Griffin Exotic Wood

Miscellaneous wood types

This is where we put the type of wood that we just don't have much of, usually they are great stuff. These woods are just too uncommon, or just too hard to get to offer on a regular basis.

unless specified otherwise.


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Biblical woods

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All pieces Dried. Super tough to get pieces with this high grade figure. Many or all were soaked in superglue that was then sanded off. Great pieces!

Notes: GG grade for: 11,12,13 / GG+ grade for: 14,15,16,17 and GG- for 18

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Mesquite Burl
Piece 17
7/8 x 7/8 x 5.25 inches

Price: $11.50

Mesquite Burl
Piece 18
3/4 x 3/4 x 6 inches

Price: $7.50

Curacao de negro is an unusual Central American/South American wood that has a very high density and very fine grain. Another unusual property of this wood is the color change. Wood that is not exposed to light is an orange/tan color. This color changes relatively quickly to a charcoal color as seen in the photo. If you want to change the color, finish final sanding and then expose the wood to direct sunlight. Sunlight through a window may or may not work. We changed ours in a matter of about 8 hours of sun exposure. This is probably Swartzia leiocalycina. Only 19 available.

Curacao de Negro
3/4 x 3/4 x 5-6 inches


Price: $6.00

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This wood hasn't been around on the market in years. We got these about 12 years ago. This type of padauk (from which amboyna burl comes) is far more colorfast than african padauk. Look at this deep red color in these pieces, they have not even started to turn brown in 12 years! The grain is also finer than african padauk with a higher density too . Dried completely.

Burma Padauk Piece B
3 7/8 x 7 7/8 x 8 inches

Price: $70.00

Bristlecone Pine
3/4 x 3/4 x 5-6 inches
Pen blanks, no defects


Price: $6.00

Bristlecone pine tree.























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