Our Core Woods are some of the finest woods from the United States and around the globe.

Below, you’ll find images and information to help you determine which is right for you.

We have access to an even greater variety, which we utilize for furniture and our Kickstarter campaigns; see the complete list here.


CHERRY
Prunus serotina

CHERRY
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Cherry is one of the few woods that one may wish to leave in the sunshine to darken, perhaps on a windowsill for a few days. It will shift from a pale, pinkish red to a deep, warm, reddish brown. This color change is initially rapid, visible day to day, but slows gradually. Like most fruit woods, cherry works easily, and can feature vivid grain. A classic, tasteful American wood for furniture and paneling.


BLACK WALNUT
Juglans nigra

BLACK WALNUT
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Walnut comes in many varieties, but American black walnut is the most ubiquitous. An exceedingly popular fine furniture wood, it is light, beautiful, and works easily. Wide, flat-sawn boards can have brilliant figure and cathedrals, making excellent dining room table tops – perfect for gaming! A perennial favorite, and a truly refined classic.


PADAUK
genus Pterocarpus

PADAUK

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Padauk is open-grained and works very well. Starting off a bright, deep red/orange it eventually ages to a dark red/brown. As with many exotic woods, avoiding direct sunlight where possible is recommended to prolong the color shift.


BLACK POISONWOOD

Metopium brownei

BLACK POISONWOOD
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Also known as Chechen, Black Poisonwood is a vibrant deep colored wood.  Coming from the same family of plants as Poison Ivy (the family Anacardiaceae) the bark of the tree produces urushiol which is the same chemical skin irritant that Poison Ivy produces.  Hence the name: Poisonwood.  Don’t worry, the heartwood of the tree doesn’t contain any of the compound and is completely non-toxic.


BOLIVIAN ROSEWOOD
Libidibia ferrea

BOLIVIAN ROSEWOOD
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Extremely popular and sought after, rosewood is the quintessential wood for inlay, turnings, carvings and many musical instruments. Very hard, fine-grained, and crisp, there are many varieties of rosewood, some sold under other names. All of them take a beautiful polish and are considered fine tonal woods. Unquestionably one of the finest woods we offer, rosewood speaks of refinement and grace.


SPALTED TAMARIND
Tamarindus Indica

SPALTED TAMARIND
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The dark lines in Spalted Tamarind can be seen as “property lines” between competing types of fungus. In pieces of spalted wood, the fungus is allowed to infect the wood to just the right point, then stopped before the wood becomes unusable. Retrieved at just the right time, each piece of Spalted Tamarind will have a unique appearance, making it a very popular exotic selection.


PURPLEHEART
Peltogyne

PURPLEHEART
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Purpleheart is a very hard, dense wood, primarily known for its remarkable coloring. One of our most highly varied woods in hue, it ranges from warm and subtle plum to vivid, cool shades of violet. Over time, the color will mellow to a rich tint. Purpleheart is unmistakable, unique among thousands of wood species, and many collectors count it as a favorite.


MACASSAR EBONY
Diospyros crassiflora

MACASSAR EBONY
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Deep black stripes play over the deep brown background in this striking Ebony’s intriguing grain. Hailing from South East Asia, Macassar Ebony is a difficult wood to work, prone to cracking and and exhibiting a great deal of wood movement, but the challenge is well worth it when you see the final piece.