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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.
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.
A domestic hardwood, Hickory is the hardest, heaviest, and strongest North American
wood in common everyday use.
Varying from brown to reddish-brown in color, with a very coarse texture and
usually straight grain, Hickory is a woodworking standard for strength and durability.
An American favorite, Hickory brings strength and durability 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.
Among the most beautiful and well-known domestic hardwoods, Walnut is a rich
chocolate brown with a uniform texture. The inherent durability of this domestic
hardwood makes it a popular choice in furniture construction.
Walnut is considered to be one of the finest and widely used woods in the
United States. It's also an excellent choice for carving and lathe work.
Walnut adds a touch of American tradition, as well as rich color and texture,
to our Exotic Woods Pepper Mills.
: Also known as Utile, this common mahogany-related African hardwood and can have a very attractive grain pattern. The grain is usually broadly interlocked, producing a ribbon or wide, often irregular stripe on quartersawn surfaces. The sapwood is light brown in color, and is well demarcated from the heartwood. The heartwood matures from pink-brown to deep red-brown or purple-brown in color which gives a rich and elegant visual appeal to the other exotic woods used in our Pepper Mills and Salt Mills. It polishes to a fine finish and wood surfaces can be made highly lustrous.
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.
A special dark wood found in Tropical West Africa, Zaire, Cameroon, Gabon, and
Tanzania. Boasting a very distinctive look, Wenge ranges from
dark brown to black, with fine black veins and white lines.
The wood is popular in segmented woodturning because of its dimensional stability
and color contrast when mixed with lighter woods, such as Maple. This makes
it especially sought after in the manufacturing of high-end
The exotic wood is prized for wood sculpting, because it cuts easily and has
a beautiful grain and interesting colorations.
With its deep, dark tones and rich grain, Wenge adds significant artistic
appeal to our Exotic Woods Pepper Mills.
Goncalo Alves is commonly called tigerwood which underscores the wood's often
dramatic, contrasting color scheme. Color ranges from light to orangish/reddish
brown to deep mahogany red-brown with a striking figure in some pieces created
by beautiful, bold, brown to nearly black irregular markings or striping.
This fine hardwood, varying from straight to interlocked and wavy grain with
a fine to medium texture and uniform and is very strong and durable. Well-known
in the U.S. in spite of its high density, it turns readily, carves well. The
wood has a natural luster. It can be finished very easily and polishes very
well due to the fine texture. The right piece can be very dramatic.
Imported from Central and Latin America; Brazil is a major exporter of the
wood, but it also comes from Argentina, Bolivia, Colombia, Columbia, Costa rica,
Ecuador, Guyana, Honduras, Mexico, Paraguay, Peru, Trinidad and Tobago, Uruguay,
However, the wood is not imported for its strength, but goncalo alves is usually
prized for its beauty: one of the reasons we use it in our pepper mills and
salt mills. The unique characteristics of this wood add a distinctive decorative
element to our Exotic Woods Pepper Mills.
Renowned for its rich medley of colors, ranging from pink to red. Found in the
northwest region of the United States, this heavy wood has a fine, smooth, and
Well-suited for many applications, including turned work, bowls, novelties
and souvenirs, Madrone is also very popular for inlay work. The burl of the
tree, which is often used for furniture work and marquetry, is reported to be
scarce and very expensive.
Madrone is often used in the construction of high-end wood products and adds
rich red hues to our Exotic Wood Pepper Mills.