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Our Wood Selection

Choosing the woods to use has been a wonderful process.  Each has its own distinctive qualities and brings to life the patterns we've designed in its own unique way.  All of our wood and bamboo is sourced from environmentally responsible US-based firms (Wisconsin and California, respectively.)

Below is information about the species, origin and characters of each wood in our collection.

Wood

Common Names

Origin

Color

Ash

Fraxinus Americana: White Ash, American White Ash, Biltmore Ash,

Midwest and eastern United States

Light cream sapwood with light brown heartwood 

Bloodwood

Brosimum paraense: Satine, Satinwood, Pau rainha

South America

Bright vivid red, sometimes with yellow streaks. Color darkens and deepens with age and once a finish is applied.

Butternut

, Juglans cinereal: White Walnut

Midwest and Eastern United States

Light to medium tan. Similar grain to Walnut, but considerably lighter color.

Canarywood

Centrolobium spp: Canary, Tarara Amarilla

Central and South America

Very irregular color ranges from a pale yellow-orange to a darker reddish brown with streaks of red, purple, and black.

Curly Maple

Acer rubrum: Curly Soft Maple, Flame Maple, Fiddleback Maple

Midwest and eastern United States

Cream white sometimes with reddish brown heartwood. The curly pattern shows best after a finish is applied

Mahogany

Khaya ivorensis: African Mahogany, Khaya Mahogany, Ogwango, Senegal Mahogany

Tropical Africa.

Ranges from a light pink or salmon brown to a darker reddish brown.

Padauk

Pterocarpus soyauxii: African Padauk, Vermillion,

 

Africa.

Bright orange red when freshly cut darkening to a reddish brown with age.

Red Cedar

Juniperus virginiana: Aromatic Red Cedar, Eastern Red Cedar, Red Juniper,.

Eastern United States.

Light reddish or violet brown with pale yellow or white streaks 

Walnut

Juglans nigra: Black Walnut, American Walnut, Eastern Walnut

Midwest and eastern United States

Dark chocolate brown

Wenge

Millettia laurentii: African Rosewood, Faux Ebony, Awoung, Mibotu, Bokonge

Central Africa

Dark brown with black streaks. Once a finish is applied it becomes nearly completely black.

White Oak

Quercus alba: American White Oak, Stave Oak, Fork-Leaf Oak, Ridge White Oak

Midwest and eastern United States

Light to medium brown commonly with an olive cast

Yellowheart

Euxylophora paraenesis: Pau Amarello

Brazil

Color ranges from pale to golden yellow, darkening only slightly with age.

 

Zebrawood

Microberlinia brazzavillensis: Zebrano, Zingana

West Africa

Light brown or cream color with pronounced dark brown streaks

 

Source: Ocooch Hardwoods