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Also called Rock Maple, Hard Maple grows throughout the United States, east
of the Rocky Mountains, with the exception of Florida, South Carolina, and Delaware.
It is most prominent in the New England states, Great Lakes region, and Canadian
Great Lakes provinces.
This domestic hardwood ranges in color from reddish-brown to light tan, and
takes stains and polishes well. With a fine, uniform
texture and close grain, Hard Maple is a very strong wood. Due to its
strength and stiffness, it ranks as one of the more valuable hardwoods.
Hard Maple is suitable for pepper mills and pepper grinders because it is also
excellent for turning. Hard Maple brings a long-standing
American tradition of durability to our Exotic Woods Pepper Mills.
This beautiful wood is found in Brazil, South America. Bloodwood is sometimes
referred to as satine or cardinal wood, due to its deep, rich blood-red color
with a golden luster and variegated and red stripes..
Bloodwood is a hard, dense, heavy wood with a very fine, even texture and
mostly linear grain. Although this tropical wood can be difficult to work, the
effort is well worth it, as it finishes smoothly and takes on a high polish.
It's most often used in decorative inlay, marquetry work, fancy boxes, and turning.
When mixed with the other woods in our peppermills, it makes a beautiful contrast
This rare and expensive wood adds an exceedingly fine, silken texture to our
Exotic Woods Pepper Mills
An eye-catching wood from Africa, Padauk boasts an intriguing color that varies
from a rich crimson or brick red, to reddish-purple streaks, to bright-orange.
It darkens over time to a deep reddish-brown.
This very dense exotic wood polishes to an excellent finish. Padauk is used
for wood turning, wood carving and flooring, among many other applications and
some on some of the finest wood products.
Padauk adds vibrant color to our Exotic Woods Pepper Mills.
Originating from the tropical regions of Central America and South America,
Purpleheart ranges in color from purple to almost dark brown.
This exotic wood is generally straight-grained, sometimes interlocked, with
a fine, even texture. Among its advantages are a substantial hardness and strength.
Purpleheart polishes well with no staining required.
With very diverse applications, the wood is a beneficial addition to your
As its name indicates, Purpleheart adds unusual purple hues, creating a striking
contrast to other woods in our Exotic Woods Pepper Mills.
Bubinga is one of the most beautiful African hardwood lumbers. Due to its fine,
tight grain and reddish-brown color, the exotic wood is often referred to as
"African Rosewood". Bubinga's colorations range from bright red to
pink or violet with dark streaks.
Bubinga is also ideal for furniture making, usually for tables, as large slabs
of the dense wood can be easily cut and used as tabletops.
This exotic wood adds the allure of fine graining and rich, reddish hues to
our Exotic Woods Pepper Mills.