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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
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Walnut Burl
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Guapinolillo
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Katalox
Kingwood
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Lignum Vitae
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Macadamia Nut
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Maple, Curly
Maple, Figured
Marblewood
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Monkey Pod
Mopane
Olivewood
Osage Orange
Padauk
Palm, Black
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Pink Ivory
Purpleheart
Redheart
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/Bloodwood
Snake Wood

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Spalted /Salvaged Woods
Tambootie
Teak (Burmese)
Tulipwood
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Yaje
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Zebrawood
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Name/Origin of
Exotic Wood
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Macadamia Nut

Macadamia integrifolia

U.S. (Hawaii)

  • Reddish to golden reddish color
  • Hard & dense
  • Polished extremely well

Macassar Ebony

Diospyros celebica

India

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  • Hard, dense, durable
  • Turning, carving, inlay, pool-cues, instruments, handles
  • Average Specific Gravity: 1.09

Maple Burl

Acer macrophyllum

U.S.

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  • Burl grain pattern
  •  Light creamish to brown sometimes contains bark inclusions and voids
  • Turning, furniture, handles, inlay

Marblewood

Marmaroxylon racemosum

Suriname

Marblewood bowl blanks/turning squares
  • Yellowish tan with brown marble appearance
  • Dense & hard
  • Turns & finishes well
  • Average Specific Gravity: 0.90

Mopane

Colophospermum mopane

Zimbabwe

 
  • Hard & dense
  • Works & polishes well
  • Turning, carving, wind instruments, handles
  • Average Specific Gravity: 0.87

Mun Ebony

Diospyros mun

Laos

  • Caramel-brown streak coloring
  • Hard & dense
  • Works & finishes well

Myrtle Burl

Umbelluria californica

U.S. (Northwest)

 
  • Yellowish-brown wavy burl wood
  • Hard & durable
  • Turnery, furniture, cabinets, inlay work
  • Polishes well

Olivewood

Olea Europaea sub specie Africana

Northern Africa

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  • Yellish tan with brown streaks
  • Hard and dense
  • Turns & polishes very well
  • Average Specific Gravity: 0.80

Osage Orange

Maclura tinctoria

Argentina

  • Dark to light yellow coloring
  • Hard, dense & durable
  • Average Specific Gravity: 0.76

Padauk

Pterocarpus soyaxii

Cameroon

  • Reddish to orange grain
  • Works & finishes well
  • Hard & durable

Pink Ivory

Zhamnus zeyheri

South Africa

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  • Pink to red coloring
  • Works & finishes well
  • Hard, dense & durable
  • Average Specific Gravity: 0.90

Purpleheart

Peltogyne paniculata

Suriname

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  • Purple to purplish brown
  • Hard & durable
  • Works & finishes well
  • Average Specific Gravity: 0.86
Some Common Uses: Turnery, carving, inlay, fine furniture, flooring

Red Palm

Cocos nucifera

Myanmar

  • Multicolored/streaky grain/figure
  • Hard & durable
  • Difficult to work with
  • Turning, inlay, utensil
  • Average Specific Gravity: 0.68

Redheart

Erythroxylon mexicanum

Mexico

 
  • Red to redish brown
  • Wood is typically smooth, with tight grain
  •  Works & polishes well

Satine/Bloodwood

Brosimum rubescens

Suriname

  • Redish brown to red golden colors 
  • Hard, dense & durable
  • Works & polishes well
  • Average Specific Gravity: 1.15

Snake Wood

Piratinera guianensis

Suriname

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  • Striped snake-like markings
  • Very difficult to work with
  • Average Specific Gravity: 1.30

Spalted Tamarind

Tamarindus indica

Laos

  • Yellowish & black spalted look
  • Unpredictable spalting effect makes each piece look unique
  • Turns & finishes well

Tambootie

Spirostachys africana

Tanzania

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  • Lustery-brown grain
  • Turning, carving, cabinets, furniture, instruments
  •  Ventilate dust while working
  • Works & finishes well
  • Average Specific Gravity: 0.80

Teak Burl

Tectona grandis

Indonesia, Laos, Thailand

 
  • Dark brown to golden yellow burl grain
  • Works & finishes well

Thuya Burl

Tetraclinis articulata

Morocco

More Info

  • Brownish burl with small, black eyes
  • Polishes well
  • Average Specific Gravity: 0.67

Tulipwood

Dalbergia variabilis

Brazil

  • Multi-colored streaks
  • Hard & dense
  • Works & polishes well
  • Average Specific Gravity: 0.96

Walnut Burl

Juglans nigra

United States

  • Turning, carving, furniture, instruments, gun stock
  • Hard & durable
  • Average Specific Gravity: 0.64

WenGE

Millettia laurentii

Democratic Republic of Congo, Gabon

Wenge bowl blanks/turning squares
  • Dark to light brown striping
  • Turning, carving, cabinets, furniture, flooring
  • Average Specific Gravity: 0.74

Yellowheart

Euxylophora paraensis

Brazil

 
  • Hard & durable
  • Turning, handles, furniture, cabinetry, inlay
  • Works & finishes well
  • Average Specific Gravity: 0.80

Zebrawood

Microberlinia brazzavillensis

Cameroon

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  • White & brown striping
  • Hard & durable
  • Average Specific Gravity: 0.74

Ziricote

Cordia dodecandra

Mexico

 
  • Reddish brown with black streaks
  • Hard & durable
  • Works & finishes well
  • Average Specific Gravity: 0.75

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