Griffin Exotic Wood


peroba rosa
Peroba Rosa


Peroba rosa (aspidosperma peroba)  is a wood of variable colors, from tannish to as orange as the photo, which can remind one of the skin of a ripe peach.  It originates from Southern Brazil or Paraguay.  The grain is fine and the wood is extremely stable, making this an excellent turning wood.  Reportedly, it has good sound qualities for duck calls and chanters (bagpipes), and possibly other musical uses.  All of our pieces of peroba rosa are kiln-dried.  Turns very well.  Great to work with, fairly dense and fine grained, beautiful and not too expensive!












































































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Peroba Rosa pen blank
Price: $3.50
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Peroba rosa which has been dyed pink. Another limited run and experiment like we are doing with some other woods too. Each piece is unique because the dye goes differently into each piece. They all are sent looking like the two on the left. The two in the middle have been sanded to reveal some color. The three on the right have been sanded and sprayed with a clear finish. Some are mostly pink, some are reddish all over and some have electric pink stripes. This is probably not one you'll find for sale anywhere else, because this wood is so rare on the market. Just 24 pieces available.

These are 3/4 x 3/4 x 5.75 inches, so a little longer then some.

Peroba Rosa pen blank
Dyed pink and stabilized

Price: $6.00
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CLICK PHOTO TO SEE THE SECOND SIDE.

Actual pieces for sale are shown, order by number below (NOTE: All the pieces in the photo above have a number that starts with PR, pieces in the bottom group below just have a number so please do not confuse them). These were reclaimed from an 1850's era house in Brazil. These pieces were all part of the door jams, and we are doing this work in our shop. The door jams are thick pieces, and contain nails and quite a few cracks. We are cutting these pieces from those and they contain no defects and are totally dry when made into these blanks. About 50% of the door jams are unusable, but since they are so large, we are still getting some good pieces from them. Very rare opportunity to get a wood like this (peroba rosa itself is rare on the market in any form). The photo gives you a good idea of the colors of each piece. Over the last 160 years, color has changed to this pattern from what we usually see with fresh cut wood. Very fine grain and a joy to work with.

No surprises: ALL four sides visible in photos:

Click here for a THIRD side view.

Click here for FOURTH side view.

Peroba Rosa
RECLAIMED
Piece PR1
2 9/16 x 2 9/16 x 14.5 inches

Price: $53.50


Actual pieces for sale are shown, order by number below. Click photo for the second side. These were reclaimed from an 1850's era house in Brazil. These pieces were all part of the door jams, and we are doing this work in our shop. The door jams are thick pieces, and contain nails and quite a few cracks. We are cutting these pieces from those and they contain no defects and are totally dry when made into these blanks. About 50% of the door jams are unusable, but since they are so large, we are still getting some good pieces from them. Very rare opportunity to get a wood like this (peroba rosa itself is rare on the market in any form). The photo gives you a good idea of the colors of each piece. Over the last 160 years, color has changed to this pattern from what we usually see with fresh cut wood. Very fine grain.

No surprises: ALL four sides visible in photos:

Click here for a THIRD side view.

Click here for FOURTH side view.

Peroba Rosa RECLAIMED
Piece 10
1 5/8 x 1 5/8 x 10 inches

Price: $13.50



 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

 


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