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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
Maple – Hard Curly
Defects on one face
MAPCH1022
61.25 × 4.5 × 0.8 in

Defects on one face

$26.64

Maple – Hard Curly
Defects on one face
MAPCH1022
61.25 × 4.5 × 0.8 in

$26.64

Maple – Hard Curly
MAPCH1022
61.25 × 4.5 × 0.8 in

$26.64

Panga Panga
Small holes.
PANG1013
39.38 × 5.88 × 1 in

Small holes.

$37.31

Panga Panga
Small holes.
PANG1013
39.38 × 5.88 × 1 in

$37.31

Panga Panga
PANG1013
39.38 × 5.88 × 1 in

$37.31

Purpleheart
Light cracks, planer skip, light gauging on edge.
PURP1025
40.81 × 6.75 × 0.94 in

Light cracks, planer skip, light gauging on edge.

$31.53

Purpleheart
Light cracks, planer skip, light gauging on edge.
PURP1025
40.81 × 6.75 × 0.94 in

$31.53

Purpleheart
PURP1025
40.81 × 6.75 × 0.94 in

$31.53

Cedar – Aromatic
Checks, Knots
CEDARARO1068
40.5 × 7.06 × 1 in

Checks, Knots

$26.81

Cedar – Aromatic
Checks, Knots
CEDARARO1068
40.5 × 7.06 × 1 in

$26.81

Cedar – Aromatic
CEDARARO1068
40.5 × 7.06 × 1 in

$26.81

Pine – Heart
Defects
PINEHT1016
47.13 × 4.88 × 0.94 in

Defects

$23.16

Pine – Heart
Defects
PINEHT1016
47.13 × 4.88 × 0.94 in

$23.16

Pine – Heart
PINEHT1016
47.13 × 4.88 × 0.94 in

$23.16

Pre-cut Sizes
Blackwood – African (B Squares-1.5×12″)
6-piece pack: B Grade African Blackwood Turning Squares.Rough Dimensions: 1.5x1.5x12" - can occasionally be a bit undersized. 50% cheaper than our A grade price.Pieces might have wane, sap, rot, cracks present and/or be of lower color quality, but are still very usable.We photograph all 4 sides of each piece/pack. What you see is what you get.
BLAFSQB2004
12 × 1.5 × 1.5 in

6-piece pack: B Grade African Blackwood Turning Squares.Rough Dimensions: 1.5×1.5×12″ – can occasionally be a bit undersized. 50% cheaper than our A grade price.Pieces might have wane, sap, rot, cracks present and/or be of lower color quality, but are still very usable.We photograph all 4 sides of each piece/pack. What you see is what you get.

$75.00

Blackwood – African (B Squares-1.5×12″)
6-piece pack: B Grade African Blackwood Turning Squares.Rough Dimensions: 1.5x1.5x12" - can occasionally be a bit undersized. 50% cheaper than our A grade price.Pieces might have wane, sap, rot, cracks present and/or be of lower color quality, but are still very usable.We photograph all 4 sides of each piece/pack. What you see is what you get.
BLAFSQB2004
12 × 1.5 × 1.5 in

$75.00

Blackwood – African (B Squares-1.5×12″)
BLAFSQB2004
12 × 1.5 × 1.5 in

$75.00

Blackwood – African – unique squares
Clear.
BLAF1097
12.25 × 2.19 × 2.19 in

Clear.

$80.78

Blackwood – African – unique squares
Clear.
BLAF1097
12.25 × 2.19 × 2.19 in

$80.78

Blackwood – African – unique squares
BLAF1097
12.25 × 2.19 × 2.19 in

$80.78

Blackwood – African – unique squares
Clear two face.
BLAF1076
7.5 × 2 × 2 in

Clear two face.

$41.25

Blackwood – African – unique squares
Clear two face.
BLAF1076
7.5 × 2 × 2 in

$41.25

Blackwood – African – unique squares
BLAF1076
7.5 × 2 × 2 in

$41.25

Lignum Vitae – Argentine
Crack.
LIGVITA1003
12 × 3 × 3 in

Crack.

$60.16

Lignum Vitae – Argentine
Crack.
LIGVITA1003
12 × 3 × 3 in

$60.16

Lignum Vitae – Argentine
LIGVITA1003
12 × 3 × 3 in

$60.16

“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 – MF W1F Birdseye Maple

20 BF Medium Figure Birdseye Maple W1F project pack

Figure: Medium Color: White 1 Face and Better 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.
PROJMAPBEHMFW1F1001
48 × 4 × 1 in

20 BF Medium Figure Birdseye Maple W1F project pack

Figure: Medium
Color: White 1 Face and Better
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.

$247.00

20 BF – MF W1F Birdseye Maple

20 BF Medium Figure Birdseye Maple W1F project pack

Figure: Medium Color: White 1 Face and Better 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.
PROJMAPBEHMFW1F1001
48 × 4 × 1 in

$247.00

20 BF – MF W1F Birdseye Maple
PROJMAPBEHMFW1F1001
48 × 4 × 1 in

$247.00

20 BF – Wenge

20 BF Wenge project pack

Lengths: 60"-92" (last piece might be shorter to balance BF total) Widths: 4" and wider Thickness: Choose 4/4, 5/4 Unsteamed, 6/4 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 on rough lumber is 2 working days. Lead time on S2S is 3 working days. Ships free via UPS/USPS.

PROJWENGE1001

20 BF Wenge project pack

Lengths: 60″-92″ (last piece might be shorter to balance BF total)
Widths: 4″ and wider
Thickness: Choose 4/4, 5/4 Unsteamed, 6/4 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 on rough lumber is 2 working days.
Lead time on S2S is 3 working days.
Ships free via UPS/USPS.

$461.00$480.00

20 BF – Wenge

20 BF Wenge project pack

Lengths: 60"-92" (last piece might be shorter to balance BF total) Widths: 4" and wider Thickness: Choose 4/4, 5/4 Unsteamed, 6/4 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 on rough lumber is 2 working days. Lead time on S2S is 3 working days. Ships free via UPS/USPS.

PROJWENGE1001

$461.00$480.00

20 BF – Wenge
PROJWENGE1001