HARDWOOD-DESIGNS

WHERE NATURE MEETS ART 

hardwood designs

FEATURED EXOTIC HARDWOODS 

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COCOBOLA

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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ZIRICOTE 

Ziricote
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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BOCOTE

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.

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LIGNUM VITAE

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 

RECENT NEWS

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27   /   04   /   2021

arriving in 2 days special 4.5m slabs for our client flown from Mexico

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04   /   05   /   2021

upcoming news of our new showroom 

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06   /   05   /   2021

source of some amazing live edge slabs found , news and pictures to follow