Walnut originates from Canada and the United States. It is mainly used in furniture making such as tables and chairs due to its beautiful dark grainy look. It is also popular in production of musical instruments. Walnut trees are around 30-37 meters tall(100-120 feet) with diameters of .6-1 meters(2-3 feet). Its rich brown color attracts woodworkers all across North America making one of the most popular woods to use.
Hard Maple originates from Canada and the United States. There is another version of maple that is a lot softer and is more popular in furniture building. Hard Maple is the most popular cutting board and butcher block material. This is due to its properties such as superior hardness. Hard Maple trees around 25-35 meters tall(80-115 feet) with diameters of .6-1 meters(2-3 feet).
Cherry originates from Canada and the United States. Its main uses include furniture making, wood turning, and musical instruments. Cherry trees are around 15-30 meters tall(50-100 feet) and have a diameter of 1-1.5 meters(3-5 feet). Its has beautiful light brown shades with subtle hints of red. It is a very versatile wood and compliments essentially every other wood species.
Butternut originates from Canada and the United States and is mainly used for carving and furniture making. Butternut trees are around 20-30 meters tall(65-100 feet) with a diameter of .6-1 meters(2-3 feet). Butternut is known for its silky look and has beautiful grain patterns. It has softer than usual properties compared to other hardwoods. It has distinct growth rings that beautifully expresses its history throughout the years.
Bloodwood originates from Tropical America. Its main uses include furniture making and decorative pieces. Bloodwood trees are around 25-45 meters tall(80-150 feet) with a diameter of 1.2-2.1 meters(1.2-2.1 feet). What makes Bloodwood unique is its beautiful red shade given over time. It begins dark red, and slowly goes bright red and then turns to a brownish-reddish color to conclude its color shift. This elaborate coloring process can take up to 20 years. Owning any kitchen or furniture pieces that contain Bloodwood are a delight to use as the shade ages over the years.
Jabota originates from Central America, Southern Mexico, and Northern South America. Its main use is furniture making. Jabota trees are around 30-40 meters tall(100-130 feet) with a diameter of .6-1.2 meters(2-4 feet). Jabota has beautiful grain texture and can range in color depending on its origin. Some species have shades of light orangish-brown while others are reddish brown. It also has certain properties that give it impressive natural luster.
Purpleheart originates from Central and South America(from Mexico to Southern Brazil). Purpleheart trees are around 30-50 meters tall(100-170 feet) with a diameter of 1-1.5 meters(3-5 feet). Its main uses include furniture making and decorative pieces. Purpleheart is one of the most rewarding types of lumber to be around for decades. Like Bloodwood, Purpleheart begins with a dark purple color prior to being milled. It then begins its slow color transition to bright purple which takes around 5-7 years and then will begin turning brownish-purple over the next decade. Purpleheart is a pleasure to be around during the years and its beautiful purple shades stand apart from anything else.
Bubinga originates from the West Equatorial region of Africa(mainly Cameroon). Bubinga trees are around 40-45 meters tall(130-150 feet) with a diameter of 1-2 meters(3-6 feet). Its main uses include furniture making and wood turning. Bubinga has beautiful grain structure due to its soil and climate regions within Africa. Its color ranges from a pinkish red to a darker reddish brown with dark purple or black streaks.
African Padauk originates from Central and Tropical west Africa. Padauk trees are around 30-40 meters tall(100-130 feet) with a diameter of .6-1.2 meters(2-4 feet). Its main uses are flooring, veneer, wood turning, and musical instruments. Padauk starts off with a reddish-orange color and darkens substantially over the years to a reddish/purple brown. Its grain structure is very straight which gives it a satisfying look. Its natural properties also give it plenty of natural luster.
Honduran Mahogany originates from Southern Mexico to central South America. Honduran Mahogany trees are around 46-60 meters tall(150-200 feet) with a diameter of 1-2 meters(3-6 feet). Its main uses include furniture making, musical instruments, boat building, and other marine applications. Honduran Mahogany has a beautiful dark brown shade that compliments many different types of wood. It also darkens over time to a darker brown.
Peruvian Walnut originates from Southern Mexico and Central and South America. The Peruvian Walnut tree is around 9-18 meters(30-60 feet) with a diameter of .6-1 meter(2-3 feet). Its main uses are furniture making and musical instruments. Like its cousin North American Walnut, it has a dark rich brown color. Where it differentiates is its darker chocolate color, occasionally forming a subtle hint of purple depending on the soil region and climate.
Sapele originates from West and East Africa. The Sapele tree is 30-40 meters tall and 1-1.5 meters wide(3-5 feet). Sapele is known for darkening over time into a dark version of its original self. It has a golden-dark reddish color. It has a very interlocked grain structure which gives it a very unique look.