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AfricanMahogany

African Mahogany

African Mahogany is a reddish brown wood that varies in shade within the same board. Its heartwood color is variable, ranging from a very pale pink to a deeper reddish brown, sometimes with streaks of medium to dark reddish brown. It has a coarse texture with open pores. Mahogany generally has an irregular grain. African Mahogany is a durable, attractive wood, most commonly used in veneer, plywood, turned items, furniture, boat building, and interior trim.

afromosia

Afrormosia

Also known as African Teak, this is a hard dense wood. The heartwood is yellowish brown with red and olive hues. The color will darken with age. Grain is usually straight, though it can also be interlocked with a fine uniform texture and good natural luster. The wood is very decay & insect resistant. It is used as a substitute for Teak.

 

alder

Alder

The alder is reddish brown to a light tan and will darken slightly with age. The heart and sap woods are colored the same. Grain is generally straight, with a moderately fine, uniform texture. Alder is easy to work and has excellent finishing properties. It is typically supplied in 2 grades, knotty and select.

AmericanBeech

American Beech

Beech is typically a pale cream color, sometimes with a pink or brown hue, while veneers tend to be darker. It has a straight grain and is used most often in lumber, veneers, flooring, furniture , interior wood works, turned objects and other small wooden specialty items.

 

americanCherry

American Cherry

Heartwood is a light pinkish brown when freshly cut, darkening to a deeper golden brown with time and upon exposure to light. Sapwood is a pale yellowish color. The grain is usually straight and possess a fine even texture and moderate natural luster.

AmericanWalnut

American Walnut

Wood color ranges from pale brown to dark chocolate with darker grain streaks. Occasionally the wood has gray, purple or reddish tone – heartwood has a velvety white look. The wood has a smooth texture. Its grain is generally straight. Walnut is highly decay resistant. Is used for , trim, furniture, cabinets, paneling and flooring. It is also used as an accent wood in conjunction with other species such as cherry or maple. The wood will lighten with time so care must be taken when to give this classic wood a proper finish.

 

aromaticCedar

Aromatic Cedar

The wood is a mix of red, brown and violet. The sapwood , appearing as stripes and streaks scattered throughout the heartwood, has a yellow hue . It is soft and easy to work with. Aromatic Cedar has a fine even texture with straight grain, usually containing knots. It’s inherent resistance to decay and insect attack make it an ideal wood for fence posts, closet and chest linings, carvings, outdoor furniture, pencils, bows, and small wooden specialty items.

Ash

ASH

Ash is a light brown to yellow in color with a medium to coarse grain much like oak, though figured and curly boards can be found. Very light and strong, it is used for flooring and turnings such as tool handles, long bows, baseball bats, cabinetry, and interior millwork.

 

 

aspen

Aspen

Color tends to range from white to light brown and often have a white hue. Aspen has a medium texture and straight grain. Boxes/crates, veneer, western furniture, plywood and has various utility purposes.

bamboo

Bamboo

A member of the grass family, bamboo has no heartwood/sapwood or growth rings. Its natural color is pale yellow, but is also offered “carbonized”, giving a tan appearance. Common uses include veneer, flooring, fishing rods, ladders, scaffolding, musical instruments, furniture, window blinds, carving, turned items, and small novelty items.

 

birch

Birch

Birch is usually a light reddish brown and has nearly white sapwood. Its grain is generally straight or wavy and the lack of contrast between the wood can give it a uniform appearance. Birch is one of the most used woods in the world for making plywood & veneers and is used for interior millwork such as doors, furniture and paneling.

 

bloodwood

Bloodwood

Bloodwood has a vivid bright red coloring to it that can darken over time. It is very dense with a generally straight grain pattern. Also known as Satine, this woods vibrant reds make it an ideal candidate for carvings, trim, inlays, furniture, guitars, knife handles, pistol grips and turned objects.

