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More than 100 species of lumber
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With over 500,000 bf of lumber, we have excellent depth of inventory to match our range of species...
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Wood of the Week
15% off all week
Beautiful Bubinga...

Gorgeous colors with chatoyance aplenty

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Wholesale stock available too
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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.

SPECIES

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

CLIENT CREATIONS

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

WOODWORKER SESSIONS

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

WOOD OF THE WEEK

15% off - this week only

Bubinga
Bubinga Lumber @ Rare Woods USA

As most of you already know, this is an extremely popular African import. Found across equatorial Africa, there are multiple species of the Guibourtia genus that are known as Bubinga, so colors and aesthetics can vary dramatically. A variety of different, quite stunning figures often decorate its grains (pommelle, waterfall, mottled and wildly flamed). The base color of Bubinga can range from a lighter pinkish red to light- to medium-brown. Trees can grow to towering proportions, so the larger specimens are often cut into large, live-edge slabs.

Bubinga is well known for its use as a Rosewood substitute. Ironically, the more strikingly figured examples of Bubinga with pommelle or waterfall figuring can fetch prices greatly eclipsing typical rosewood price thresholds. This wood has become hugely popular and is constantly in demand with veneer mills & furniture craftsmen who love building desks and conference tables with the often stunning, huge slabs and progressive guitar luthiers.

Its nickname, “African Rosewood,” can be very misleading, as the wood is not of the Dalbergia species, and not all wood sold as “African Rosewood” is Bubinga (or is even of the Guibourtia species).

Bubinga Lumber @ Rare Woods USA
Main Color GroupReddish
Grain Pattern Pronounced
Avg Dry Weight - LB/FT356
Avg Dry Weight - KG/M3890
Janka Hardness - LBF2410
Janka Hardness - N10720

BROWSE THOUSANDS OF LUMBER PRODUCTS

Individual Pieces
Maple – Hard Curly
Couple of small defects on edges. Small crack through section showing heart
MAPCH1004
63.75 × 8.5 × 0.8 in

Couple of small defects on edges. Small crack through section showing heart

$41.90

Maple – Hard Curly
Couple of small defects on edges. Small crack through section showing heart
MAPCH1004
63.75 × 8.5 × 0.8 in

$41.90

Maple – Hard Curly
MAPCH1004
63.75 × 8.5 × 0.8 in

$41.90

Mahogany – Pod

Clear.

MOGPOD1019
42.75 × 8.63 × 1 in

Clear.

$50.05

Mahogany – Pod

Clear.

MOGPOD1019
42.75 × 8.63 × 1 in

$50.05

Mahogany – Pod
MOGPOD1019
42.75 × 8.63 × 1 in

$50.05

Bocote

Clear.

BOC1213
53 × 11 × 1.13 in

Clear.

$206.59

Bocote

Clear.

BOC1213
53 × 11 × 1.13 in

$206.59

Bocote
BOC1213
53 × 11 × 1.13 in

$206.59

Bocote

Checks, knot.

BOC1226
48.13 × 4 × 0.88 in

Checks, knot.

$44.65

Bocote

Checks, knot.

BOC1226
48.13 × 4 × 0.88 in

$44.65

Bocote
BOC1226
48.13 × 4 × 0.88 in

$44.65

Maple – Soft Curly

Clear.

MAPCS1118
37.06 × 6.75 × 0.94 in

Clear.

$19.23

Maple – Soft Curly

Clear.

MAPCS1118
37.06 × 6.75 × 0.94 in

$19.23

Maple – Soft Curly
MAPCS1118
37.06 × 6.75 × 0.94 in

$19.23

Pre-cut Sizes
Turning Squares – Cocobolo
Our Cocobolo turning squares come in range of sizes and are excellent quality lumber. The sizes are all rough-guides, but are basically accurate. If you have very strict size criteria, please just drop us an email to confirm they will meet your expectations. The photographs are representative of the stock you will receive.  You won't typically received surfaced blanks, but we surface a few on the photographs to give you an idea of what the lumber looks like.
TURNCOCO1001

Our Cocobolo turning squares come in range of sizes and are excellent quality lumber.

The sizes are all rough-guides, but are basically accurate.

If you have very strict size criteria, please just drop us an email to confirm they will meet your expectations.

