Category: species spotlight

Black Acacia

November 12, 2015 | 0 Comments

Black Acacia (Acacia melanoxylon), also known as Australian Blackwood among other names. It’s native to eastern Australia and tends to be a tenacious species that grows well throughout the world as well as here in Northern California. It’s highly valued as a cabinet timber, for musical instruments, or in boat-building. It has a luminosity & depth similar to Mahogany, it’s heartwood a golden to dark brown with chocolate growth rings. […]

February 11, 2015 | 0 Comments

Hailing from Central America & Mexico, Ziricote (Cordia dodecandra) is a truly unique wood with few imitators. Known for it’s medium to dark brown color with darker bands of black growth rings, it’s a striking species. I am particularly attracted to it’s soft ‘landscape’ grain figure. It’s resistant to decay, like many tropical hardwoods, and sustainable (not listed in the ICUN Red List of Threatened Species). It’s use can range […]