 

bluestainPine

Blue Stain Pine

A form of figuring in pine lumber in which the tree has been infested with Mountain pine beetles. The fungus carried by the beetles is left behind giving its attractive color patterns distinct hue.

brazilianCherry

Brazilian Cherry

Also known as Jatoba, Brazilian Cherry can vary in color from dark red-brown to a light orange-brown and will darken in color over time and with exposure to light. It has a medium to coarse texture with relatively straight grain. It is extremely dense, durable and hard, leading to its most common uses as furniture and flooring. Its density makes Brazilian Cherry an excellent candidate for furniture and flooring.

 

bubinga

Bubinga

Bubinga is generally dark reddish brown in color often marked with purple and black streaks bearing a close resemblance to rose wood. Moderately durable with grain patterns typically range from straight to interlocked. An immensely popular African hardwood, Bubinga is sought after for it Beauty and Strength. Sometimes called Kevazingo, it is commonly used for veneer, inlays, fine furniture, cabinetry, turnings, and other specialty items. Additionally, due to large natural growth of the tree, Bubinga is commonly used for specialty projects utilizing a natural or “live-edge”.

butternut

Butternut

Butternut is a light to medium tan and can at times have a reddish tint. Its grain is straight and is fairly non-durable as it can be susceptible to attack from insects. Sometimes called White Walnut, Butternut trees are fluted giving the end grain a polygonal look. Common uses include interior millwork, veneer, carving, custom furniture, interior trim, boxes, and crates.

 

colrado-blue-spruce

Colorado Blue Spruce

The Colorado blue spruce is native to the Rocky Mountain region and is the state tree of Colorado. Its natural range extends from Colorado to Wyoming but it has been widely introduced elsewhere and is used widely as an ornamental tree. Some tribes of Native Americans used this tree as a traditional medicinal plant and a ceremonial item. Just a nice tree really.

curlyMaple

Curly Maple

Historically used for the backs and sides of violins, Curly Maple not a species but description of grain figuring occurring most often in soft maples. Also known as “Tiger” or “Fiddleback” Maple the grain in the wood forms an intense rippling effect along its length.

douglasFir

Douglas Fir

Usually light brown with a hint of yellow or red, Douglas fir vary in color based on age and location. Its grain usually has a straight to moderately wavy appearance, depending on how it is cut. Douglas Fir is moderately durable, generally inexpensive and commonly used in veneer, plywood, and structural/construction lumber. Old growth and reclaimed boards are used for custom heirloom quality pieces.

Ebony

Ebony

Usually jet black in color with little or no variation, Ebony will occasionally contain grey-brown streaks. A fine and even textured wood its grain pattern ranges from straight to interlocked. It is extremely high density; small growth and extreme demand for ornamental items make it one of the more expensive hardwoods available. It is ideal for small ornamental items, such as piano keys, musical instrument parts, pool cues, carvings and other small specialty items.

EuropeanBeech

European Beech

Typically a pale cream color, Beech can have a pink or brown hue. Beech veneer tends to be darker- Flat sawn boards ten to be simple and plain while quarter sawn surfaces exhibit a silvery fleck pattern. It has a straight grain and a fine to medium texture. Common uses for Beech are lumber, veneer, flooring, boatbuilding, furniture, cabinetry, musical instruments (piano pinblocks), plywood, and turned objects. Its hardness, wear-resistance, strength, and excellent bending capabilities—coupled with its price—make this a very popular. Beech is often used as a cheaper alternative to maple.

hackBerry

Hackberry

Hackberry ranges in color from grey to light brown and is very similar to ash. It has a straight grain and can be susceptible to blue fugal stain if not processed properly. It is used in furniture, veneers, interior millwork, bend and curved mouldings and various turnings

 

