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Tru King

Tends to be difficult to work due to its high density. Likely to be very expensive, and seldom available as lumber; Kingwood is most often seen as smaller turning stock. Kingwood is seldom available in large pieces due to the small size of the tree itself, and is instead used as accent pieces. Kingwood is among the densest (and probably strongest) of all the rosewoods. There is very little mechanical data available on Kingwood, though given its weight, and its relation to other rosewoods, it’s likely to be extremely stiff, strong, and stable.

In terms of its history, Kingwood supposedly got its name from several French kings (Louis XIV and Louis XV) that preferred the wood in the use of finest furniture.

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Blues Bubbles 1

Ambrosia maple is not a distinct species of maple; describes a fungal discoloration caused by wood-boring ambrosia beetles. They bore into the trunk of the tree, bringing with them the ambrosia fungi, which subsequently stains and discolors the surrounding wood. The discoloration can be very similar to spalted maple, though with ambrosia maple, the discoloration is centered around the boring paths of the beetles, and their entrance holes can usually be seen.

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Don Oliviano

Because of the fruit’s economic importance, healthy, cultivated Olive trees aren’t felled for lumber; availability is generally limited to pruned branches, trimmings, and diseased/storm damaged orchard trees and prices are very high. Common uses for High-end furniture, veneer, turned objects, and small specialty wood items.

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Donna Olivia

Because of the fruit’s economic importance, healthy, cultivated Olive trees aren’t felled for lumber; availability is generally limited to pruned branches, trimmings, and diseased/storm damaged orchard trees and prices are very high. Common uses for High-end furniture, veneer, turned objects, and small specialty wood items.

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Hot chocolate

Ziricote has a very unique appearance, which is sometimes referred to as “spider-webbing” or “landscape” grain figure. Likely to be quite expensive, exceeding the price of rosewoods, and approaching the cost of some types of ebony.

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Dark Marble

It´s difficult to work on account of its high density. It´s hard ´n heavy! The high contrast between the golden body and the much darker streaks give it an appearance somewhat similar to natural marble. It’s overall appearance is very similar to Zebrawood, though Marblewood tends to have a finer texture.

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