Purpleheart Wood Lumber

Purpleheart Wood Lumber – When freshly cut, Purpleheart is a dull grayish-purplish-brown. With drying and exposure, the wood becomes a deep eggplant purple. With further age and exposure to light, the wood becomes a dark brown with a hint of purple. This color-shift can be slowed and minimized by using a UV inhibiting finish. Purpleheart wood is used in turnery, cabinets, fine furniture, flooring, tool handles, heavy construction and shipbuilding. Purpleheart is very durable and resists both decay and most insects. Workability: Purpleheart Wood Lumber can present some unique challenges. If worked with dull tools, or if cutter speeds are too…

Red Oak Lumber

Red Oak Wood – Red Oak Lumber is one of the most popular hardwoods in the USA for cabinet and furniture making. Its heartwood is a light to medium brown, often with a reddish cast. Its nearly white to light brown sapwood is not always sharply demarcated from the heartwood, and quarter-sawn sections display prominent ray-fleck patterns. Red Oak is rated as non-durable to perishable, with a poor insect resistance. It stains when in contact with water, particularly along its porous growth ring areas. Workability: Red Oak Lumber is easy to work with hand and machine tools, but has moderately…

Sapele Wood Lumber

Sapele Wood Lumber – Sapele heartwood is a golden to dark reddish brown and tends to darken with age. A ribbon pattern is seen on quartersawn boards, and Sapele is also known for a wide variety of other figured grain patterns, such as pommele, quilted, mottled, wavy, beeswing, and fiddleback. Sapele is used in the construction of fine furniture and cabinetwork, decorative veneers, plywood, joinery, flooring and paneling.  Sapele wood is popular for flooring and stock with a ribbon grain is typically pulled at a premium for decorative finishes. Sapele ranges from moderately to very durable in decay resistance and…

Teak Wood Lumber

Teak Wood Lumber – Teak wood tends to be a golden or medium brown, the color darkening with age. Teak is a close-grained hardwood with high natural oil and silica content. It is one of the hardest, strongest and most durable of all woods, highly resistant to rotting and almost impervious to the effects of sun, rain, frost or snow. Teak requires little or no maintenance regardless of the environment. It is ideal for all outdoor applications and has been the choice of boat builders for centuries. Teak wood is now a premium wood of choice for designers in hotels,…

Utile Wood Lumber

Utile Wood Lumber – Utile wood is a uniform medium reddish brown. Its well-defined sapwood is a pale yellow. Utile generally lacks any dramatic grain figuring, which is common in the closely related Sapele. Utile Wood has an interlocking grain, giving it an alternating light and dark banded look. Utile wood is used in flooring, furniture, cabinetwork, joinery, decorative veneers, plywood and boat construction. It has a moderate rot resistance, with mixed reports on insect resistance. Workability: Utile Wood Lumber can be troublesome in some machining operations, (planing, routing, etc.), resulting in tearout due to its interlocked grain. It will…

Walnut Wood Lumber

Walnut Wood Lumber – Walnut is a family of wood with various grain and color variations, but generally similar properties. In the USA, Black Walnut is most often used, its heartwood ranging from a light pale brown to a dark chocolate brown with darker brown streaks. Its color can sometimes have a grey, purple, or reddish cast. The sapwood is pale yellow-gray to nearly white. Figured grain patterns such as curl, crotch, and burl are also found. Its working characteristics coupled with a rich brown coloration puts the wood in a class by itself among hardwoods. Black Walnut is rated…

Wenge Wood Lumber

Wenge Wood – Wenge Wood Lumber is medium brown, at times with a reddish or yellowish hue, and nearly black streaks. Upon application of a wood finish the wood can become nearly black. Wenge wood has excellent strength and hardness properties and is dark enough to be used as a substitute for ebony. Wenge is a visually striking hardwood often used for strip flooring, joinery, cabinetry and decorative veneers. It is very durable and resistant to termite attack. Workability: Wenge Wood Lumber can be difficult to work with hand and machine tools. It blunts tools and sands unevenly due to…

White Oak Wood Lumber

White Oak Wood Lumber – White Oak heartwood is a light to medium brown, often with an olive cast. Its sapwood is nearly white to light brown and is not always sharply demarcated from the heartwood. Quarter-sawn sections display prominent ray fleck patterns. White Oak is widely used in cabinet and furniture making, interior trim, flooring and veneers. Unlike Red Oak, White Oak is rated as very durable and is frequently used in boatbuilding and barrel making. Workability: White Oak Wood Lumber is easy to work with hand and machine tools. It has moderately high shrinkage values, resulting in mediocre…

Zebrawood Lumber

Zebrawood Lumber – Zebrawood heartwood is a light brown or cream color with dark blackish-brown streaks, vaguely resembling a zebra’s stripes. Depending on whether the wood is flatsawn or quartersawn, the stripes can be either chaotic and wavy (flatsawn), or somewhat uniform (quartersawn). Zebrawood’s uses include turnery, furniture, tool handles and boatbuilding.  Zebrawood is very durable and is resistant to insect damage. Workability: Zebrawood Lumber saws well but can be very difficult to plane or surface due to the prevalence of interlocking grain, so tearout is common. Zebrawood glues and finishes well, though a transparent pore filler may be necessary…

Tongue & Groove Teak Flooring

Florida Teak has just received a large shipment of Tongue & Groove Teak Flooring and is offering very good pricing on this high-quality product. The planks are unfinished, so they may be finished in any way the client prefers, opening a world of possibilities. Don’t miss this rare opportunity to acquire real, sustainably grown teak flooring for your home. A flooring that will last more than a lifetime!  – Traducción Española –  Current stock is 3/4″ thick x 6″ wide and can be cut to your preferred length.  Due to frequent request, we now carry sustainably farmed plantation-teak from South-America and Africa that…