 

hickory

Hickory

The heartwood is medium to medium dark brown while Hickory sapwood is a pale yellowish brown. The grain varies from straight to wavy. It is one of the hardest of the North American Hardwoods and is subsequently difficult to work. Given their similarity in appearance, Pecan is typically mixed with hickory at the mill. Uses include tool handles, ladder rungs, wheel spokes, flooring, cabinets & trim.

honduranMahogony

Honduran Mahogany

An incredibly important commercial timber in Latin America, Honduran or “Genuine” Mahogany is what most consider to be the real and true species when referring to Mahogany. It varies widely in color from pale pinkish brown to a darker reddish brown and its color tends to darken with age. Grains patterns include straight, interlocked irregular or wavy and is generally very durable. Genuine Mahogany is used to make furniture, interior millwork, cabinetry, turned objects, veneers, musical instruments, boatbuilding, and in carvings.

 

ipe

Ipe

Ipe varies in color from reddish-brown to dark blackish-brown, occasionally with yellowish, olive streaks. One of the most durable woods available, it is sometimes referred to as “Brazilian Walnut” and is commonly used as exterior structure lumber, decking and flooring.

lyptus

Lyptus

Lyptus is a trade name for this plantation grown hybrid import eucalyptus. Exclusively grown on plantations, it is relatively inexpensive for an import. Its color ranges from a light salmon pink to a dark brownish red. The color darkens with age and exposure to light. It is straight grained with a medium texture and is used in flooring, lumber, interior millwork, cabinetry, plywood, and turned objects.

 

mesquite

Mesquite

Mesquite heartwood is a chocolate- brown wood, similar to black walnut. Sap wood is a yellow/tan. It has a straight grain and coarse pores texture. Common uses include flooring, turned objects, boat building, and furniture.

oak

Oak

Heartwood is a light to medium brown, commonly with an olive cast, though there can be a fair amount of variation in color. Nearly white to light brown sapwood is not always sharply demarcated from the heartwood. Quartersawn sections display prominent ray fleck patterns. Its grain is straight and has an uneven texture. Oak is widely used for cabinetry, furniture, interior trim, flooring, boat building, barrels, and veneer.

 

olive

Olive

Olive heartwood is a yellow-brown or cream color, with dark contrasting streaks and will deepen with age. It can be figured with a curl, burl, wavy or curly grain and may be interlocked or straight grained. Because of its fruits importance, lumber from the olive tree is fairly scarce, and expensive. Common uses include heirloom quality heirloom “high-end” furniture, veneer, small specialty items and turned pieces.

padduk

Padauk

The color of Padauk varies from a faint -pinkish- orange to deep red- brown and with proper finishing and care its signature orange color can be beautifully sustained. Exposure to time and UV light can darken it substantially. Paduck has a straight or interlocked grain , an excellent decay resistance and is said to be resistant to termites and other wood consuming insects. It is commonly used to make veneer, flooring, turned objects, musical instruments, furniture, tool handles, and other small specialty wood objects.

 

pine

Pine

The wood color is light yellow to reddish brown. It has straight even textured grains and is easily worked although difficult to stain evenly. It has a moderate to low decay resistance and is commonly used for veneer, plywood, crates, boxes, wooden matches, interior millwork, carving, and construction lumber.

poplar

Poplar

Poplar is a light cream to yellowish/ brown in color with streaks of gray, green, black and purple. It has a straight uniform grain and fine texture. Having has many structural uses, It is one of the most economical and affordable priced hardwoods. Poplar seldom used for its appearance. Applications include crates, upholstered  furniture frames, pulpwood, and plywood. Poplar veneer is also used for a variety of applications: either dyed in various colors, or on hidden undersides of veneered panels.

 

purpleHeart

Purpleheart

Purpleheart is a deep eggplant-like purple. With exposure to time and UV-light it will darken to a brownish-purple. Normally used as an accent wood proper finishing techniques can minimize color shift. Common uses include inlays/accent pieces, flooring, fine furniture, boat building and a variety of specialty wood items.

redOak

Red Oak

Red Oak has a light to medium, pink to reddish- brown color and a medium coarse grain. It is durable, easy to work, and finish. It is abundant and sustainable commonly used as flooring, furniture, cabinetry, doors and trim.

