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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.
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.
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.
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.