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Custom Sizes
Pen Blanks
Knife-Handle Blanks
Peppermill Blanks
Pool-Cue/ Spindle Blanks
Lumber & Boards

Craft Woods
Unique Turning Squares

Burl Woods
Amboyna Burl
Australian Mallee Burl
Australian Burl Caps
Australian Myrtle Burl
Austr. Red Box Burl
Austr. Yellow Box Burl
Buckeye Burl
Madrone Burl
Maple Burl, Big-Leaf
Myrtle Burl
Thuya Burl
Walnut Burl
Other Exotic Burls

Assorted Woods
African Blackwood
Asian Satinwood, Figured
Australian Banksia Pods
Australian Myrtle, Figured
Bi-Colored Woods
Bocote

Bubinga, Clear & Figured
Bubinga, Curly
Bubinga, Waterfall (Slabs)
Burmese Blackwood
Canarywood
Cocobolo
Ebony, Black (Gabon)
Ebony, Black (Indian)
Ebony, Black-and-White
Ebony, Brown (Argentine)
Ebony, Macassar
Ebony, Mun
Granadillo
Guapinolillo
Guatemalan Mora
Hawaiian Koa
Holly
Jicarillo
Katalox
Kingwood
Leopardwood
Lignum Vitae
Louro Preto
Macadamia Nut
Maple, Birdseye
Maple, Curly
Maple, Figured
Marblewood
Mesquite (Honey)
Mesquite (Black)
Monkey Pod
Mopane
Olivewood
Osage Orange
Padauk
Palm, Black
Palm, Red
Pink Ivory
Purpleheart
Redheart
Rosewood, Bolivian
Rosewood, Burmese
Rosewood, Caribbean
Rosewood, East Indian
Rosewood, Honduran
Rosewood, Yucatan
Satine
/Bloodwood
Snake Wood

Spalted Tamarind
Spalted /Salvaged Woods
Tambootie
Teak (Burmese)
Tulipwood
Walnut, Curly & Figured
Wenge
Yaje
Yellowheart
Zapote
Zebrawood
Ziricote

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Exotic Wood FAQs

Some answers to our most common questions.

How can I reduce my shipping charges?

What happens if wood I order is 'Out of Stock' or 'Sold' or not Available or Market Pricing has changed, etc.?

Is there a minimum amount of wood I have to order?

How do I remove the protective wax that's used to seal many of the woods?

Have the woods been air dried or kiln dried?

Have the woods been impregnated/stabilized?

Why do certain photos show a particular wood more vividly than others?

How Black is the Black Ebony?

Will the wood that I receive be the same exact piece, or pieces, shown in the photo(s) on your Web site?

Do the pieces generally contain sapwood? Can I request that a particular piece of wood either has sapwood in it or doesn't have sapwood?

Will the color of some woods change over time? What can I do to prevent this from happening?

What if I order a piece of wood that's damaged or partially defective?

Can you provide the moisture content for a specific piece of wood?

Are any of the woods hazardous to work with?

Do you offer custom-sized cuts of your woods?

What type of finish should I use?


What shipping options do you have available?

Can you use a cheaper shipping method for packages being sent to Hawaii, Alaska, Puerto Rico, or other distant U.S. territories?

Do you ship internationally?

Do you have a catalog?

Notes about your purchase

Q. How can I reduce my shipping charges.?
A. Shipping Charges are automatically calculated by either USPS or UPS, not EWUSA. Occasionally orders can fit into USPS 'Flat Rate' boxes (Click here for sizes).  If you think this is the case, choose USPS as the shipping option and we will reduce the shipping charges before we charge your Credit Card (or credit your PayPal account the savings!). Please also put a note is the 'Special Order Comment' box requesting this option.  
 

Q. What happens if wood I order is 'Out of Stock' or 'Sold' or not Available or Market Pricing has changed, etc.?
A. You will be notified by email or phone to discuss any other options that we might have to fulfill the order or we will notify that your order has been cancelled and we will refund you any payments. We also reserve the right to cancel any order at any time. 
 