The photographs are representative of the stock you will receive.  You won’t typically received surfaced blanks, but we surface a few on the photographs to give you an idea of what the lumber looks like.

$16.00$65.00

Turning Squares – Cocobolo
Our Cocobolo turning squares come in range of sizes and are excellent quality lumber. The sizes are all rough-guides, but are basically accurate. If you have very strict size criteria, please just drop us an email to confirm they will meet your expectations. The photographs are representative of the stock you will receive.  You won't typically received surfaced blanks, but we surface a few on the photographs to give you an idea of what the lumber looks like.

$16.00$65.00

Turning Squares – Cocobolo
TURNCOCO1001

$16.00$65.00

Bowl Blanks – Bloodwood
Bloodwood Bowl Blank Excellent quality lumber End-grain has been sealed Note: photo is representative of the stock you will receive.
BOWLBLOODW1001
6 × 6 × 3 in

Bloodwood Bowl Blank

Excellent quality lumber

End-grain has been sealed

Note: photo is representative of the stock you will receive.

$22.00$44.00

Bowl Blanks – Bloodwood
Bloodwood Bowl Blank Excellent quality lumber End-grain has been sealed Note: photo is representative of the stock you will receive.
BOWLBLOODW1001
6 × 6 × 3 in

$22.00$44.00

Bowl Blanks – Bloodwood
BOWLBLOODW1001
6 × 6 × 3 in

$22.00$44.00

Blackwood – African – unique squares
Clear.
BLAF1123
8.25 × 1.75 × 1.75 in

Clear.

$34.74

Blackwood – African – unique squares
Clear.
BLAF1123
8.25 × 1.75 × 1.75 in

$34.74

Blackwood – African – unique squares
BLAF1123
8.25 × 1.75 × 1.75 in

$34.74

Fingerboard – Tucurensis
Rosewood Tucurensis Fingerboard 21" x 3" (taper) x 0.30" (minimum) Manufactured with luthiers in mind, but excellent blanks for box-making and other smaller items Photographs are representative of what you will receive If you have a strict dimensional requirement, please contact us to confirm we select the correct dimensions for you.
FINGERTUCURENSIS1001
21 × 3 × 0.3 in

Rosewood Tucurensis Fingerboard

21″ x 3″ (taper) x 0.30″ (minimum)

Manufactured with luthiers in mind, but excellent blanks for box-making and other smaller items

Photographs are representative of what you will receive

If you have a strict dimensional requirement, please contact us to confirm we select the correct dimensions for you.

$20.00

Fingerboard – Tucurensis
Rosewood Tucurensis Fingerboard 21" x 3" (taper) x 0.30" (minimum) Manufactured with luthiers in mind, but excellent blanks for box-making and other smaller items Photographs are representative of what you will receive If you have a strict dimensional requirement, please contact us to confirm we select the correct dimensions for you.
FINGERTUCURENSIS1001
21 × 3 × 0.3 in

$20.00

Fingerboard – Tucurensis
FINGERTUCURENSIS1001
21 × 3 × 0.3 in

$20.00

“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 .

GARY PIERCE

Gift Cards

Spoil your favorite “Wood Nutter” with a gift card from Rare Woods USA.

Choose your amount (minimum $40), recipient, delivery date and write a poetic message, and we’ll deliver it to his/her inbox automatically!

Can be used online or in-store.

Lumber Packs
20 BF – Cedar – Spanish
20 BF Spanish Cedar project pack Lengths: 48"-92" (last piece might be shorter to balance BF total) Widths: 4" and wider Thickness: Choose 4/4 or 6/4 lumber. We S2S by default - surfaced thickness will be up to 1/4" less than nominal thickness. You can choose to get the lumber in the rough by selecting Machining = none and get an additional $20 off. Note: Lead time is 3 working days. Ships free via UPS/USPS.
PROJCEDSPAN1001

20 BF Spanish Cedar project pack

Lengths: 48″-92″ (last piece might be shorter to balance BF total)
Widths: 4″ and wider
Thickness: Choose 4/4 or 6/4 lumber.

We S2S by default – surfaced thickness will be up to 1/4″ less than nominal thickness.
You can choose to get the lumber in the rough by selecting Machining = none and get an additional $20 off.

Note:
Lead time is 3 working days.
Ships free via UPS/USPS.