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More than 100 species of lumber
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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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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
Oak – Red
Small knot one side.
OAKRED1022
54.88 × 5.63 × 1.44 in

Small knot one side.

$39.30

Oak – Red
Small knot one side.
OAKRED1022
54.88 × 5.63 × 1.44 in

$39.30

Oak – Red
OAKRED1022
54.88 × 5.63 × 1.44 in

$39.30

Padauk
Clear.
PADAUK1171
49.5 × 6 × 1.5 in

Clear.

$50.68

Padauk
Clear.
PADAUK1171
49.5 × 6 × 1.5 in

$50.68

Padauk
PADAUK1171
49.5 × 6 × 1.5 in

$50.68

Shedua
Light wormholes
SHEDUA1016
52.31 × 6.25 × 1.94 in

Light wormholes

$125.10

Shedua
Light wormholes
SHEDUA1016
52.31 × 6.25 × 1.94 in

$125.10

Shedua
SHEDUA1016
52.31 × 6.25 × 1.94 in

$125.10

Basswood

Small wave in the board

BASS1050
43.19 × 3 × 0.94 in

Small wave in the board

$8.07

Basswood

Small wave in the board

BASS1050
43.19 × 3 × 0.94 in

$8.07

Basswood
BASS1050
43.19 × 3 × 0.94 in

$8.07

Leopardwood

Cracked.

LEOPARD1091
39.25 × 10.38 × 1 in

Cracked.

$49.68

Leopardwood

Cracked.

LEOPARD1091
39.25 × 10.38 × 1 in

$49.68

Leopardwood
LEOPARD1091
39.25 × 10.38 × 1 in

$49.68

Pre-cut Sizes
Turning Squares – Rosewood – East Indian
Our East Indian Rosewood turning blanks 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 necessarily receive surfaced blanks.
TURNROSEEI1001

Our East Indian Rosewood turning blanks 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 necessarily receive surfaced blanks.

$4.00$35.00

Turning Squares – Rosewood – East Indian
Our East Indian Rosewood turning blanks 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 necessarily receive surfaced blanks.

$4.00$35.00

Blackwood – African – unique squares
Clear.
BLAF1130
12.25 × 2.19 × 2.19 in

Clear.

$73.44

Blackwood – African – unique squares
Clear.
BLAF1130
12.25 × 2.19 × 2.19 in

$73.44

Blackwood – African – unique squares
BLAF1130
12.25 × 2.19 × 2.19 in

$73.44

Fingerboard – Maple – Birdseye
Medium figure May contain light and dark color 21.0" x 3.0" x 0.30" (minimum) Manufactured with luthiers in mind, but excellent blanks for boxmaking and other smaller items Photographs are representative of what you will receive
FINGERMAPBE1001
21 × 3 × 0.3 in

Medium figure

May contain light and dark color

21.0″ x 3.0″ x 0.30″ (minimum)

Manufactured with luthiers in mind, but excellent blanks for boxmaking and other smaller items

Photographs are representative of what you will receive

$25.00

Fingerboard – Maple – Birdseye
Medium figure May contain light and dark color 21.0" x 3.0" x 0.30" (minimum) Manufactured with luthiers in mind, but excellent blanks for boxmaking and other smaller items Photographs are representative of what you will receive
FINGERMAPBE1001
21 × 3 × 0.3 in

$25.00

Fingerboard – Maple – Birdseye
FINGERMAPBE1001
21 × 3 × 0.3 in

$25.00

Turning Squares – Blackwood – African

Our African Blackwood turning blanks 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.

TURNBLAF1001

Our African Blackwood turning blanks 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.

$12.00$49.00

Turning Squares – Blackwood – African

Our African Blackwood turning blanks 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.

$12.00$49.00

Turning Squares – Blackwood – African
TURNBLAF1001

$12.00$49.00

“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 – LF H2F Birdseye Maple

20 BF Low-Medium Figure Birdseye Maple - Heart 2 Faces (Brown) project pack

Figure: Low-Medium Color: Some brown on both faces (or more figured face) Lengths: 60"-92" (last piece might be shorter to balance bd.ft total) Widths: 4" and wider Thickness: 4/4 nominal 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 on rough lumber is 2 working days. Lead time on S2S is 3 working days. Ships free via UPS/USPS.
PROJMAPBEHLFBR1001
48 × 4 × 1 in

20 BF Low-Medium Figure Birdseye Maple – Heart 2 Faces (Brown) project pack

Figure: Low-Medium
Color: Some brown on both faces (or more figured face)
Lengths: 60″-92″ (last piece might be shorter to balance bd.ft total)
Widths: 4″ and wider
Thickness: 4/4 nominal

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 on rough lumber is 2 working days.
Lead time on S2S is 3 working days.
Ships free via UPS/USPS.

$228.00