Q.
Is there a minimum amount of wood I have to order?
A. No, there is never a minimum at www.exoticwoodsusa.com. Feel free to order as little (or as much!) exotic wood as you'd like. 
 


Q. How do I remove the protective wax that's used to seal many of the woods?
A. If you're going to be turning the wood, the wax will come off naturally while turning. Otherwise, the wax can be removed by using a paint scraper or razor blade.
 

Q. Have the woods been air dried or kiln dried?
A. Most of our woods have been air dried (for varying lengths of time). Some of our woods have been kiln dried. If so, we try to note them as being such. Any woods that are not kiln dried are usually either entirely coated with wax or only sealed on the ends and may be partial dry to fairly wet.


Q. Have the woods been impregnated for stabilization?
A. No, they haven't. There may, however, be an exception here and there, which will be clearly noted.


Q. Why do certain photos show a particular wood more vividly than others?
A. Some or our woods are waxed and/or sealed on their ends only. Others are entirely waxed. If a piece has been entirely waxed, it will appear similarly to being finished (see example on right below). Whether a particular piece of wood has been waxed or not, your final product after your degree of processing and your choice of finish will bring out the colors of the woods.

UNWAXED & WAXED PADAUK SQUARES


Q. How Black is the Black Ebony?
A. As time goes on, it is becoming harder to find Black Ebony that is 'solid black' in color.  Once we receive new stock of ebony we separate any pieces that contain heavy 'streaking/ striping' and label them as such. For the remainder of the pieces we try our best to select the "blackest stock" and sell them as "Select Black' pieces, leaving the rest unmarked (meaning normal stock). NOTE: Most of our ebony is either waxed or sealed on the ends. In either case it extremely difficult to classify the pieces.  Therefore, we can not guarantee what the final 'blackness' of the piece will be!


Q. Will the wood that I receive be the same exact piece, or pieces, shown in the photo(s) on your Web site?
A. If we show a photo of a certain block of wood and it's marked as a "unique piece," then we guarantee that the piece you receive will be the specific one shown (see the Buckeye Burl piece below). For other pieces that we stock in multiple quantities, we only show a sample photo (see the Katalox pieces below). Any specific exotic woods can have a wide range of different looks in regards to color and figure, so the piece or pieces you receive can not only vary from the photo shown but can vary from piece to piece.  Please use the 'Order Comment' box for any requests and we will do our best to comply.  

SPECIFIC VS. SAMPLE PHOTOS


BB-008

Katalox-005
BB-008
4.7" x 6.75" x 6.9"
4.5 lbs.
1 in stock
(unique piece)
$69.50
Katalox-005
3" x 3" x 12"
4.75 lbs.
8 in stock
$18.00 each
If you were to order Buckeye Burl piece BB-008, the photo shown is of the exact piece you would receive. If you were to order Katalox piece Katalox-005, the photo shown merely represents the type of piece or pieces you would receive.

Q. Do the pieces generally contain sapwood? Can I request that a particular piece of wood either has sapwood in it or doesn't have sapwood?
A. The majority of our wood will either contain no sapwood or will only have a small amount on one edge or corner. For species and some larger block sizes that are more likely to contain sapwood, we try to provide sample photos. If you prefer some or no sapwood, please note so in the 'Order Comments' box when placing your order and we will do our best to comply based on availability of stock. If you are looking for woods with a larger percentage of sapwood, please visit our Bi-Colored Woods page where you can see unique pieces containing larger amounts.


Q. Will the color of some woods change over time? What can I do to prevent this from happening?
A. Certain vibrantly colored woods particularly Padauk, Pink Ivory, and Purpleheart have a tendency to become a duller, brownish shade over time. Just how long this process takes to occur depends on the specific piece of wood and how much exposure it has to sunlight. Although there are a number of UV-resistant finishes available on the market, these "solutions" will only delay the inevitable, not completely prevent it. To retain the color of any particular piece of wood for as long as possible, use common sense don't bring the piece outside for any great length of time and try to avoid exposure to sunlight indoors wherever possible.


