Exotic Turning Stock ~ In Demand!

Some of our most popular species sold is our Peruvian species.  We have had Bloodwood and Orange Agate in demand by the turning community for the last few months.  These are absolutely beautiful when turned!!  We need to share some of these species and ideas to our customer base.  We decided to offer two of these species on sale this week.  This will give our customer’s an opportunity to try these new species at such a great price that you won’t say no!  Once you see how these species turn and how beautiful they are, I am sure you will be back for more!  If your interested please visit our “Featured Item of the Week” section on the front page of our website.

 Bloodwood is a beautiful heavy wood, it is as red as blood and as smooth as silk. Bloodwood is also known as Satine Rouge, Conduru and Satinjout. This wood is very resistant to bugs and decay, and its resistant properties contribute to possible allergic response to the dust. A dust mask should always be used while working with this wood. Bloodwood has been used principally as an accent wood for fancy box making as well as for billiard cue butts, drum sticks, xylophones and organ pipes.

Orange Agate is a truly fine wood for ease of working, color stability, and wood stability.  There is no special care and it’s very easy to work with.   Can be orange to reddish in color and very beautiful for making bowls.
Orange Agate
Have a good weekend fellow bloggers!


Happy New Year from West Penn Hardwoods

West Penn Hardwoods Rings in the New Year

With Some Great Savings For You

We hope that you all had a fabulous year and rang in the New Year with style.  We thank all of our loyal customers for making last year a fantastic year for us and we look forward to an even better 2013.  We couldn’t be more appreciative to our customers, and we thank you for continuing to shop with us.  We hope that the wood working community will continue to grow and look forward to meeting some new faces this year.

All Guanacaste Slabs 20% Off

We are starting our New Year off with some great savings to move our inventory!!  For the entire month of January all Guanacaste Slabs will be 20% OFF.  This is a huge savings!  You don’t want to miss out on this special sale, this offer ends on January 31st. We look forward to bringing in several new products this year and to do so we need to make some room!!

Peruvian Combo Pack

Now that the Holidays are over and we can start splurging on ourselves a bit, what a better way than to treat yourself to some new wood!  Due to popular demand we are going to continue our Peruvian Combo Pack special for $250.00.  This a limited time offer that is too good to pass up!!!  We are offering a PERUVIAN SPECIES COMBO DEAL where you get a mix of sizes and species for one low price of $250.00!!!  That is over 25% off retail price!!!  Species include Purpleheart, Bloodwood, Dalmata, Orange Agate, and Tigre Caspi and sizes range from 1.5×1.5×12, 2x2x12, 3x3x12, 4x4x3, 5x5x3, 6x6x3, 6x6x2 and 8x8x3’s.  This is a great deal for anyone who is looking for lots of wood for a bargain price.  Call us today for details!!

As always, you can call us anytime.  We pride ourselves on great customer service and will strive to continue to provide that in 2013.  We look forward to another prosperous year!

Happy New Year from the West Penn Crew!


We have Peruvian Species!

After months on a vessel our Peruvian Species cargo has made it to Olean.  We are very excited that we are now pretty well stocked in Purpleheart, Bloodwood, Dalmata, Orange Agate and Tigre Caspi (Marblewood) turning blanks.  We also received a very large amount of Purpleheart lumber as well.  These species are fairly new to the wood community and we are excited to be able to offer these to our customers.  If you are interested in just trying a few pieces to see how well they turn, call us, these are priced very reasonably.  Call or email us for more information…hoping to post some pictures of some turned pieces soon!