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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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Beautiful colors and gorgeous grains...
Nothing quite like the spiderweb like grain of Ziricote
Ziricote
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

Ziricote
Ziricote Lumber @ Rare Woods USA

Ziricote is one of the most popular, visually striking exotic woods in the world. Renowned for its “landscape” or “spiderweb” grain patterns, its colors range from medium to dark shades of brown (occasionally with either a green or purplish tint), and are accentuated by intermingled bands of unpredictable, irregular black growth rings. Sapwood is easily distinguishable by its dull off-white to pale yellow hue.

Although it is a fairly dense wood, its typical straight (though sometimes slightly interlocked) grains and fine to medium-fine texture give it cooperative working properties, as it cuts, turns, glues and finishes smoothly.

Ziricote is a close relative (and neighbor) of Bocote, with both being Central American woods of the Cordia genus. Its radical, often-dramatic grain patterns have given the wood somewhat of an ‘elite’ status among international exotic woods enthusiasts.¬† While it has never been an inexpensive wood, recent revelations of epidemic poaching across Mexico have resulted in a greatly reduced supply and sharp price increases on wholesale and retails levels.

Unless action is taken to stem the tide (of poaching), Ziricote and other Central American woods could very well be the subject of actions from CITES in the very near future.  Interestingly, the bark of the Cordia dodecandra tree and the wood have medicinal properties: the tea which is derived from their infusion is used in traditional medicine in Mexico, to treat coughs, diarrhea and dysentery.

Ziricote Lumber @ Rare Woods USA
Main Color GroupDark Brown
Grain Pattern Pronounced
Avg Dry Weight - LB/FT359
Avg Dry Weight - KG/M3980
Janka Hardness - LBF2070
Janka Hardness - N9200

BROWSE THOUSANDS OF LUMBER PRODUCTS

Individual Pieces
Walnut – African
Slight planer skip.
WALNAF1007
60.562 × 8.375 × 1.9 in

Slight planer skip.

$138.15

Walnut – African
Slight planer skip.
WALNAF1007
60.562 × 8.375 × 1.9 in

$138.15

Walnut – African
WALNAF1007
60.562 × 8.375 × 1.9 in

$138.15

Cerejeira – Crotch
Rustic.
CERECR1006
39.75 × 22 × 2 in

Rustic.

$348.15

Cerejeira – Crotch
Rustic.
CERECR1006
39.75 × 22 × 2 in

$348.15

Cerejeira – Crotch
CERECR1006
39.75 × 22 × 2 in

$348.15

Cherry – Curly
Checks, Wormholes
CHERRCUR1067
41.25 × 6.25 × 1 in

Checks, Wormholes

$23.25

Cherry – Curly
Checks, Wormholes
CHERRCUR1067
41.25 × 6.25 × 1 in

$23.25

Cherry – Curly
CHERRCUR1067
41.25 × 6.25 × 1 in

$23.25

Boxwood
Visable surface crack 1st side minor defects 2nd side var. width 3.5 - 4.375
BOX1021
27.75 × 3.5 × 1.5 in

Visable surface crack 1st side minor defects 2nd side var. width 3.5 – 4.375

$89.11

Boxwood
Visable surface crack 1st side minor defects 2nd side var. width 3.5 - 4.375
BOX1021
27.75 × 3.5 × 1.5 in

$89.11

Boxwood
BOX1021
27.75 × 3.5 × 1.5 in

$89.11

Mahogany – Brazilian
Small defect.
MOGBRAZ1044
48 × 5.31 × 1.81 in

Small defect.