Q. What if I order a piece of wood that's damaged or partially defective?
A. Upon receiving the woods you've ordered, be sure to inspect them immediately. If you've received any damaged or partially defective items, please notify us within 2 days to request a replacement piece, credit, partial credit or refund. For returns of non-defective pieces, you'll have 30 days to request a credit or refund (minus shipping charges and a 20-percent restocking fee). Any wood being returned to us must remain in its original state; pieces that have developed checks or cracks subsequent to being shipped, or that have been cut, sanded, or altered in any way, are not returnable. Please make sure to include a copy of your invoice with any return. Prior to shipping, if we notice that a particular piece is damaged, we will inform you right away. If there's a suitable replacement piece in stock, we'll offer you that. If there is no replacement piece, or the wood you ordered is now out of stock, we'll give you the option of having us back order it.


Q. Can you provide the moisture content for a specific piece of wood?
A. If a particular piece of wood hasn't been entirely sealed with protective wax, then, yes, we can provide a moisture content reading. However, if a piece has been completely sealed, then it's nearly impossible for us to obtain an accurate moisture content reading.


Q. Are any of the woods hazardous to work with?
A. Toxicity levels vary from wood to wood. To be on the safe side, though, it's recommended to ALWAYS take precautions to protect one's eyes and breathing when working with any wood.


Q. Do you offer custom-sized cuts of your woods?
A. No, we do not although we may offer custom-sized cuts in the future. The only sizes we have available presently are what you see on the Web site.


Q. What type of finish should I use?
A. Most woodturners use an oil and then a wax for finishing. There are numerous works available for this purpose. Some of the most commonly used finishes include: tongue oil, linseed oil, mineral oil, macadamia nut oil, walnut oil, salad bowl finish, rubbing lacquer, and resin.


Q. What shipping options do you have available?
A. Our standard shipping method for all domestic packages excluding those being sent to Hawaii, Alaska, Puerto Rico, or other more remote U.S. locations is UPS Ground. You may also prefer to select shipping with USPS Priority Mail (which you can do online during the checkout process). We generally ship within two or three business days of receiving an order. Once your package has been shipped, a tracking number will be e-mailed to you automatically (provided that you've supplied us with a valid e-mail address).


Q. Can you use a cheaper shipping method for packages being sent to Hawaii, Alaska, Puerto Rico, or other distant U.S. territories?
A. Yes. Packages being shipped to Hawaii, Alaska, Puerto Rico, Guam, etc., are sent via the U.S. Postal Service (USPS Priority Mail). Please select this method of shipping when checking out online.


Q. Do you ship internationally?
A. Yes.  All International orders MUST choose USPS Priority Mail Int'l as the shipping method. These International orders will either be shipped by U.S. Postal Service or TNT International. You can see exactly how much the shipping charges come to (prior to being asked for any payment information) while placing an order online. We usually process international orders within one week; delivery typically takes another 10 to 14 days (some countries have taken up to 90 days - this is something that we can not control). Once your package has been shipped, you should receive an e-mail from Shipping Company with tracking information. Any Custom Fees & Restrictions are the responsibility of the customer and should be researched by the customer before placing an order. Due to the increase of fraud in some countries, we reserve the right to delay shipping up to 45 days in order to confirm payment. Maximum preferred length for international packages are 36 inches.

Please use PayPay in Countries where Credit Cards can not be verified.
Shipping address must match PayPal account.

(International Claims)


Q. Do you have a catalog?
A. No, we do not have a printed catalog because our inventory is continually changing and expanding. Our entire stock, however, is listed on our Web site.


Q. Notes about your purchase?
A. Click Here



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