for all tooling operations and glues well but tends to splinter.

Comments: Stains well and mechanically very durable.

 


 

Bocote (Cordia alliodora, Cordia elaeagnoides, and cordia gerascanthus)

Also known as amapa asta (Mexico), anacahuite, barcino, baria (Cuba), bois de rose, canalete (Colombia, Venezuela), cordia, cype, freijo, laurel, loro negro (Argentina), louro pardo (Brazil), Mexican rosewood, peterebi, salmwood, siricote, solera.

Source Region: Central America and the West Indies, including Mexico, Belize, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua, Colombia, Cuba, Dominican Republic, Haiti and Jamaica. Mostly, it is from Mexico.

Color: Ranges from tan to golden brown to pale golden yellow, with irregular dark brown streaks. Can be red, or green, or some say black, and that the heartwood is variously "tobacco" colored, dark brown, nearly white, red, and red brown.

Characteristics: A hard, heavy, strong and dense wood. Compression strength reportedly comparable to mahogany.

Comments: It is easy to work, responds well to both hand and machine tools. Variously rated as moderately durable and highly durable and very resistant to marring and denting.

 


 

Bocote (Birds Eye Figure) (Cordia elaeagnoides)

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Bolivian Rosewood (Machaerium schleroxylon)

Also known as Morado

Source Region: Central and South America

Color: Purplish tan in color and streaked with brown or black figure.

Characteristics: dense, easily worked wood.

 


 

Box Elder Burl (Acer negundo californicum)

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Boxwood (Asian) (Buxus Sempervirens)

 

Also known as Boxwood, Box, European boxwood, Iranian boxwood, Turkish boxwood, Circassian boxwood

Source Region: Boxwood is reported to occur in Southern Europe, Western Asia, and North America. The species is reported to have an extensive growth range, from Asia Minor across central Europe to south-east England. It is reported to be very common on limestone rocks in the Jura and other hill ranges of eastern France. The tree is reported to grow wild only at a few places in England where the soil is rich in lime. The species is reported to occur as an understory tree in mixed stands with Beech and is highly tolerant of shade.

Color: This wood has a uniform light yellow color, with no clear demarcation between the heartwood and sapwood.

Characteristics: The grain is described as straight to very irregular. This wood is hard and heavy, and has a very fine and uniform texture.

Comments: Supplies of Boxwood are reported to be very limited, and its price is rather high. As its numbers dwindle, other species that are botanically related to Boxwood are reported to be offered as substitutes on the market. They include Balearic boxwood (B. balearica ), and Cape boxwood (B. macowani ), both from South Africa. The following species represented in the database have also been suggested as substitutes for Boxwood: Knysna boxwood (Gonioma kamassi ) Maracaibo boxwood (Gossypiospermum praecox ) San Domingo boxwood (Phyllostylon brasiliensis ) .

 


 

Brazilian Rosewood (Dalbergia nigra)

Also known as rosewood, Rio or Bahia rosewood, jacaranda, pianowood, caviuna, obuina, and, palisander.

Source Region: Brazil

Color: Variegated brown to violet-colored heartwood with irregular black streaks, well demarcated from cream-colored sapwood. Mostly straight grained with coarse texture, large open pores, and oil, gritty feel.

Characteristics: Hard and heavy, moderate to high strength and shock resistance, low stiffness, good steam bending, good stability in service, and excellent decay resistance. Works OK but has severe blunting effect on cutting edges.

Comments: Glues satisfactorily if precautions taken for oily surfaces (consider using epoxy resins). Finishes to an exceedingly smooth, highly polished surface.

 


 

Brazilian Tulipwood (Dalbergia frutescens)

Also known as pau rosa, jacaranda rosa, pau de fuso, pinkwood, and bois de rose.

Source Region: Grows in Brazil.

Color: Very striking heartwood - straw colored with irregular streaks of shades of yellow rose, pink and violet. Fades with age. Typically interlocked, irregular grain with medium to fine texture.

