High quality timber with character
Wood is beautiful. We have a deep appreciation for the distinct characteristics of every piece of lumber that we handle. Our appreciation is reflected in the craftsmanship and attention that goes into each and every one of our products.
Every piece of lumber that leaves our shop has been hand selected for its inherent beauty, quality, and longevity. Timber is a product of nature, and as such, no two pieces are alike. Explore some of the species we use below.
The wood species below are subject to availability.
Bubinga is a fine grained, hard and heavy wood that takes a high lustrous finish. It is native to tropical regions of Africa and South America. Bubinga is light red or violet with evenly spaced purple stripes that are occasionally figured with a wavy, rosy grain. It is often used for harps, bass guitars, high end drum kits. The wood works without difficulty and is very durable.
Jatoba is exceptionally durable, strong, and hard. It is native to Central America, Southern Mexico, Northern South America, and the West Indies. Also known as Brazilian Cherry it is commonly used as flooring, furniture, cabinetry, tool handles, shipbuilding and small specialty items. The heartwood varies from a light orangish brown to a darker reddish brown and has a good natural luster.
Black Walnut is a highly sought after wood native to the Midwest and east-central areas of the United States. It is highly prized for its dark colored heartwood which is very strong, yet easily split and worked. The wood has historically been used for furniture, flooring, paddles, gun stocks, coffins, and a variety of other wood products.
Native to Central and South America, Leopardwood is straight grained with stunning large medullary rays peoducing a spotted or leopard like pattern. The figure is flaky and speckled with dark flecks, varying from a small lacelike pattern to a larger splashy figure. The wood itself is a medium to dark reddish brown with grey or light brown rays. It is durable, dense and holds an excellent finish.
Padauk is a straight grained tropical hardwood native to Central and West Africa. It is durable, has excellent stability, and holds a good natural luster. The high density of Padauk can make it challenging to work and hard on cutting tools. The dramatic coloring found in Padauk can vary from a pale pinkish orange to a deep brownish red. Most pieces darken substantially over time to a reddish or purplish brown.
White Ash is a dense hardwood that is native to North America. It is a strong, straight grained wood that holds a finish nicely and has a broad set of uses. Ash is easy to work with due to it's stability, but is prone to tearout when surfaced which requires additional labor during finishing.
Demon's Blood Hickory
Hickory is an extrtemely tough and resiliant hardwood native to North America that is commonly used for baseball bats. It has wavy interlocking grain patterns that vary throughout. The Demon's Blood finish is a 4-step custom finish developed with the Chaotic Evil individual in mind.
A spin on the traditional Cherry, we've developed a special 4 step finishing process to create the blackest of black. Cherry is fine textured, strong, straight grained and finishes to a fine natural lustre. How much more black could it be? None more black.
Featuring a creamy chocolate brown heartwood, Benge is highlighted with attractive striping and wavy grain. It holds a beaurtiful lustre that is very pleasing to the eye.
Also known as Shedua, Benge hails from Tropical West Africa and is commonly used in furniture, cabinetry, and musical insturments.