Woods from The Woodsmith Pty Ltd
PLEASE NOTE:– We have listed some of the woods that have been sold by The Woodsmith,
for your information about each species & some of their features.
Many of these woods are scarce or no longer available.
Any we have for sale will be listed from time to time on our Website Sale pages.
AFRICAN BLACKWOOD – East Africa
Finest of all turning woods, holds detail well. Black, with little or no discernible grain, the wood Clarinets are made from. Grain is straight; fine, even texture and good natural luster.
BOCOTE – Mexico
Yellowish brown with dark brown to almost black stripes. Colour tends to darken with age.
Grain patterning can be quite striking, particularly on flatsawn areas
AFRICAN BUBINGA – West Africa
Excellent turning wood.
Colour red brown with red & purple veining, texture coarse but even, polishes to an excellent finish.
HONDURAS MAHOGANY – South America
Genuine Mahogany from Central South America
Colour – reddish brown.tends to darken with age, texture is medium and uniform, with moderate natural luster.
Turns, glues, stains, and finishes well. Uses – Furniture, turned objects, musical instruments, and carving.
SATINE BLOODWOOD – Brazil
Colour – heartwood is a bright, vivid red, has a fine texture with good natural luster.
Uses: Carvings, inlays, inlays, guitars, knife handles, and turned objects.
SONOKELING ROSEWOOD – Indonesia
The same tree as Indian Rosewood, but is plantation grown, resulting in a wider range of colours in the timber.
Colour – Purplish brown, with darker brown streaks
ENGLISH OAK – England
Good for Turning or Carving. Colour light to medium brown, Grain is straight, with a coarse, uneven texture.
COCOBOLO – Mexico
Excellent fine turning wood. Colour rich red with other multicolours, darkens quickly on exposure, hard dense wood, fine texture,
CEDAR of LEBANON – Mediterranean Region
Light brown with a pronounced growth ring figure, Light in weight and smooth in texture. The strong and very pleasant fragrance repels and kills moths, hence the traditional use of this wood in wardrobes & drawer bottoms.
English Elm- England
Colour light to medium reddish brown with lighter sapwood, interlocked grain. Its coarse texture makes it distinct from other timbers. Turns & finishes well.
English Boxwood – England
From Boxwood bushes, mostly sold as small limbwood.
Creamy yellow colour, very dense and fine grained.
Excellent wood for woodturning & carving. Working with this wood is a great experience.