California Exotic Hardwoods





Honduras Mahogany (Swietenia macrophylla), one of the most known timbers in the world, is highly prized for uses including furniture and stringed instruments. This hardwood stands out because to its deep honey/brown tones and incredibly easy workability. Particularly in detailed pieces, there is a moderate amount of natural shine. Mahogany frequently has lovely patterns or figure. Outside of the USA, this Central American species cannot be shipped.


The mango tree, a rare variety that is grown both for its fruit and for shade, frequently has strangler fig vines hanging down from its trunk and upper limbs. This species is native to tropical equatorial areas. Mango's heartwood frequently contains irregular hues and patterns, which give woodworking projects a special sense of intrigue. The grain has a medium texture and is open. The wood works well and binds. Furniture, ukuleles, veneer, and turned items are frequently made from mango.

Mappa Burl

A gorgeously figured cluster burl wood with dark brown to black eyes and a translucent golden tint all around was used to create this European Mappa burl. The wood is light in weight, soft (like soft maple), and has a grain that, up until it is finish sanded, tends to be fuzzy. It easily cuts and fuses. Many pieces have distinctive living edges and have been kiln dried and surfaced on two sides. These are perfect for counter tops, end tables, vanities, unique jewellery cases, and other furniture. In your next project, consider using this refined European species! Please be aware that burl eyes have little drying checks. This adds distinctive character and is typical for the species.

Marble wood

Marmaroxylon racemosum, often known as figure marblewood, is a plant native to north-eastern South America. Heartwood has irregular brown, purple, or black streaks and is yellow to golden brown in colour. Heartwood is darker than sapwood, which is lighter and lacks contrasting streaks. Sapwood is typically up to one thickness. The texture is medium with open pores, with a tendency toward straight or slightly interlocked grain. Marblewood is the common name for this species because of the stark contrast between the golden body and the considerably darker streaks, which resembles natural marble. Despite having a finer texture than African Zebrawood, Marblewood looks fairly similar to it overall. Flooring, sliced veneer, turned items, cabinets, gallery furniture, and fine woodworking are a few common applications for marblewood.


A majestic and lovely tree with a 2-4 ft. diameter and a 70 ft.-long trunk produces monkey pod, a hardwood. Monkey pod, which originates in Costa Rica or the South Pacific, is a great option for furniture and turned items. A gorgeous shade is created by the swirling of dark chocolate and golden tones with black striations. The wood is reasonably robust, light, and relatively durable. It has a gorgeous polish and spins effortlessly, making it an obvious choice for turners! Smooth combinations of Hawaiian Koa and Chocolate Heart can be found in Monkey pod.


Nora, Dakama, Pracuuba, and Guatemalan Tigerwood are some other names for Mora. It is a wood with exceptional strength qualities that is highly heavy and strong. It is very wear-resistant. This material takes stains and polishes nicely, and because a nice polish is so easily obtainable, it is especially lovely for boxes. Heartwood can range in colour from chocolate to reddish brown. Straight to frequently interlaced grain creates a lovely wavy or occasionally ribbon shape. Specific Based on oven-dry weight, gravity is typically 0.78. The tree grows to a height of 100–120 feet and a diameter of 2-3 feet.


Movingui (Distemonanthus benthamianus), which originates from the Equatorial woods of Africa's Western Congo, has stunning deep & golden yellow colours. It is often referred to as Ayan wood or Nigerian Satinwood. A figured log that is not chopped into veneer occasionally makes it to the lumber market. The wood is hard and simple to deal with. It is utilised in many different products, like as jewellery boxes, furniture, veneer, cabinets, floors, and turned objects. When drilling or planning, quartersawn surfaces have a tendency to break away, and the wood can catch fire. It works well to glue, stain, and finish. Movingui trees have a height of 100–125 feet and a diameter of 3–5 feet.


One of our speciality woods is myrtle, which is grown and harvested right here in Oregon, where we also live, is then hand-selected, transported to our yard, and meticulously milled in our facilities. In the Pacific Northwest, myrtle wood is prized for its superb machining and finishing qualities as well as its stunning colour, spicy scent, and figure. Only in Oregon and northernmost California does this adaptable hardwood, also known as Bay Laurel, California Olive, Pepper wood, or Spice tree, grow. Even inside the same wood, there can be a wide variety of colours, including golden yellow, green, black, brown, tan, and violet. Each project is unique because every blank is different. Each blank is distinct, giving each project a one-of-a-kind quality. Rarely do Myrtle trees have burls or fiddle backs, often known as fiddle backs. Both novices and experts can benefit from using myrtle wood.


