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Beautiful colors and gorgeous grains...
Nothing quite like the spiderweb like grain of Ziricote
Ziricote
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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
Rosewood – Amazon
(1) Small defect
ROSESPRUCE1016
16 × 4.63 × 1.69 in

(1) Small defect

$73.89

Rosewood – Amazon
(1) Small defect
ROSESPRUCE1016
16 × 4.63 × 1.69 in

$73.89

Rosewood – Amazon
ROSESPRUCE1016
16 × 4.63 × 1.69 in

$73.89

Cedar – Spanish
Slight checks.
CEDARSPAN1026
44.69 × 4.75 × 0.88 in

Slight checks.

$15.52

Cedar – Spanish
Slight checks.
CEDARSPAN1026
44.69 × 4.75 × 0.88 in

$15.52

Cedar – Spanish
CEDARSPAN1026
44.69 × 4.75 × 0.88 in

$15.52

Pau Ferro
Wane, cracks on one side and on end.
PAUFER1018
36 × 6.25 × 0.94 in

Wane, cracks on one side and on end.

$34.78

Pau Ferro
Wane, cracks on one side and on end.
PAUFER1018
36 × 6.25 × 0.94 in

$34.78

Pau Ferro
PAUFER1018
36 × 6.25 × 0.94 in

$34.78

Pau Ferro
Small defect
PAUFER1029
54 × 6 × 1 in

Small defect

$55.09

Pau Ferro
Small defect
PAUFER1029
54 × 6 × 1 in

$55.09

Pau Ferro
PAUFER1029
54 × 6 × 1 in

$55.09

Tulipwood
Wane. Light checks. Almost 4'' on side without wane.
TULP1114
31.69 × 3.25 × 2 in

Wane. Light checks. Almost 4” on side without wane.

$116.75

Tulipwood
Wane. Light checks. Almost 4'' on side without wane.
TULP1114
31.69 × 3.25 × 2 in

$116.75

Tulipwood
TULP1114
31.69 × 3.25 × 2 in

$116.75

Pre-cut Sizes
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

Rosewood – East Indian (Guitar Sides)
Bookmatched Guitar Sides set
SIDEROSEEI0227
34.63 × 5.38 × 0.2 in

Bookmatched Guitar Sides set

$45.00

Rosewood – East Indian (Guitar Sides)
Bookmatched Guitar Sides set
SIDEROSEEI0227
34.63 × 5.38 × 0.2 in

$45.00

Rosewood – East Indian (Guitar Sides)
SIDEROSEEI0227
34.63 × 5.38 × 0.2 in

$45.00

Lignum Vitae – Argentine
Cracks one side.
LIGVITA1008
5.25 × 5 × 3 in

Cracks one side.

$40.32

Lignum Vitae – Argentine
Cracks one side.
LIGVITA1008
5.25 × 5 × 3 in

$40.32

Lignum Vitae – Argentine
LIGVITA1008
5.25 × 5 × 3 in

$40.32

Turning Blanks – Maple – Hard
Maple - Hard Round Turning Blank Excellent quality lumber End-grain has been sealed Note: photo is representative of the stock you will receive.
TURNMAPCH1001
37 × 2.75 × 2.75 in

Maple – Hard Round Turning Blank

Excellent quality lumber

End-grain has been sealed

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

$27.00

Turning Blanks – Maple – Hard
Maple - Hard Round Turning Blank Excellent quality lumber End-grain has been sealed Note: photo is representative of the stock you will receive.
TURNMAPCH1001
37 × 2.75 × 2.75 in

$27.00

Turning Blanks – Maple – Hard
TURNMAPCH1001
37 × 2.75 × 2.75 in

$27.00

“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 – Boire

20 BF Boire project pack

Lengths: 48"-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 is 3 working days.
Ships free via UPS/USPS.

PROJBOIRE1001
48 × 4 × 1 in

20 BF Boire project pack

Lengths: 48″-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 is 3 working days.
Ships free via UPS/USPS.

$313.00

20 BF – Boire

20 BF Boire project pack

Lengths: 48"-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 is 3 working days.
Ships free via UPS/USPS.

PROJBOIRE1001
48 × 4 × 1 in

$313.00

20 BF – Boire
PROJBOIRE1001
48 × 4 × 1 in

$313.00

20 BF – Canarywood
20 BF Canarywood 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 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.
PROJCANAR1001

20 BF Canarywood 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 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.

$376.00

20 BF – Canarywood
20 BF Canarywood 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 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.
PROJCANAR1001

$376.00

20 BF – Canarywood
PROJCANAR1001