Tuesday, April 12, 2011

List of woods

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.

1 comment:

  1. i am ashamed to admit that i only know/heard of 6 out of all the 34 diff. types of wood that you listed. LOL