Another name for Okoume is Gabon (not to be confused with Gabon Ebony). This is a sizable African tree that reaches heights of 90 to 120 feet with a diameter of 30 to 70 feet. The slender sapwood is whitish or light grey, while the heartwood ranges in colour from salmon pink to golden brown. The tree typically has grain that is interlaced and gives off a nice natural shine. With a density that ranges from 0.36 to 0.42, okoume wood is both light and sturdy, working and bonding nicely. On cutters, it has a modest blunting effect. In Europe and all across the world, it is frequently employed in the production of boats and aircraft.


Olea europaea is a tree that was planted by villagers, soldiers, and anybody else who liked eating olives or using olive oil for cooking in Central Europe. With bigger, thicker, and more solid lumber, native European stock typically produces larger boules. Ideal for luxurious cabinets, end tables, and exquisitely turned items. Contrary to American orchard trees, European olives frequently have consistent grain patterns (instead of fiddleback or burl). A rare and valuable species of exotic wood. It has only been grown somewhere else, yet this is the same species of olive that is sent from the "Holy land."


The unusual open-grained African hardwood known as padauk is first cut with a vivid Vermillion hue. It gradually turns a purple Rosewood colour as it ages. There are occasionally enormous logs available, which yield gorgeous, big boards. For guitar backs and sides, padauk is an acceptable alternative for Indian rosewood.


The Arecaceae family includes the monocot palm. Essentially, the wood is a fibrous bundle of tiny straws. With its densely packed black fibres and lighter-colored, less dense substance all around, Black Palm is strong and unyielding. The black bundles are packed closely together like the termination of a steel cable as seen in the end grain. In the wood of palms, there are no discernible growth rings. Although the wide grain of this wood is typical for this wood, many people mistake it for checking because of the look of the fibres. Black palm is frequently used for walking sticks, handles, picture frames, boxes, and more. It takes a good polish. Our stock is surfaced on at least two sides and dried.

Pau Rosa

African rosewood, African tulip, Pau Rosa, and Pau preto, Swartzia madagascarensis is also known as. Found in Eastern Africa and the African Congo. While the Congo type has more oranges and yellows that resemble Brazilian tulips, the Eastern variant typically has darker hues. Reds, oranges, yellows, violet purples, and black are among the colours. It is popular in Africa for carving bowls, utensils, animals, and other specialist items. Dense with a high natural polishing capacity. If not adequately cared for, susceptible to checking when green. Glues, cuts, and does job well. a distinctive wood from Africa that belongs to the same family as the Mexican Yucatan's katalox.

Pheasant wood

Pheasantwood, also known as Thailand cassia, Senna siamea, or Cassia siamea in scientific jargon, is a rare species of hardwood that gets its name from the black and golden patterned patterns on pheasant tail feathers. The most intricately detailed patterns with striking golden and black streaks can be seen on the flat or slab sawn face. The colours and grains of pheasant wood closely resemble those of desert ironwood. It is great for expensive items like boxes, pencils, and more. With 320 grit and finer, intense colour reflections are possible. This species is harder to get than Ebony and is a prized wood from the Hawaiians to the South East Asians. It is typically grown as an ornamental tree for spectacular blossoms. This very uncommon wood comes from the same Laotian jungles as our Black & White and Mun Ebony. You will love the iridescence and exquisite texture that this wood provides once it is employed in your project.


We salvaged pistachio, a stunning hardwood, from Californian plantations. This timber frequently has stunning colour. If it is not adequately dried before usage, it may be rather unstable. Pistachio twists are useful for any project when used properly.


Primavera is a pale wood with golden yellow undertones. As it ages, the colours become darker and more red. Even though the grain of this material is typically interlaced, it functions effectively. To prevent splitting from screws, pre drilling is necessary. It has medium-sized pores. The wood has a high natural polish finish. Perfect for veneer, furniture, tools, turned objects, and other high-end usage.

