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Roasted Flame Birch
Check out the rich brown coloring of this thermally modified lumber

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More than 100 species of lumber
Explore lumber from over 40 countries using our Species Discovery page
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Massive Stockholding
With over 500,000 bf of lumber, we have excellent depth of inventory to match our range of species...
Masur Birch

Gorgeous mottled appearance
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Beautiful Bubinga
Gorgeous colors with chatoyance aplenty

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Unique shapes and sizes
From pen blanks to African Blackwood logs
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Turning squares and more
Large selection of turning squares and other pre-cut sizes
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Welcome to Rare Woods USA, situated in the picturesque Lakes and Mountains region of Western Maine.  We’d love to welcome you in person, but if a visit to the vacation state seems more like a dream than a possibility, then we invite you to visit our online shop to enjoy the Rare Woods virtual shopping experience.


View our extensive selection of over 100 species and lumber products for sale


Browse our Client Creation gallery to explore a variety of lumber and projects


Here we hope to discover more about what makes our woodworkers tick


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Ebony - Amara
Ebony - Amara Lumber @ Rare Woods USA

According to the only sources we could find willing to step up to the plate on this wood, Amara Ebony and Macassar Ebony are of the exact same species (Diospyros Celebica), with the difference put forth being that Amara is exclusive to Indonesia. Amara is known for its deep chocolate browns with pink striping; the difference in its coloration and that of typical Macassar Ebony being attributed to the soil conditions in Indonesia. Its grains are more likely to be wavy or irregular than straight, with a fine texture and nice natural luster.

Our experience yields a broader perspective, as we have found the wood sometimes with greens and reds, more similar to Malaysian Blackwood, at times with darker and more muted hues¬† and devoid of any pink shades. Pieces which more resemble Macassar have also contained gold – orange hues, in addition to pinks. It’s sap content is tan in color and, despite its density, it has good working properties.

Ebony - Amara Lumber @ Rare Woods USA
Main Color GroupVariegated
Grain Pattern Pronounced
Avg Dry Weight - LB/BF5.8
Avg Dry Weight - KG/M31120
Janka Hardness - LBF3220
Janka Hardness - N14140

“ALL I CAN SAY IS WOW!” We stopped for our first time today , it’s just a couple miles off the route we take from Northern NY State to Maine . All I can say is Wow !! The variety, quantity and quality is the best I’ve ever seen. Our car was loaded with vacation gear so I was limited on size and amount I could buy . I got a beautiful board of Birdseye maple and two 1.5 by 1.5 by 12 inch staves of olive wood . I’ll surely make a point of stopping every time I’m through the area in the future .


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