Characteristics: Very hard, heavy, compact, splintery wood. Low shock resistance, stiffness, and bending strength. Stable in use.

Comments: Very hard to work due to splintering and dulling effect on tools.

 


 

Briarwood Burl (Erica arborea)

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Bubinga (Guibourtia demeusei)

Also known as African rosewood, Akume, Kewasingo, Kevazingo, Ebana, Essingang, Okweni, Ovang, Waka, Buvenga.

Source Region: Found growing mostly in the Cameroons, Gabon and the Ivory Coast of Africa. Specifically mentioned: Zaire, Equatorial Guinea, Congo, Liberia and Nigeria.

Color: Varies greatly in coloration and grain patterns, but heartwood generally is a medium red-brown with lighter red to purple veins and will naturally darken with age. Sapwood is a dull grayish white. Attractively irregular and "mottled" grain patterns with fairly heavy interlocking.

Characteristics: Works easily with hand or power tools despite being very hard and dense. Turns and finishes very well and polishes well, resulting in a highly lustrous surface, although this can take a little effort due to the density.

 


 

Cocobolo (Dalbergia retusa)

Also known as granadillo, Nicaragua rosewood, nambar, palisandro, and caviuana.

Source Region: Grows along Pacific seaboard of Mexico and Central America.

Color: Variable-hued heartwood, maturing to a deep orange-red with darker stripes and mottling. Narrow, whitish sapwood. Fairly straight to interwoven grain with medium to fine texture and low luster.

Characteristics: Very hard and heavy with high strength, stiffness, shock resistance, decay resistance, and stability in use (heartwood). Surface is almost oily.

 


 

Curly Maple (Acer saccharum)
 

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Source Region: Northeastern America  & Canada.

Color: Nearly white to brown. Has the appearance if almost iridescent stripes.

Characteristics: Medium weight wood. Commonly used for the forearm and butt sleeve section of cues.

 


 

Desert Ironwood (Olneya tesota)

Also know as Arizona Ironwood, Palo-de-Hierro, Palo-de-Fierro

Source Region:The desert ironwood only grows in the washes and valleys of the Sonoran Desert below 2,500 foot elevation. The Sonoran Desert is located in southwestern Arizona, southern California, and the northwestern part of Mexico.

Color: The natural beauty of it's grain and it's dark, rich brown color sets it apart from other woods

Characteristics: The wood of the desert ironwood is very hard and dense. It actually sinks in water

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East Indian Ebony (Diospyrus spp.)

Also known as Indian ebony, camagon, golden ebony, and other names such as Macassar ebony according to origin.

Source Region: Grows in Sri Lanka and southern India.

Color: Heartwood color varies from medium brown to jet black to gray depending on species. Light gray sapwood. Straight to irregular grain with a fine, even texture and metallic luster.

Characteristics: Very heavy, hard, strong, and stiff with high shock and decay resistance.

Comments: Works with difficulty due to hardness. - heartwood has severe blunting effect on cutting edges.

 


 

Gaboon Ebony (Diospyros crassiflora)

Also known as Mgiriti, Msindi, Omernowa, Kanran, Nyareti, Kukuo, Swamp ebony.

Source Region: West Africa - Gold Coast, Nigeria, Cameroon, Zaire.

Color: Generally jet black but sometimes with lighter colored streaks.

Characteristics: Hard and heavy, fine textured with metallic luster. Finishes smoothly and produces a high polish. Very abrasive effect on cutting tools.

 


 

Goncalo Alves (Astronium spp.)

Also know as aderno, almedro macho, arathanha, aroeira do campo, aroeira preta, batao, bauwana, bois de zebre, bosona, bossona, bototo, chibatao, ciruelillo, ciruelo, coubaril, cubatau, diomate, frijolillo, gateado (venezuela), gomavel, guarabozebra, guarabu bata, guarabu encirado, guarabu rajado, guarita (brazil), guasango (ecuador), gusanero (colombia), gusango, jejuira, jenjuira, jobillo, locustwood, maracatiara, masicaran, muira, muiracatiara, muiraquatiara, mura, ormigo, palo de cera, palo de cruz, palo de culebra (mexico), palo obero, potrico, quebracha, quebracho, rajado branco, red astronium, robel gateado, ron ron, ronron, roron, sangue, tibigaro, tigerwood, ubatin, urunday, urunday-para, vermezho, yoke, yomato.

