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EXOTIC WOOD: FIGURED MAKORE (Tieghemella heckelii) is a beautiful African hardwood that is also commonly known as African Cherry or Douka.  Makore trees are large and produce round logs up to 3-4 ft. in diameter.  Figured logs are commonly sliced for decorative veneers which are used in yachts and customized aircraft interiors.  www.cookwoods.com

EXOTIC WOOD: FIGURED MAKORE (Tieghemella heckelii) is a beautiful African hardwood that is also commonly known as African Cherry or Douka. Makore trees are large and produce round logs up to 3-4 ft. in diameter. Figured logs are commonly sliced for decorative veneers which are used in yachts and customized aircraft interiors. www.cookwoods.com

EXOTIC WOOD: FLAMED MYRTLE One of our specialty woods, it is grown right here in our home state of Oregon, hand selected by us, trucked to our yard, and carefully milled in our facility. It is renowned for its excellent machining and finishing properties as well as its beautiful color, spicy aroma, and figure. Colors range drastically even in the same log so a range from golden yellow, green, black, brown, tan, and violet can exist. Great for the beginner and expert alike! www.cookwoods.com

EXOTIC WOOD: FLAMED MYRTLE One of our specialty woods, it is grown right here in our home state of Oregon, hand selected by us, trucked to our yard, and carefully milled in our facility. It is renowned for its excellent machining and finishing properties as well as its beautiful color, spicy aroma, and figure. Colors range drastically even in the same log so a range from golden yellow, green, black, brown, tan, and violet can exist. Great for the beginner and expert alike! www.cookwoods.com

EXOTIC WOOD: AFRICAN MAHOGANY beautiful hardwood species from equatorial West Africa.  It is similar in appearance and working properties to Honduras Mahogany without the expense. Interlocked grain in select logs produces a beautiful ribbon figure when quarter sawn. Trees are large with average logs in the 2-4' diameter range and tree heights of 75-125' tall.  The wood is used for anything from musical instruments to boats. www.cookwoods.com

EXOTIC WOOD: AFRICAN MAHOGANY beautiful hardwood species from equatorial West Africa. It is similar in appearance and working properties to Honduras Mahogany without the expense. Interlocked grain in select logs produces a beautiful ribbon figure when quarter sawn. Trees are large with average logs in the 2-4' diameter range and tree heights of 75-125' tall. The wood is used for anything from musical instruments to boats. www.cookwoods.com

EXOTIC WOOD: ANDIROBA also know as Royal mahogany, is a beautiful species that has many of the same characteristics as Brazilian Mahogany but is scarcer. The Brazilians use this wood for making furniture, cabinets, and flooring. The wood works easily and glues nicely. Colors tend to favor reds instead of goldens as in Brazilian Mahogany so the wood appears darker. There is generally lots of iridescence in quartered planks. Kiln dried and surfaced on two sides. www.cookwoods.com

EXOTIC WOOD: ANDIROBA also know as Royal mahogany, is a beautiful species that has many of the same characteristics as Brazilian Mahogany but is scarcer. The Brazilians use this wood for making furniture, cabinets, and flooring. The wood works easily and glues nicely. Colors tend to favor reds instead of goldens as in Brazilian Mahogany so the wood appears darker. There is generally lots of iridescence in quartered planks. Kiln dried and surfaced on two sides. www.cookwoods.com

EXOTIC WOOD: SUPER-SIZED PREMIUM BOCOTE (Cordia eleagnoides) is a small tree that typically produces lumber that is 3-7' long by 3-6" wide by 1-2" thick. It is logged by hand with mules in a selective cutting method in Southern Mexico that is very sustainable and responsible. . Occasionally boards will have Birdseye figure, beautiful swirling patterns, and/or good variegation. Yellows fade to brown while blacks remain. www.cookwoods.com

EXOTIC WOOD: SUPER-SIZED PREMIUM BOCOTE (Cordia eleagnoides) is a small tree that typically produces lumber that is 3-7' long by 3-6" wide by 1-2" thick. It is logged by hand with mules in a selective cutting method in Southern Mexico that is very sustainable and responsible. . Occasionally boards will have Birdseye figure, beautiful swirling patterns, and/or good variegation. Yellows fade to brown while blacks remain. www.cookwoods.com

