We've just finished stocking our boardroom with tons of Exotic Lumber. This Shipment is extra special because we've added a new species to the floor: Anigre. You'll also find Bloodwood, Paduk, Bubinga & Lacewood just to name a few.

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Curious about some of these wood species? Here is a breakdown:

Anigre:
• Color/Appearance: Heartwood is a light yellowish-brown, sometimes with a pinkish hue. Color tends to darken to a more golden brown with age.
• Grain/Texture: Grain is straight to interlocked, with a medium uniform texture and a good natural luster.
• Common Uses: Veneer, plywood and interior furniture; in board form it’s used for boatbuilding, general carpentry, and other light construction uses. (Source)

Bloodwood:
• Color/Appearance: Heartwood is a bright, vivid red. Color can darken to a darker brownish red over time with exposure to light.
• Grain/Texture: Grain is usually straight or slightly interlocked. Has a fine texture with good natural luster, and is also somewhat chatoyant.
• Common Uses: Carvings, trim, inlays, furniture, guitars, knife handles, and turned objects. (Source)

Paduk:
• Color/Appearance: Heartwood color can vary, ranging from a pale pinkish orange to a deep brownish red. Most pieces tend to start reddish orange when freshly cut, darkening substantially over time to a reddish/purplish brown.
• Grain/Texture: Grain is usually straight, but can sometimes be interlocked. With a coarse, open texture and good natural luster.
• Common Uses: Veneer, flooring, turned objects, musical instruments, furniture, tool handles, and other small specialty wood objects. (Source)

Bubinga:
• Color/Appearance: Heartwood can range from a pinkish red to a darker reddish brown with darker purple or black streaks. The sapwood is a pale straw color. Bubinga is very frequently seen with a variety of figure, including: pommele, flamed, waterfall, quilted, mottled, etc.
• Grain/Texture: Grain is straight to interlocked. Has a uniform fine to medium texture and moderate natural luster.
• Common Uses: Veneer, inlays, fine furniture, cabinetry, turnings, and other specialty items. (Source)

Lacewood:
• Color/Appearance: Has a very conspicuous flecking that gives this wood its namesake. The wood itself is a reddish brown with grey or light brown rays, which result in a lace pattern when quartersawn.
• Grain/Texture: Has a fairly coarse and uneven texture due to the difference in densities between the regular wood tissue and the rays. The grain is usually straight.
• Common Uses: Veneer, cabinetry, fine furniture, musical instruments (guitars), and turned objects. (Source)