Source Region: Central and Latin America; Argentina, Bolivia, Colombia, Columbia, Costa rica, Ecuador, Guyana, Honduras, Mexico, Paraguay, Peru, Trinidad and Tobago, Uruguay, and Venezuela.

Color: Ranges in color from light to orangish/reddish brown to deep mahogany red-brown with a striking figure in some pieces created by beautiful, bold, brown to nearly black irregular markings or striping. The sapwood is very light. The heartwood exhibits a large degree of color change over long exposure, with a pronounced darkening of the background under the stripes from an orangey tan to a deep reddish brown color.

Characteristics: Very strong and durable with strength values considerably higher than any well-known U.S. species. In spite of its high density, it turns readily. It can be finished very easily and polishes very well due to the fine texture.

 


 

Granadillo (Platymiscium pinnatum)

Source Region: Yucatan Penninsula, Mexico.

Color: Variegated reddish brown and slight yellowish-orange with dark stripes.

Characteristics: Hard and heavy.

Comments: Works and turns well. Finishes very smoothly. Oils in the wood produces a natural polish but may cause problems with lacquer or urethane finishes

 


 

Holly (Ilex Opaca)

Also known as American Holly and White Holly

Source Region: North America

Color: Ranges in color from white to ivory.

Characteristics: Tends to have a great deal in defects. Irregular, tight, almost invisible grain.

Comments: Excellent wood for turning, carving, and inlay.

 


 

Honduran Rosewood (Dalbergia stevensonii)

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Indian Rosewood (dalbergia latifolia)

Also known as East Indian rosewood, Bombay rosewood, bombay blackwood, shisham, sitsal, malabar, sissoo, biti, ervadi, and kalaruk.

Source Region: Southern India.

Color: The wood varies from reddish-pink to brown and has purplish black and deep green lines.

Characteristics: Heavy, hard, and dense with high bending and crushing strengths, medium shock resistance, good stability and steam bending, and very durable heartwood.

Comments: Difficult to work due to calcareous deposits - dulls cutting edges.

 


 

Kingwood (Dalbergia cearensis)

Also known as violete, violetta, and violet wood.

Source Region:  Brazil.

Color: Rich, violet-brown heartwood streaked with golden yellow lines of varying darkness. Cream-colored sapwood. Straight to finely roey grained with a fine, uniform texture, and bright luster.

Characteristics: Very heavy, hard, strong and brittle with good decay resistance and stability in use.

 


 

Lacewood (Cardwellia Sublimis)

Also known as Silky-oak, Australian Silky-oak, Northern Silky-oak, Queensland Silky-oak, Selena, Louro Faia.

Source Region: Australia

Color: Reddish-brown color with a moderately coarse even texture. Wood matures to a brownish color with age.

Characteristics: Very light weight wood.

 


 

Long Leaf Pine (Pinus palustris)

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Macassar Ebony (Diospyros spp.)

Also known as Calamander Wood, Golden ebony, Marblewood.

Source Region: East Indies, Philippines, Celebes Islands.

Color: Black with yellowish or reddish brown streaks.

Characteristics: Very dense with a brittle heartwood. Dark grain.

 


 

Maidou Burl (Pterocarpus pedatus)

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Maple (Burl) (Acer macrophyllum)

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Maple (Curl) (Acer macrophyllum)

Also known as Hard maple, Rock maple, Sugar maple

Source Region: The most commercially important maple, Sugar maple is also the most abundant type found in the United States. It is reported to most prevalent in New England, but its growth range extends from the extreme southeastern region of Manitoba east to Nova Scotia, southward to North Canada, and west to eastern Kansas. It is found locally in northwest South Carolina and north Georgia. The tree prefers moist soils of uplands and valleys, and is sometimes found in pure stands. It may also be found at elevations of up to 2500 feet (762 m) in the north, and at 3000 to 5500 feet (914-1676 m) in the southern Appalachians.

