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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.
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.
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.
The sapwood of shedua is white to straw colored, while the heartwood is light
golden brown to reddish-brown in color. The species has a shallowly interlocked
grain, is lusterous, and is fairly coarse and somewhat gummy in texture. The
color variations of Shedua enhance the other exotic woods used in our pepper
and salt mills and is only one of the reasons we use it in creating our pepper
and salt mills.
The wood remains smooth under friction and is reported to have no odor. Shedua
dries rapidly with little degrade resulting from the process. Shedua sands and
polishes well. Shedua is native to Africa.
Amendiom is also known as Brazilian Oak. At 1912 on the Janka Hardness Scale,
Amendoim's rating is noteworthy. It nears Santos Mahogany's 2200 and towers
over many other types of wood, like hard maple, and almost matches Jarrah.
Species Characteristics: Amendoim boasts stability greater than most hardwoods,
and has an aversion to decay when not chemically treated. Its bending strength
is also very high, making it a good choice where stress can be put onto the
boards. It sands well, and is machined nicely.
Amendoim appears lustrous, with a reddish brown heartwood and more yellow-brown
sapwood. Amendoim shows a moderate color change over time and exposure, darkening
to a richer brown with red highlights. Amendoim has been selected to use in
our pepper and salt mills for all of the above charistics which also enhance
all the other exotic woods used in our mills!
Amendoim is a popular choice for cabinetry, and fine furniture. Amendoim is
native to Brazil, Paraguay, and Argentina.
These are some of the species characteristicsof this beautiful exotic wood.
Timborana is a hard wood that holds a solid resistance to fungus and termites.
The drying process for Timborana is a longer process than most other woods.
Also, Timborana retains its smoothness under friction.
Timborana is cream to yellow colored against a lighter yellow with dark streaks. Over time, reddish coloring can occur in the wood. After even longer, rich brown coloration will take place, usually within 6 to eight months depending on the exposure to light.
We use this exotic hardwood in our pepper and salt mill not only for its hardness, but for the beauty and color variations of this wood and make the other exotic woods used in our mills even more appealing and desirable!
Woodworking Qualities: Sanding Timborana can be difficult, while sawing can be very difficult because of its hardness but all this is worth the extra effort because it polishes to a high luster and looks beautiful in our pepper and salt mills.
Timborana originates from Central America and Brazil.