HARDWOOD-DESIGNS

Finding Inspiration in nature

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Our Story

we are a company that started thru passion for rare exotic woods.
as by chance I was talking to a friend who said his father deals with such wood in Mexico ,this was the start of what you see here on this website .
we got together and with hardwork we have created what we think is a very special company 

FEATURED EXOTIC WOOD 

ZIRICOTE 

AMAZING GRAIN

Also known as Ciricote, this rare & desired species is only found in a small portion of Central America on the Caribbean coast. Beautiful spider-webbing is present with amazing patterns. The variegated stripes produce valleys, plateaus, & mountains that make a stunning landscape figure.  Trees are commonly 15-20" in diameter with heights of 45-75'. The tree produces an edible fruit that tastes like a combination of a Granny Smith apple and a banana. The tree has beautiful orange yellow flowers when in bloom. The wood is prized locally and is used for carvings, furniture, and handles for knives. It turns to an extremely high glass-like polish.

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COCOBOLA

RARE, BEAUTIFUL

Cocobolo grows on a thin band along the Pacific Coast of Mexico down through Central America.  Cocobolo is a true Rosewood, similar in color & tap tone to Brazilian Rosewood . It is denser than most Rosewoods and oilier. For best results in gluing, epoxy is recommended. Cocobolo has great working properties & turns to a naturally glass-like polish. The colors range from any combination of orange, red, yellow, & black to violet. For this reason, it has also been called rainbow wood. cocobola is a rare and beautiful hardwood

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BOCOTE

COLOUR,GRAIN

Bocote (Cordia elaeagnoides) is a small tree that typically produces lumber that is 3-7' long by 3-6" wide by 1-2" thick.  Bocote is related to Ziricote and possesses some similar characteristics including black lines, density, and overall appearance. This Central American hardwood is more plentiful than Ziricote so the cost is 25-35% less. Occasionally boards will have Birdseye figure, beautiful swirling patterns, and/or good variegation. Yellows fade to a tobacco brown while blacks remain. The wood is exceptional to turn, with a natural silky smooth polish that is easily attainable.

KINGWOOD

VARIETY OF BEAUTIFUL COLOURS 

So named from several French kings (Louis XIV and Louis XV) in the 17th and 18th centuries that preferred the wood in the use of fine furniture. Kingwood is considered a
true rosewood in the Dalbergia genus, and is among the densest of all rosewoods, with African blackwood (D. melanoxylon) being the only species with a higher average dried weight. There is very little mechanical data available on kingwood, though given its weight and its relation to other rosewoods, it’s likely to be extremely stiff, strong, and

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AFRICAN BLACK WOOD 

RARE , STUNNING , BEAUTIFUL

 

The dense, lustrous wood ranges in color from reddish to pure black. It is generally cut into small billets or logs with its sharply demarcated bright yellow-white sapwood left on to assist in the slow drying so as to prevent cracks developing. Good quality "A" grade African blackwood commands high prices on the commercial timber market. The timber is used mainly because of its machinability, density, dimensional stability, and moisture repellence. 

LIGNUM VITAE

AMAZING PROPERTIES

Lignum vitae is Latin for "wood of life". The plant derives its name from its medicinal uses; lignum vitae resin has been used to treat a variety of medical conditions from coughs to arthritis, and chips of the wood can also be used to brew a tea.

it is literally that hard you can make a knife not a handle but an actual knife , what more can you say about this , one of natures amazing gifts 

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