Color: The sapwood is white in color, with a reddish tinge. The heartwood is uniformly pale reddish brown or light tan. Bird's-eye maple, a form of white or sugar maple, usually exhibits two colors, a whitish background with brownish dots at irregular intervals. The dots, which are rarely solid, usually have a circular rim that is of a different color than the center, rather like an eye. The dots are believed to be the starting-points of new side branches that may or may not have actually grown out from the trunk of the tree.

Characteristics: Sugar maple grain is typically straight, but it can also be curly or wavy. The wood is described as close-grained and subdued, sometimes with decorative figuring including, bird's eye, maple burl, blistered, leaf, and fiddleback. The wood has a very fine and even texture.

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Maple (Quilted) (Acer macrophyllum)

Also known as Bigleaf maple, Broadleaf maple, Maple, Oregon maple, Pacific Coast maple, Western Maple

Source Region: Pacific Northwest USA

Color: Cream white to reddish brown.

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Masur Birch (Betula alba)

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Myrtlewood (Umbellularia californica)

Source Region: United States primarily coastal region of Oregon and California.

Color: Pale brown to yellowish green, often variegated.

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Narra (Bee's-Wing Figure) (Pterocarpus indicus)

Also know as philippine mahogany or red sandalwood

Source Region: Malaysia, Indonesia, Philippines, Southeast Asia and Australia. 

Color: Varies from pale yellow to deep blood red.

Characteristics: The grain is mostly straight but sometimes crossed, wavy or interlocked.

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Narra (Tiny Bee's-Wing Figure) (Pterocarpus indicus)

Also know as philippine mahogany or red sandalwood

Source Region: Malaysia, Indonesia, Philippines, Southeast Asia and Australia. 

Color: Varies from pale yellow to deep blood red.

Characteristics: The grain is mostly straight but sometimes crossed, wavy or interlocked.

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Narra (Tiger Stripe Figure) (Pterocarpus indicus)

Also know as philippine mahogany or red sandalwood

Source Region: Malaysia, Indonesia, Philippines, Southeast Asia and Australia. 

Color: Varies from pale yellow to deep blood red.

Characteristics: The grain is mostly straight but sometimes crossed, wavy or interlocked.

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Olive Wood (Olea europa)

Also known as Olienhout, Olyfboom, Swartolienhout (Afrikaans); Weira (Amharic); Zeitun Bari (Arabic); African wild olive, Brown olive, Olive, Wild olive (English); Ölbaum (German); Umnquma (Ndebele); Mupfungo (Shona); Wera (Somali); Awliie (Tigrigna); Brown Olive (Trade name); UmNqumo (Zulu).

Source Region: Mediterranean. Eritrea, Ethiopia, Kenya, Mozambique, South Africa, Swaziland, Tanzania, Uganda, Zimbabwe

Color: B rown to rich greenish brown, streaked with dark brown lines.
Sapwood is creamy yellow or gold color and is often intrerlaced with dark stripes

Characteristics: The figure ranges from straight to wavy. It is hard and heavy, very fine texture.

Comments: It is prone to warping and checking, has to be seasoned well before use.


 

Olive Wood (Figured) (Olea europa)

Source Region: Mediterranean. Eritrea, Ethiopia, Kenya, Mozambique, South Africa, Swaziland, Tanzania, Uganda, Zimbabwe

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Osage Orange (Maclura pomifera)

Also know as Bodare, Bodark, Bodock, Bois d'arc, Bow wood, Hedge, Hedge apple, Horse apple Naranjo chino, Osage, Mora

Source Region: North America. The native range of Osage orange is reported to be rather difficult to determine. The species is now widely planted, and also commonly escapes..

Color: The sapwood is described as light yellow in color. The heartwood is greenish yellow, or golden-yellow to bright orange when first cut. It turns russet-brown upon exposure and ages to expose dark streaks of color.

