Exotic + Craft Wood

We hand-craft designs with the most beautiful exotic and craft woods.

Looking for a more tactile experience? Our in-house woodworker creates one-of-a-kind works of art from exotic and craft woods, including Mother of Pearl inlays on select pieces. These works were made without the assistance of CNC equipment! His patterns are hand-cut, oiled, and polished to a sleek sheen. Kevin’s works are never painted; instead, he retains the natural coloring of the wood and makes creative use of the particular features of each species of wood.

Exotic + Craft Wood

Aromatic Cedar Exotic Hardwood

NORTH AMERICAN EAST COAST

Aromatic Red Cedar

Eastern Red Cedar, Juniper, Red Juniper, Red Cedar, Virginia Pencil Cedar

Aromatic Red Cedar is a beautiful wood that is light red with streaks of creamy white. It is also wonderfully fragrant, and is often used to create linen chests and closets, as trim in boats and canoes, to make jewelry boxes, furniture, and decks.

Andiroba Exotic Hardwood

CENTRAL & SOUTH AMERICA

Andiroba

Crabwood, Royal Mahogany, Krappa, Figueroa, Carapote, Carapa, Camacari, Masabalo

Andiroba is a pale reddish-brown wood with a ribbon-like appearance. It is often touted as the best sustainable alternative to Mahogany. It can be found as cabinetry, furniture, flooring, interior trim, and turned objects. 

CENTRAL & SOUTH AMERICA

Bloodwood

Satine, Muirapiranga, Bois satine, Satine urbane, Cardinalwood, Brazilwood, Brazil rosewood, Satinee, Satine rouge, Conduru, Satinjout, Legno satino, Palo de oro, Siton paya.

Bloodwood is a popular hardwood for flooring, stringed instruments, high-end millwork and decorative veneers, cabinetry, and decorative inlays. Bloodwood is a rare species that is very sometimes sold commercially in the United States. As a result, it is relatively costly.

BOLIVIA, BRAZIL

Bolivian Rosewood

Pau Ferro, Morado, Santos Rosewood

Bolivian rosewood has many of the same features as authentic rosewood, including as color, density, and working properties. Violet streaks, coffee browns, and black are among the colors. Bolivian Rosewood is a popular wood for acoustic and electric guitars, as well as high-end veneers for corporate aircraft, jewelry boxes, and everything in between.

NORTH AMERICAN APPALACHIAN REGION

Cherry

Black Cherry, Capulin, Cherry, Chisos Wild Cherry, Choke Cherry, Edwards Plateau Cherry, Escarpment Cherry, Gila Choke Cherry, Mountain Black Cherry, New England Mahogany, Plum, Rum Cherry, Southwestern Chokecherry, Whiskey Cherry, Wild Black Cherry

Cherry wood has been used in furniture making since the earliest settlers in America. The wood is appreciated for its elegant grain texture as well as its usability. The polished wood has a lovely salmon pink to crimson hue that only gets better with age. 

EQUATORIAL WEST AFRICA

Gaboon Ebony

Gaboon Ebony, African Ebony, Nigerian Ebony, Cameroon Ebony

There are few woods that are as dark and solid black as Gaboon Ebony, and even most species in the the same genus aren’t black. Gaboon Ebony is used to create piano keys, musical instrument components, pool cues, carvings, and other tiny specialized goods. Gaboon Ebony is one of the most costly woods available.

WESTERN AUSTRALIA

Jarrah Eucalyptus

Djarraly, Swan River Mahogany

Jarrah Eucalyptus wood is used to make wharves, bridges, and railroad because of its extreme durability. Jarrah blocks were used to pave the streets of Berlin and London before modern asphalt was introduced. It’s marketability as a flooring material is enhanced by its vivid red color and high density. Today, Jarrah is coveted by wood turners, because of its tight knots, swirling texture, and vibrant hues.

