Viewing the Wood Grain, Texture and Figure in Hard and Softwood Lumber
One important part of picking out lumber for a project is examining and choosing the look of the grain and texture to the figure of the board.
Branch Out with More Turning Stock Options
While most woodturners work with local and readily available wood, but East Indian Redwood and Cocobolo offer exotic and attractive options.
Longleaf Pine Trees Making Return to Southeastern Hardwood Forests
Over-foresting and encroaching hardwood forests have eliminated much of the natural habitat of longleaf pines, but careful management has them coming back.
Longleaf Pine Wood: A High Quality but Uncommon Lumber in the Southeastern U.S.
Longleaf pines produce some of the highest quality pine wood, but overfarming and encroachment by hardwoods currently limit its supply.
Rare Earth Hardwoods’ Big Wood Slabs Lumber Website Offers Exotic Selection
BigWoodSlabs.com offers exactly what it says, large lumber pieces from common hardwoods to exotic, figured and difficult to find species.
Woodfinder Search Engine Allows Wood Type and Product Supplier Searching
Woodfinder’s search engine allows you to search for deals on several wood types from over 400 different suppliers and 35 different methods.
Rare Bubinga Bowl Blanks
Bubinga is a uniquely featured wood, giving it an interesting look and making it really well suited for turnings including bowls and platters.
Rockler is able to carry some unique pieces of lumber, including a very limited supply of some once in a lifetime pieces of bubinga wood.
Spalted wood is wood that’s on its way to rot, but it’s in high demand with many woodworkers due to its unique figures and coloration.