Characteristics: Grain is straight and closed, and is reported to be comparable to that of black locust. Decorative mottles are sometimes exhibited in some boards. Texture is somewhat coarse.

Comments: Argentine Osage Orange is much larger and higher quality than American Osage Orange.

 


 

Pink Ivory (Rhamnaceae)

Also known as Red Ivorywood

Source Region: South east Africa

Color: Pink often yellow-brown or even reddish gold in color. Can be a bright reddish pink.

Characteristics: Very dense wood. Commonly used for inlays in cues.

 


 

Purpleheart (Peltogyne spp.)

Also known as amaranth, Violetwood, Coracy, Pauroxo, Pauferro, Koroboreli, Saka, Nazareno, Morado, and Tananeo.

Source Region: Includes species in tropical regions of Central America and South America.

Color: Creamy white sapwood and vibrant purple heartwood that turns to dark-purplish brown with exposure to light. Generally straight grained, sometimes interlocked, with a fine even texture.

Characteristics: Very heavy, hard, strong, and stiff with good decay resistance and stability in service. Sometimes difficult to work due to hardness and a tendency to tear and split.

 


 

Red Palm (Astrocaryum spp)

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Redwood Lace Burl (Sequoia sempervirens)

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Redwood Ribbon Figure (Sequoia sempervirens)

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Rosewood (Pa Dong Deng) (Dalbergia Lanceolaria)

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Snake wood (piratinera guianensis)

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Source Region: Central and South America.

Color: The background wood is quite orange, with a very tight grain, and a moderate amount of black, and  irregularly shaped "snake-skin" stripes.

Characteristics: An extremely dense hardwood.

 


 

Spalted Tamarind (Tamarindus indica)

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Texas Ebony (Pithecellobium flexicaule)

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Thai Rosewood (Cochin) (Dalbergia cochinchinensis)

Also known as Tracwood

Source Region: S.E. Asia

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Tulipwood (Dalbergia Frutescens)

Also known as ........

Source Region: Tropical South America, especially Northeast Brazil.

Color: Irregular streaks of yellow, rose and red or violet on a cream to straw colored background.

Characteristics: Medium weight wood.

 


 

Wenge (Milletia laurentii)

Source Region: Southern regions of Tanzania, Mozambique and the Congo region.

Color: Wenge is an exotic and imported hardwood that has heartwood that is dark brown with very close, fine, almost black veins.

Characteristics: The texture is coarse and the grain is straight to slightly wavy.

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Yellow heart ( Euxylophora Paraensis )

Also known as: Pau Amerillo

Source Region: Brazil

Color: Light to bright yellow

Characteristics: Medium weight wood. Commonly used for inlays and veneers.

Comments:Yellowheart is relatively easy to work with both hand and power tools. It glues easily and sands to a high polish. This is not an oil wood, so it finishes with relative ease.

 


 

Zebrawood (Microberlinia Brazzavillensis)

Also known as Zebrano, Amouk, Zingana, Allen ele, African Zebrawood

Source Region: West Africa

Color: The heartwood is a pale golden yellow, distinct from the very pale colour of the sapwood and features narrow streaks of dark brown to black. Zebrawood can also be a pale brown with regular or irregular marks of dark brown in varying widths.

Characteristics: A heavy hard wood with a somewhat coarse texture, with the typical so-called zebra stripes, often with an interlocked or wavy grain.

 


 

Ziricote (Great Black Lines) (Cordia dodecandra)

Also known as: Canalete, Freijo, Laurel, Peterebi, Siricote

Source Region: Several species in the hard-wooded or dark-colored Gerascanthus group of the genus Cordia are reported to occur in northern Florida, the West Indies, Central America, and southward to Brazil and Argentina. Species from Mexico are reported to grow at altitudes of up to 1640 feet (500 m) in tropical dry regions with average precipitation of about 40 inches (1000 mm).

Color: The sapwood is brownish-yellow in color

Characteristics: The wood has a medium texture and the grain is usually straight or interlocked.

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