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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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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
Holly
Check. Knot.
HOLLY1040
21.63 × 4 × 1 in

Check. Knot.

$23.69

Holly
Check. Knot.
HOLLY1040
21.63 × 4 × 1 in

$23.69

Holly
HOLLY1040
21.63 × 4 × 1 in

$23.69

Butternut
Defects. Checks. Knots.
BUTTER1020
60.81 × 5 × 1 in

Defects. Checks. Knots.

$17.10

Butternut
Defects. Checks. Knots.
BUTTER1020
60.81 × 5 × 1 in

$17.10

Butternut
BUTTER1020
60.81 × 5 × 1 in

$17.10

Ziricote
Small crack on one face and one edge.
ZIRI1005
60.625 × 4 × 1.875 in

Small crack on one face and one edge.

$348.91 $296.57

Ziricote
Small crack on one face and one edge.
ZIRI1005
60.625 × 4 × 1.875 in

$348.91 $296.57

Ziricote
ZIRI1005
60.625 × 4 × 1.875 in

$348.91 $296.57

Chakte Viga

Worm tracks.

CHAKVIG1015
31.19 × 6.31 × 1 in

Worm tracks.

$33.83

Chakte Viga

Worm tracks.

CHAKVIG1015
31.19 × 6.31 × 1 in

$33.83

Chakte Viga
CHAKVIG1015
31.19 × 6.31 × 1 in

$33.83

Zebrawood
Slight bow.
ZEB1194
30.44 × 5.44 × 0.88 in

Slight bow.

$31.07

Zebrawood
Slight bow.
ZEB1194
30.44 × 5.44 × 0.88 in

$31.07

Zebrawood
ZEB1194
30.44 × 5.44 × 0.88 in

$31.07

Pre-cut Sizes
Pink Ivory (B Squares)
4-piece pack: B Grade Pink Ivory Turning Squares.Rough Dimensions: 2.0x2.0x12"50% cheaper than our A grade price.Pieces might have wane, sap, cracks present and/or be of lower color quality.We photograph all 4 sides of each piece/pack. What you see is what you get.
IVREDSQB1014
12 × 2 × 2 in

4-piece pack: B Grade Pink Ivory Turning Squares.Rough Dimensions: 2.0×2.0x12″50% cheaper than our A grade price.Pieces might have wane, sap, cracks present and/or be of lower color quality.We photograph all 4 sides of each piece/pack. What you see is what you get.

$70.00

Pink Ivory (B Squares)
4-piece pack: B Grade Pink Ivory Turning Squares.Rough Dimensions: 2.0x2.0x12"50% cheaper than our A grade price.Pieces might have wane, sap, cracks present and/or be of lower color quality.We photograph all 4 sides of each piece/pack. What you see is what you get.
IVREDSQB1014
12 × 2 × 2 in

$70.00

Pink Ivory (B Squares)
IVREDSQB1014
12 × 2 × 2 in

$70.00

Fingerboard – Yellowheart
Yellowheart Fingerboard 21" x 3" 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.
FINGERYELLOWHT1001
21 × 3 × 0.3 in

Yellowheart Fingerboard

21″ x 3″ 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 – Yellowheart
Yellowheart Fingerboard 21" x 3" 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.
FINGERYELLOWHT1001
21 × 3 × 0.3 in

$20.00

Fingerboard – Yellowheart
FINGERYELLOWHT1001
21 × 3 × 0.3 in

$20.00

Bowl Blanks – Goncalo Alves
Goncalo Alves Bowl Blank Excellent quality lumber End-grain has been sealed Note: photo is representative of the stock you will receive.
BOWLGONCALVES1001
6 × 6 × 2 in

Goncalo Alves Bowl Blank

Excellent quality lumber

End-grain has been sealed

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

$14.00

Bowl Blanks – Goncalo Alves
Goncalo Alves Bowl Blank Excellent quality lumber End-grain has been sealed Note: photo is representative of the stock you will receive.
BOWLGONCALVES1001
6 × 6 × 2 in

$14.00

Bowl Blanks – Goncalo Alves
BOWLGONCALVES1001
6 × 6 × 2 in

$14.00

Turning Squares – Kingwood
Our Kingwood 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.
TURNKING1001

Our Kingwood 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.

$10.00$35.00

Turning Squares – Kingwood
Our Kingwood 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.

$10.00$35.00

Turning Squares – Kingwood
TURNKING1001

$10.00$35.00

“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 – Granadillo

20 BF Granadillo 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.
PROJGRAN1001
48 × 4 × 1 in

20 BF Granadillo 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.

$338.00

20 BF – Granadillo

20 BF Granadillo 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.
PROJGRAN1001
48 × 4 × 1 in

$338.00

20 BF – Granadillo
PROJGRAN1001
48 × 4 × 1 in

$338.00

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