 

redwood

Redwood

Redwood colors vary from a pinkish brown to a deep red-brown. Its grain is straight though figured pieces may be curly or wavy. It is decay resistant and moderately to very durable depending on the age of the tree. The world’s tallest tree species, Redwood is used in veneer, construction lumber, beams, posts, decking, exterior furniture, and trim. Burls and other forms of figured Redwood are also used in turning, musical instruments, and other small specialty items.

sapele

Sapele

Sapele heartwood ranges in color from dark /red-brown and can have a gold hue. Its color will darken with age and has a interlocked or wavy grain. It is considered moderately durable to decay and is commonly used in cabinetry, furniture, flooring, boat building, turned objects, and other small wooden specialty items.

 

softMaple

Soft Maple

Soft Maple refers to several species of Maple that are softer than Hard Maple. Generally this wood has brown, tan, gray and pink tones. It is often used as for paint grade projects where certain hardness is desired.

spanighCedar

Spanish Cedar

Ranges in color from light-pink to a reddish brown and tends to darken with age. Spanish cedar tends to have a generally vanilla straight or shallowly interlocked grain pattern. It’s a moderately durable wood that is resistant to wood consuming mites and has excellent weathering characteristics. The distinct Cedar like scent makes it a favorite for humidors. Spanish Cedar is used in cabinetry, musical instruments, veneer, plywood and in boat building.

 

spruc

Spruce

Spruce is cream to white color with hints of pink, red and yellow. Its grain is consistent and straight and typically has a fine texture. Spruce graded for construction is readily available and inexpensive but quartersawn clear pieces can be more expensive, this is especially true with boards free of knots. Instrument- grade black spruce can easily exceeds all other domestic hardwood in terms of cost per board-foot. Common uses for Spruce are pulpwood, construction lumber, interior & exterior millworks.

teak

Teak

Teak has a straight or interlocked grain pattern and its heartwood is usually a medium brown and darkens with time. Teak is highly regarded for its decay resistance and resistance to wood consuming organisms. Its heartwood is extremely durable and is used in ship and boat building, veneer, furniture, exterior construction and millwork, carving, turnings, and other small wood objects.

 

wenge

Wenge

Wenge is a very coarse wood dark brown wood with black streaks. Through the use of proper finishing techniques an almost black appearance can be achieved. This is a rare sought after wood that will only increase in value as suppliers continue to dwindle. Wenge is most often found in paneling, “high-end” furniture & heirloom pieces, turned objects and as veneer.

whiteOak

White Oak

White Oak is light to medium brown and emits slight olive tints and exhibits a fairly straight grain. It is commonly include Cabinetry, furniture, interior trim, flooring, boatbuilding, barrels, and veneer.

 

woryMaple

Wormy Maple

It is from a maple tree infested with Ambrosia beetles. This is not a specific Maple species but a form of figuring. As these beetles bore into the tree, they bring along a fungus that is carried into the vascular system discoloring the wood and giving its unique appearance.

zebraWood

Zebrawood

Zebrawood heartwood has a light brown color with dark streaks. Its grain it either wavy or interlocked and is resistant to insects. Zebrawood is frequently quartersawn and used as veneer. Other uses include: cabinets, fine furniture, interior millwork and in boat building.

