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Wood Types and Origin

Learn what types of wood are in your board and where they originated.

This board is made from padauk, ash, and cherry. 

For more information, visit the wood database.

ASH

Eastern North America

Lightest white colored wood, with distinct grain patterns. 

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Ash with walnut, leopard wood and curly maple. 

BUBINGA

(Kevazingo)

Equatorial Africa

Caramel, gold color. Like jatoba, but the grain is less pronounced. 

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We currently do not sell boards with bubinga wood due to unethical harvesting. It is in previous boards and is listed for referene. 

BIRD'S EYE MAPLE

Northeastern North America

Bright, blond wood with small knots that look like eyes. 

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CANARY

(Centrolobium spp.)

South America from Panama down to Southern Brazil

Pale yellow-orange to darker reddish brown, usually with darker streaks. 

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Canary stripe between bird's eye and walnut. 

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CHERRY

Eastern North America

Medium reddish brown with time and exposure to light. 

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Various shades of cherry.

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CURLY MAPLE

Northeastern North America

Light, bleached coloring with ripples of gold. 

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JATOBA

(Brazilian Cherry)

Central America, Southern Mexico, Northern South America, and the West Indies.

Hardest wood. Carmel colored with a vivid grain pattern.

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LEOPARDWOOD

South America

Spots like a leopard on golden black.

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PURPLE HEART

(Amaranth)

Central America and South America.

From Southern Mexico to Brazil.

As the name says, it's purple.

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PADAUK

(Vermillion)

Central and Tropical West Africa

Varying shades of red.

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WALNUT

Eastern United States

Varying shades of brown.

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Walnut with Yellowheart stripes

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WENGE

(Millettia Laurentti)

Central Africa

Completely to mostly black with stripes of light brown. 

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YELLOW HEART

(Pau Amarello)

Brazil

Known for stunning, vibrant gold color.

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ZEBRA WOOD

(Zebrano)

West Africa

Look for the stripes of dark, black wood. Grain tightness can vary.

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Ash

Babinga

Birds Eye Maple

Canary

Cherry

Jatoba

Curly Maple

Leopardood

Purpleheart

Padauk

Walnut

Wenge

Yellowheart

Zebrano

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Thanks for submitting!Answer: Maple, cherry, padauk, thin strip purple heart, ash, walnut, jatoba, ash, leopard wood, bird's eye maple.

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