$61.32

Mahogany – Brazilian
Small defect.
MOGBRAZ1044
48 × 5.31 × 1.81 in

$61.32

Mahogany – Brazilian
MOGBRAZ1044
48 × 5.31 × 1.81 in

$61.32

Pre-cut Sizes
Rosewood – East Indian (Guitar Sides)
Bookmatched Guitar Sides set
SIDEROSEEI1148
31.5 × 4.5 × 0.19 in

Bookmatched Guitar Sides set

$45.00

Rosewood – East Indian (Guitar Sides)
Bookmatched Guitar Sides set
SIDEROSEEI1148
31.5 × 4.5 × 0.19 in

$45.00

Rosewood – East Indian (Guitar Sides)
SIDEROSEEI1148
31.5 × 4.5 × 0.19 in

$45.00

Rosewood – East Indian (Guitar Backs)
Bookmatched Guitar Back Set
BACKROSEEI0289
22.19 × 8.63 × 0.2 in

Bookmatched Guitar Back Set

$55.00

Rosewood – East Indian (Guitar Backs)
Bookmatched Guitar Back Set
BACKROSEEI0289
22.19 × 8.63 × 0.2 in

$55.00

Rosewood – East Indian (Guitar Backs)
BACKROSEEI0289
22.19 × 8.63 × 0.2 in

$55.00

Turning Squares – Olive – Wild

Our Wild Olive turning blanks come in 2 sizes and are good quality lumber.

The photographs are representative of the stock you will receive.

TURNOLIVW1001

Our Wild Olive turning blanks come in 2 sizes and are good quality lumber.

The photographs are representative of the stock you will receive.

Turning Squares – Olive – Wild

Our Wild Olive turning blanks come in 2 sizes and are good quality lumber.

The photographs are representative of the stock you will receive.

Bowl Blanks – Bubinga (9x9x3)
Bubinga Bowl Blank Excellent quality lumber End-grain has been sealed Note: photo is representative of the stock you will receive.
BOWLBUB1001
9 × 9 × 3 in

Bubinga Bowl Blank

Excellent quality lumber

End-grain has been sealed

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

$60.00

Bowl Blanks – Bubinga (9x9x3)
Bubinga Bowl Blank Excellent quality lumber End-grain has been sealed Note: photo is representative of the stock you will receive.
BOWLBUB1001
9 × 9 × 3 in

$60.00

Bowl Blanks – Bubinga (9x9x3)
BOWLBUB1001
9 × 9 × 3 in

$60.00

“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 – Alaskan
20 BF Alaskan Yellow Cedar project pack Lengths: 48"-92" (last piece might be shorter to balance BF total) Widths: 3" and wider Thickness: Choose 4/4 or 8/4 lumber or 8/4 Vertical grain 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.
PROJCEDALAS1001

20 BF Alaskan Yellow Cedar project pack

Lengths: 48″-92″ (last piece might be shorter to balance BF total)
Widths: 3″ and wider
Thickness: Choose 4/4 or 8/4 lumber or 8/4 Vertical grain 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.

$313.00$351.00

20 BF – Cedar – Alaskan
20 BF Alaskan Yellow Cedar project pack Lengths: 48"-92" (last piece might be shorter to balance BF total) Widths: 3" and wider Thickness: Choose 4/4 or 8/4 lumber or 8/4 Vertical grain 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.
PROJCEDALAS1001

$313.00$351.00

20 BF – Cedar – Alaskan
PROJCEDALAS1001

$313.00$351.00

20 BF – Ebony – Amara

20 BF Amara Ebony project pack

Lengths: 48"-92" (last piece might be shorter to balance bd.ft total) Widths: 3" 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 is 3 working days. Ships free via UPS/USPS.
PROJEBAMARA1001
48 × 4 × 1 in

20 BF Amara Ebony project pack

Lengths: 48″-92″ (last piece might be shorter to balance bd.ft total)
Widths: 3″ 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 is 3 working days.
Ships free via UPS/USPS.

$818.00

20 BF – Ebony – Amara

20 BF Amara Ebony project pack

Lengths: 48"-92" (last piece might be shorter to balance bd.ft total) Widths: 3" 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 is 3 working days. Ships free via UPS/USPS.
PROJEBAMARA1001
48 × 4 × 1 in

$818.00

20 BF – Ebony – Amara
PROJEBAMARA1001
48 × 4 × 1 in