New Exotics and Turning Blanks - West Wind Hardwood

New arrivals in edge grain Padouk for marimbas, Ziricote guitar grade, Wenge, Walnut turning blanks, Osage Orange shorts and turning blanks.

Osage Orange Shorts

Osage Orange, commonly used for dyes, archery bows, musical instruments, turnings, and other small specialty wood items. The essential oil of Osage orange trees had three components that have been identified as a repellent to repel-spiders

Padouk, Sapele and Ziricote

Edge grain Padouk, common uses are veneer, flooring, turned objects, musical instruments, furniture, tool handles, and other small specialty wood objects. Padouk has a very unique reddish-orange coloration, and the wood is sometimes referred to by the name Vermillion.

3″ thick Sapele Mahogany, Sapele Wood has many characteristics that resemble Mahogany, most notably in the colour of its heartwood ( golden to dark reddish-brown, darkens with age if not treated with finishing oils that will prevent oxidation), grain patterns, and internal characteristics that make it very durable.

Ziricote is similar visually to Brazilian rosewood, but with dark grays instead of warm browns and rich chocolates. Tonally it is similar to striped ebony but brighter. Latin Name: cordia dodecandra. Furniture, veneer, cabinetry, gunstocks, musical instruments (acoustic and electric guitars), turned objects, and other small specialty wood items.

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