 

 

Veneer Index

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 WOOD SPECIES LIBRARY

afrormosia
Afrormosia Veneer

Alder,-red-flat-Cut-veneer

Alder, Red-Flat Cut Veneer

Anegre-Flat-Cut,-Plain-Veneer

Anegre-Flat Cut, Plain Veneer

Anegre-Plain-Quartered-Veneer

Anegre-Plain-Quartered Veneer

Anegre-Quartered,-Figured-Veneer

Anegre-Quartered, Figured Veneer

Ash,-Brown-Quartered-Veneer

Ash, Brown-Quartered Veneer

Ash,-European-Quartered,-Figured-Veneer

Ash, European-Quartered, Figured Veneer

Ash,-Olive-Burl-Veneer

Ash, Olive Burl Veneer

Ash,-Tamo-Veneer

Ash, Tamo Veneer

Ash,-White-Burl-Veneer

Ash, White Burl Veneer

Ash,-White-Flat-Cut-Veneer

Ash, White-Flat Cut Veneer

Ash,-White-Quartered-Veneer

Ash, White-Quartered Veneer

Avodire-Quartered-Veneer

Avodire-Quartered Veneer

Bamboo-Caramel-Narrow-Cane

Bamboo Caramel Narrow Cane

Bamboo-Caramel-Wide-Cane

Bamboo Caramel Wide Cane

Bamboo-Natural-Narrow-Cane

Bamboo Natural Narrow Cane

Bamboo-Natural-Wide-Cane

Bamboo Natural Wide Cane

Beech,-European-Steamed-Flat-Cut-Veneer

Beech, European Steamed-Flat Cut Veneer

Beech,-European-Steamed-Quartered-Veneer

Beech, European Steamed-Quartered Veneer

Birch,-Red-Veneer

Birch, Red Veneer

Birch,-White-Rotary-Veneer

Birch, White-Rotary Veneer

Bubinga-Quartered-Veneer

Bubinga-Quartered Veneer

Butternut-Flat-Cut-Veneer

Butternut-Flat Cut Veneer

Camphorwood-Burl-Veneer

Camphorwood Burl Veneer

Cedar,-Aromatic-Red-Veneer

Cedar, Aromatic Red Veneer

Cedar,-Western-Red-Quartered-Veneer

Cedar, Western Red-Quartered Veneer

Cedar-Spanish-Veneer

Cedar-Spanish Veneer

Cherry-Curly,-Figured-Veneer

Cherry-Curly, Figured Veneer

Cherry-Flat-Cut-Veneer

Cherry-Flat Cut Veneer

Cherry-Quartered-Veneer

Cherry-Quartered Veneer

Cypress-Flat-Cut-Veneer

Cypress-Flat Cut Veneer

Ebony-Macassar-Veneer

Ebony-Macassar Veneer

Elm,-Carpathian-Burl-Veneer

Elm, Carpathian Burl Veneer

Etimoe-Flat-Cut-Veneer

Etimoe-Flat Cut Veneer

Eucalyptus-Quartered,-Figured-Veneer

Eucalyptus-Quartered, Figured Veneer

Figueroa-Quartered,-Figured-Veneer

Figueroa-Quartered, Figured Veneer

Fir,-Douglas-Quartered,-Vertical-Grain-Veneer

Fir, Douglas-Quartered, Vertical Grain Veneer

Gaboon-Quartered-Veneer

Gaboon-Quartered Veneer

Hickory-Flat-Cut-Veneer

Hickory-Flat Cut Veneer

Kevazinga-Rotary-Cut-Veneer

Kevazinga-Rotary Cut Veneer

Koa--Hawaiian-Veneer

Koa- Hawaiian Veneer

Lacewood-Quartered-Veneer

Lacewood-Quartered Veneer

Laurel,-East-Indian-Veneer

Laurel, East Indian Veneer

Limba-Quartered-Veneer

Limba-Quartered Veneer

Louro-Preto-Veneer

Louro Preto Veneer

Madrone-Burl-Veneer

Madrone Burl Veneer