Mahogany Exotic Hardwood

CENTRAL AMERICA

Mahogany

Honduras Mahogany, Bigleaf Mahogany, American Mahogany, True Mahogany, Caoba, Acajou

Mahogany is regarded as one of the world’s best cabinetry timbers. Fine furniture, cabinetmaking, interior trim, paneling, fancy veneers, musical instruments, boat construction, pattern making, turnery, and carving are just a few of the applications. 

Padauk Exotic Hardwood

CENTRAL & TROPICAL WEST AFRICA

Padauk

Padouk, Mukwa, Narra

Fine woodwork, exquisite turnery, carvings, flooring, decorative veneer, tool and knife handles are all made from Padauk. 

BRAZIL & MIDDLE AMAZON REGION

Purpleheart

Amaranth, Morado, Violetwood, Guarabu

Purpleheart gets its name from the fact that when the wood is exposed, it turns a beautiful, deep purple color before during dark brown. Purpleheart is often used in cabinetry, elegant furniture, tool handles, and flooring. Alternatively, it’s strong enough to be used in bridge decking and heavy industrial construction.

Rhodesian Teak Exotic Hardwood

CENTRAL & SOUTHERN AFRICA

Rhodesian Teak

Rhodesiese Kiaat, Gusi, Umkusu, Zambesi Redwood, Umgusi, Mukshi, Mukusi.

Thanks to it’s durability, teak is recognized as the “king” of hardwoods.  Once only seen on elegant yachts and extravagant estates, teak is now a premium wood choice for designers of hotels, marinas, and upscale homes. Teak has been sustainably cultivated since the 18th century.

NORTHERN HEMISPHERE

Spalted Maple

Black Line Maple

This is maple wood which has spalting. Spalting is created by fungus in the wood when it begins to decay. The fungus creates dark, contrasting lines and streaks where it grows. If the wood is saved from spalting at the right time, the wood remains sound and usable, without worry of soft spots or further decay. This gives the wood a beautiful and unique look.

We Also Use...

  • African Blackwood
  • African Mahogany
  • Alder
  • Amboyna Burl
  • Ambrosia Maple
  • American Holly
  • Angelique
  • Anigre
  • Argentinean Orange Osage
  • Ash
  • Ash Burl
  • Balsa
  • Baltic Birch
  • Basswood
  • Beech
  • Bethlehem Olivewood
  • Birch
  • Birch with Phenolic
  • Bird’s Eye Maple
  • Black and White
  • Ebony
  • Black Mesquite
  • Black Palm
  • Blue Mahoe
  • Bocote
  • Brazilian Cherry
  • Bubinga
  • Buckeye Burl
  • Canarywood
  • Chakte Viga
  • Chechen
  • Cocobolo
  • Coolibah Burl
  • Curly Maple
  • Douglas Fir
  • East Indian
  • Rosewood
  • Ebony
  • Elm Burl
  • Finnish Birch
  • Goncalo Alves
  • Granadillo
  • Hickory
  • Ironwood
  • Jatoba
  • Jobillo
  • Knotty Pine
  • Koa
  • Lacewood
  • Lati
  • Leopardwood
  • Lignum Vitae
  • Macacaube
  • Madrone Burl
  • Mahogany
  • Makore
  • Mango
  • Mallee Burl
  • Maple
  • Maple Burl
  • Mappa Burl
  • Marblewood
  • Macassar Ebony
  • Myrtle Burl
  • Olivewood
  • Orange Agate
  • Patagonia Rosewood
  • Pau Rosa
  • Pecan
  • Pine
  • Pink Ivory
  • Poplar
  • Quilted Maple
  • Red Oak
  • Redheart
  • Redwood Burl
  • Rosewood
  • Sapele
  • Smoked Oak
  • Snakewood
  • Spanish Cedar
  • Sycamore
  • Tamarind
  • Walnut
  • Walnut Burl
  • Wenge
  • White Oak
  • Yellowheart
  • Yucatan Rosewood
  • Zebrawood

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