EXOTIC WOOD : MADRONE is known as Strawberry tree, Madrona, or Madrone burl.  This is a unique Pacific hardwood that has pink & tan colors with an occasional red streak. These Madrone blanks are highly burled & figured.  www.cookwoods.com

EXOTIC WOOD : MADRONE is known as Strawberry tree, Madrona, or Madrone burl. This is a unique Pacific hardwood that has pink & tan colors with an occasional red streak. These Madrone blanks are highly burled & figured. www.cookwoods.com

EXOTIC WOOD: GABON EBONY From equatorial Africa, it is usually found in wet lowlands near rivers and swamps. Devoid of color, Gabon Ebony has ink black with lighter streaks. Most logs contain 50-70% sapwood with deep heart checks and voids in the heart with fall off of 80-90%. Ebony is hard and costly to produce, which makes it a rare species to obtain. It is difficult to work, glues satisfactorily, and has a tendency to want to split, but takes a really nice polish that makes it worth the…

EXOTIC WOOD: GABON EBONY From equatorial Africa, it is usually found in wet lowlands near rivers and swamps. Devoid of color, Gabon Ebony has ink black with lighter streaks. Most logs contain 50-70% sapwood with deep heart checks and voids in the heart with fall off of 80-90%. Ebony is hard and costly to produce, which makes it a rare species to obtain. It is difficult to work, glues satisfactorily, and has a tendency to want to split, but takes a really nice polish that makes it worth the…

EXOTIC WOOD: SHEDUA This is a rare batch of Super Curl  Black Shedua that is ready to use in convenient sizes! Also known as Ovangkol or Amazique, this beautiful African hardwood has been used by several high end instrument companies Worldwide for many years now. It is noted for its good tonality, color, and reasonable price.  From Equatorial West Africa, Shedua is still available in large logs. Color is similar to East Indian Rosewood and the grain is interlocked like Bubinga…

EXOTIC WOOD: SHEDUA This is a rare batch of Super Curl Black Shedua that is ready to use in convenient sizes! Also known as Ovangkol or Amazique, this beautiful African hardwood has been used by several high end instrument companies Worldwide for many years now. It is noted for its good tonality, color, and reasonable price. From Equatorial West Africa, Shedua is still available in large logs. Color is similar to East Indian Rosewood and the grain is interlocked like Bubinga…

EXOTIC WOOD: FLAMED RAMBUTAN , Nephelium lappaceum, is a medium-sized tropical tree that grows within about 10 degrees of the Equator.   The fruit produced by the tree is also known as "Rambutan". The earliest record of Rambutan trees show that they were cultivated by the Malayan jungle tribes around their temporary settlements. www.cookwoods.com

EXOTIC WOOD: FLAMED RAMBUTAN , Nephelium lappaceum, is a medium-sized tropical tree that grows within about 10 degrees of the Equator. The fruit produced by the tree is also known as "Rambutan". The earliest record of Rambutan trees show that they were cultivated by the Malayan jungle tribes around their temporary settlements. www.cookwoods.com

EXOTIC WOOD: QUILTED & FLAMED MAPLE This is a unique, highly figured batch of beautiful Big Leaf Maple, which contains both quilted and flamed material that ranges in grade from select up to premium grade. We have selected out only the finest boards. The Premium grade can be used for instruments where indicated. While many of these boards are narrow, they were cut very close to the outside of the log which has the highest quality figure in Maple logs.  www.cookwoods.com

EXOTIC WOOD: QUILTED & FLAMED MAPLE This is a unique, highly figured batch of beautiful Big Leaf Maple, which contains both quilted and flamed material that ranges in grade from select up to premium grade. We have selected out only the finest boards. The Premium grade can be used for instruments where indicated. While many of these boards are narrow, they were cut very close to the outside of the log which has the highest quality figure in Maple logs. www.cookwoods.com

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