Mahogany,-Crotch-Veneer

Mahogany, Crotch Veneer

Mahogany-Flat-Cut-Veneer

Mahogany-Flat Cut Veneer

Mahogany-Quartered,-Ribbon-Veneer

Mahogany-Quartered, Ribbon Veneer

Makore-Quartered,-Block-Mottled-Veneer

Makore-Quartered, Block Mottled Veneer

Makore-Quartered,-Fiddle-Back-Veneer

Makore-Quartered, Fiddle Back Veneer

Maple-Burl-Rotary-Cut-Veneer

Maple Burl-Rotary Cut Veneer

Maple,-Birdseye-Reconstituted-Veneer

Maple, Birdseye Reconstituted Veneer

Maple,-Birdseye-Veneer

Maple, Birdseye Veneer

Maple-Flat-Cut,-Curly-Veneer

Maple-Flat Cut Veneer

Maple-Flat-Cut,-Curly-Veneer

Maple-Flat Cut, Curly Veneer

Maple-Quartered-Veneer

Maple-Quartered Veneer

Maple-Rotary-Cut-Veneer

Maple-Rotary Cut Veneer

Mappa-Burl-Veneer

Mappa Burl Veneer

Myrtle-Burl-Veneer

Myrtle Burl Veneer

Oak,-English-Brown-Quartered-Veneer

Oak, English Brown-Quartered Veneer

Oak,-Red-Flat-Cut-Veneer

Oak, Red-Flat Cut Veneer

Oak,-Red-Quartered,-Heavy-Flake-Veneer

Oak, Red-Quartered, Heavy Flake Veneer

Oak,-Red-Rift-Cut-Veneer

Oak, Red-Rift Cut Veneer

Oak,-White-Flat-Cut-Veneer

Oak, White-Flat Cut Veneer

Oak,-White-Quartered,-Heavy-Flake-Veneer

Oak, White-Quartered, Heavy Flake Veneer

Oak,-White-Rift-Cut-Veneer

Oak, White-Rift Cut Veneer

Orientalwood-Quartered,-Figured-Veneer

Orientalwood-Quartered, Figured Veneer

Padauck-Quartered-Veneer

Padauck-Quartered Veneer

Pearwood,-Swiss-Flat-Cut-Veneer

Pearwood, Swiss-Flat Cut Veneer

Pine,-Knotty-Random-Veneer

Pine, Knotty Random Veneer

Pine,-White-Flat-Cut-Veneer

Pine, White-Flat Cut Veneer

Pine,-Yellow-Flat-Cut-Veneer

Pine, Yellow-Flat Cut Veneer

Poplar-Rotary-Veneer

Poplar-Rotary Veneer

Prima-Vera-Flat-Cut-Veneer

Prima Vera-Flat Cut Veneer

Purpleheart-Veneer

Purpleheart Veneer

Redwood-Burl-Veneer

Redwood Burl Veneer

Rosewood,-African-Flat-Cut-Veneer

Rosewood, African-Flat Cut Veneer

Rosewood,-East-Indian-Flat-Cut-Veneer

Rosewood, East Indian-Flat Cut Veneer

Rosewood,-South-American-(Santos)---Flat-Cut-Veneer

Rosewood, South American (Santos) – Flat Cut Veneer

Sapele,-Pommele-Veneer

Sapele, Pommele Veneer

Sapele-Flat-Cut-Veneer

Sapele-Flat Cut Veneer

Sapele-Quartered-Veneer

Sapele-Quartered Veneer

Satinwood-Quartered,-Figured-Veneer

Satinwood-Quartered, Figured Veneer

Sycamore,-English-Quartered,-Figured-Veneer

Sycamore, English-Quartered, Figured Veneer

Teak-Veneer-Flat-Cut

Teak Veneer Flat Cut

Teak-Veneer-Quartered

Teak Veneer Quartered

Walnut-Burl-Veneer

Walnut Burl Veneer

Walnut-Crotch

Walnut Crotch

Walnut-flat-cut

Walnut-Flat Cut Veneer

Wenge-Veneer

Wenge Veneer

yew-Veneer

Yew Veneer

Zebrawood-Quartered-Veneer

Zebrawood Quartered Veneer