Woods Available
​The woods listed below are available at all times. You can choose the style you like and pick the wood you want to pair with it.
Custom orders are accepted and welcome.
COCOBOLO
One of today’s most prized lumbers for its outstanding color and figure. Central America
 

​COFFEE TREE

So named because early settlers (particularly in the state of Kentucky) used roasted seeds from this tree to make a coffee substitute  .Eastern US
CURLY MAPLE

It is so called because the ripples in the grain pattern create a three dimensional effect that appears as if the grain has “curled” along the length of the board. Pacific North America
HUBUBALLI

Because of its moderate density, this South American hardwood is much easier to work than most other ultra-dense hardwoods.
The heartwood fluoresces when put under a blacklight. South America

KOA

Widely considered to be the most beautiful and useful of Hawaii’s native hardwoods. Hawaii
MADRONE

Madrone burl is highly prized. Western coast of North America
MAKORE

Grain generally straight, though interlocked or wavy grain is sometimes present. Fine even texture with good natural luster. Western and Middle Africa (from Sierra Leone to Gabon).
MARBLEWOOD
The high contrast between the golden body and the much darker streaks give it an appearance somewhat similar to natural marble, hence the common name of “Marblewood” for this species. Northeastern South America
NARRA

Grain is usually interlocked, and can sometimes be wavy. With an uneven medium to coarse texture with good natural luster. Southeast Asia
PHEASANTWOOD

So named for the wood’s resemblance to the coloration and patterns found on the tail-feathers of pheasants. : Native to South/Southeast Asia, widely planted throughout the tropics.
BACOTE
With its striking, zebra-like contrasts, and bold figuring, Bocote can be a very eye-catching wood.  Mexico and Central/South America
HONDURAN ROSEWOOD
Most common is a brownish-mauve color. Grain is usually straight or slightly interlocked. Fine to medium texture, with good natural luster. Belize (British Honduras).
SNAKEWOOD

One look at a highly figured piece of Brosimum guianense and it’s easy to see why it’s called Snakewood: the dramatic specks and splotches bear a close resemblance to the skin of a snake. Such figuring can be so pronounced that it has been compared to the writing of hieroglyphics, and is sometimes called Letterwood.  Coastal regions of northeast South America.

SPALTED TAMARIND

Grain is wavy and interlocked with a medium uniform texture. Native to tropical Africa; widely planted throughout tropical regions worldwide.
​​TIMBORANA

Grain tends to be interlocked and/or wavy.Central America and Brazil
​​TULIPWOOD

Tulipwood is a stunningly beautiful hardwood which is in short supply. The tree itself is only found in a narrow geographical area, and it’s small enough to be considered a shrub: typically yielding very small and narrow boards. Northeastern Brazil.
​​JAPANESE YEW

Perhaps among the hardest of all softwood species, Yew is certainly a unique wood species. Its density and working characteristics are more inline with a heavy hardwood than a softwood, yet its tight, fine grain and smooth texture give it a lustrous finish.
Europe, Southwest Asia.

LACEWOOD

Has a very conspicuous flecking that gives this wood its namesake. The wood itself is a reddish brown with grey or light brown rays, which result in a lace pattern.  Tropical South America
DESERT IRONWOOD

In scarce supply due to its restricted distribution and relative rarity. Southwestern United States and Northwestern Mexico
OLIVEWOOD

Availability is generally limited to pruned branches, trimmings, and diseased/storm damaged orchard trees. Europe and eastern Africa