Unfortunately due to weather and lack of free time, we haven’t been able to take photos of our newest work. I have my fingers crossed for tomorrow though. So I’ll keep this post short and sweet. The other day I was trying to figure out exactly how many different kinds of wood we have while driving in the car. We are adding more and more each month and its starting to get a little difficult to remember them all.
Some of the wood we only have very small pieces used just for intarsia. Some, we have large sized boards. We keep even the smallest pieces of wood because we know that it will be used for something. It’s our way of turning trash (cause who else would want a ¼” odd shaped cube) into treasure.
Here is a list of all 34 types of woods we have…hopefully I’m not missing any.
american holly angelique australian cypress
bamboo black walnut bloodwood
bocote bubinga chakte kok
chakte viga cherry cocobolo
garapa heart pine hickory
ipe jatoba kumaru
leopard wood locust lovoa
mahogany maple marblewood
oak paduak pecan
poplar purpleheart red cedar
sapele teak wenge
To end, here is a picture of our largest intarsia piece we have made so far. A three mast sailing ship made from sapele, mahogany, American holly, and oak. You can find it now at the Port City Pottery and Fine Crafts Gallery.