Purple heart

Purple Heart, a South American hardwood with bright colour, is well- known for its intense purple hue. Ideal for marquetry, inlay, and other exquisite items. From interlaced grain, the trees occasionally create fiddle back or a ropey, mottled curl. When first cut, the colour is a light brown, but after a few days of exposure to UV light, it darkens to a deep violet purple. The wood has a coarse open grain and is solid and strong enough to be utilised for truck floors and wharf pilings. Two sides of the kiln were surfaced and dried.

Red Mallee Burl:

Incredible species with vibrant colour and figure is the red mallee burl. The heartwood of this native Australian hardwood is a remarkable blend of pink, crimson, and violet, with the sapwood being a stark contrast of white. Due to its density, the wood can be lightly sanded to provide a smooth, long-lasting finish. Amazing burl caps provide any artist with a natural colour palette. The tight figure and vibrant colours of burl squares and bowl blanks make them perfect for turning into bowls, spindles, turned boxes, knives, and other high-quality items. Although intrusions in burl eyeballs are possible, they are typically very minor and only occur in sapwood.


This species is also known as Sapele Mahogany and has a somewhat thicker and finer grain than Honduras Mahogany. This African species has lovely, rich iridescence with hues ranging from light pink to brown and gold to red. Entangled grain in usage, stable.

Spalted Tamarind

In many nations throughout the world, Tamarindus indica has been planted for its fruit, which is widely used in jams, juices, sweets, and beverages. This hardwood has a trunk diameter of up to 2 feet and can reach heights of 60 feet. It features a tiny region of heartwood that is a bright red colour and contrasting creamy white sapwood. We hand-pick our spalted stock to ensure the best possible colour and figure! Bug and pin holes are frequent. There is a chance that all spalted portions will be soft. Although it originated in Africa, tamarind has been grown all over the world. Laos is where our supply came from.


Teak (Tectonis grandis), which has its origins in South East Asia, has been referred to as a gift from God for boat builders. It is resistant to moisture and can withstand harsh conditions that no other wood can. Some people say the wood has a faintly musty smell and is solid and greasy to the touch. Excellent for fixing anything on a boat, including steps, tables, and fittings. Several years prior to being cut down, trees are girdled to allow the sap to seep out sufficiently to lighten the log for river floating. Finding this species in a consistent supply is getting more and more challenging.

Claro walnut burl

A rare species of walnut, Juglans hindsii, grows on the US Pacific Coast. The rich colour and exceptional figure of lumber, slabs, and blanks are significantly superior to those of eastern walnut. Over the years, many people have preferred Claro Walnut for high-end rifles and shotguns. It is frequently used for many types of guitars, elegant furniture, slab tables, crates, and well-turned objects. The majority of the supply comes from wind row trees or production walnut trees in orchards. It is our honour to recycle the lovely tree logs and stumps left over from clearing orchards. Claro walnut works and finishes beautifully with the application of a grain sealer despite its density. It is a superior wood that is hard to find and in high demand.


A solid wood with good working qualities, wenge is native to tropical West Africa. Due to the internal strife in Africa during the past ten years, getting it has been challenging. Wenge is a good alternative to ebony because of its delicate, dark lines and distinct, brown streaks. Two sides of the kiln were surfaced and dried.

Zebra Wood

Zebrawood is typically logged by hand on mountain slopes with a hundred men or more, coming from tropical western Africa. The unusual appearance of the vibrant grain is one of Zebra's best qualities. This is a wonderful option for many projects because of the black and golden lines. Use a sanding sealer to close the open pores for ease of finishing. In quartersawn boards, the interlocking grain of zebra can provide stunning iridescence! If not treated properly, the wood is prone to checking and twisting. Furniture, cabinets, veneer for use in architecture, turned items, rifle stocks, and boxes are only a few examples of uses.


This uncommon and highly sought-after species, also known as the ciricote, is only found in a limited area of Central America's Caribbean coast. Amazing patterns may be seen in the lovely spider web. Valleys, plateaus, and mountains are created by the multicoloured stripes, creating a breath taking landscape image. We import our ziricote in log form to our sawmill so that we can manage how the wood is transformed. Trees typically have a diameter of 15-20" and a height of 45-75". An edible fruit from the tree has a flavour that is a cross between a Granny Smith apple and a banana.

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