Exotic Hardwood Lumber ~ Domestic Hardwood Lumber

This week we decided to try something new….we have assembled pre-packaged board foot packs of lumber.  They will contain approximately 16-17 board feet each pack, and when purchased will offer a huge savings.  We are hoping that our customers who would like a small amount of lumber, but would like a great deal will take advantage of these special board foot packs.  We hope that we will see a demand for these smaller lumber amounts and that we will be able to offer this in a variety of species.  As always, call us with any comments or questions.

4/4 Curly Purpleheart – Board Foot Packs ~ Purpleheart is also know as Violetwood. This violet colored wood is an extremely dense hardwood that requires sharp tools and patience, but the results can be stunning. This oily wood holds an oil base finish very well. To fully protect the bright color apply a color stabilizer. It’s easy to mix and easy to apply and it will maintain the purple color.  You will get approximately 16-17 board feet of 4/4 Curly Purpleheart already bundled and ready to ship and you save money!!! This is a substantial savings to purchase this lumber in this board foot pack deal. Marked down from $16.50/bdft to just $11.00/bdft.

4/4 QS & Curly White Oak – Board Foot Packs ~ White Oak wood is beige to creamy tan. It has a finer texture than Red Oak. Quarter sawn lumber has dramatic medullar figured called fake/tiger oak. Heartwood is decay resistant and suitable for exterior uses. Good turning and steam bending qualities.   You will receive approximately 16-17 board feet of 4/4 Quartersawn & Curly White Oak that is already bundled, ready to ship and you save money!! This is a substantial savings to purchase lumber in this board foot pack deal.

Have a great weekend fellow bloggers!!!

Exotic Turning Wood ~ Mora

If your interested in trying some new species, now is the time!  Every week we will feature an item that will be on sale, it will be clearly indicated on our homepage.  It will give you a chance to try a new species at a great price every week!  Please continue to keep watch for our weekly featured items.  If you have any questions or would like to place an order feel free to call us anytime!
Limited Time Only ~ 20% OFF all Mora Turning Blanks
Mora (Morus Tinctoria) comes from Guatemala and has heartwood that is yellowish-red to reddish brown or dark red with paler streaks.  The sapwood is distinct and yellowish to pale brown.  The texture is moderately fine to rather coarse; luster medium to high; grain is straight to interlocked and has a good natural luster.  Mora can have an unpleasant and sour odor while being worked, and is used most commonly for flooring, boatbuilding, heavy (exterior) construction, and turned objects.
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Exotic Wood ~ Pen Blanks

Check out this item on our “Featured Item of the Week” page.  We are practically giving these away!  For just $75.00 you get 100 pieces of mixed species pen blanks.  You will receive Hormigo, Yucatan Rosewood and Granadillo.  Did I mention you will get free shipping too!  This is a great combo deal for anyone who makes lots of pens!

Hormigo (Platymiscium spp.) is in the Granadillo family. Hormigo can range in color from reddish brown complimented by dark brown/black streaks (Hormigo Negro) to a satiny reddish-orange, similar to that of Bloodwood (Hormigo Rojo).

Yucatan Rosewood (Dalbergia yucatensis) is a hard, light-reddish brown wood with darker-reddish brown grain. It looks like a cross between Honduras Rosewood and Cocobolo, but does not have the allergenic properties of either of them.

Granadillo (Platymiscium ulei) is also known as Coyote, Macacauba or Trebol. This is an extremely hard, satiny, reddish brown wood with charming light cream colored highlights and swirling grain.

This is a great combination of exotic species for anyone too try, and especially at this great price!  For more information please visit our website!




Exotic Turning Wood & Burls

This week we are featuring Paduak as our Item of the Week.  We have select sizes of bowl blanks on sale for 15% off – this week only!  Paduak is also known as Mutui, Ngula and Bosulu and comes from Central Africa.  Paduak is vivid reddish-orange, but it changes to bright red or coral pink with dark streaks. There are about 17 known species that have been used for everything from carvings and domestic flooring to umbrella handles and chisel blocks. With a specific density of .72, Padauk is similar to Walnut for the ease of working. For a good solid project with no worry about getting defects, Paduak is one of the best woods for color and quality.  It is a beautiful wood that has such a vibrant quality!

Paela Burls are also on special this week – 30% off!!  This is a very special deal that is for a limited time only!!!   Burls yield a very peculiar and highly figured wood, its rarity also adds expense, it is very sought after.  Burl wood is very hard to work with hand tools or on a lathe because its grain is twisted and interlocked, causing it to chip and chatter unpredictably.  This “wild grain” makes burl wood extremely dense and resistant to splitting.   This burl comes from the Chakte Viga tree.  The color varies between deep orange and reddish color.  It was once also used to make ink, so when turning it you will see the very dark purple residue all over!  It can stain your clothing and hands, so where protective gear when turning this burl.  It is very unique and very beautiful, and on sale!

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