Flamewood is also known as Thai rosewood. The botanical name is dalbergia cochinensis. A very rare rosewood that is restricted for imnport through a permit process. Almost never imported anymore. Color can vary from a light orange to a deep purple, possibly due to growing locale or different sub-species. The orange type sometimes has black lines, but usually very few. The tap tone is wonderful. Very limited supply on the market. Also called Siamese Rosewood.
FLAMEWOOD CANNOT BE EXPORTED (APPLIES TO Flamewood only--thuya burl still ok to export ).
Thuya Burl on bottom
half of page:
Actual pieces shown,
Click photo for second
view. All are bare wood. Dried &
This rosewood (dalbergia cochinchinensis) is almost unknown on the market currently.
Pieces like these without defects are super rare to be for sale anywhere. A recent internet search
could find no other legal sources in the USA for
high quality squares
like these. (or flawless lumber either)
These pieces were imported long before the current import rules took effect.
This group sold in less then 5 hours after being placed on the site. We are always looking for more of this and other rosewoods to supply you. They come nearly entirely
from old stock, wood that was cut many years ago. Buying a rosewood piece from a USA supplier very rarely would ever mean another tree would be cut to replace it. There
are other sources of supply (think you can guess the country/countries) where they break all the international laws and break into national forests in places all over such as Madagascar to get more rosewood.
We do not buy from such sources and we ask you not to also, because those sources would mean that when you buy a rosewood piece, they will actually be cutting more rosewood to replace it. Not
all rosewoods are very rare, but this is one of them, so be aware of where any stock in this wood has come from.
Grading explanation for figured wood:
Gallery grade minus (gg-) is a nicely figured piece that has some figure scattered around, not tight or all over figure
Gallery grade (gg) is a highly figured piece of wood. It has very high and intense figure on at least two parallel sides, or very good figure on 3 or 4 sides.
Gallery grade PLUS (gg+) is a piece with rare intense figure that appears on all 4 surfaces of a square. Usually uncommon to rare.
Thuya Burl (tetraclinis articulata)
This beautiful burl comes from Morocco.
Reportedly it comes from the root systems of trees which have died a long
time ago. It is very difficult to find as the tree tops have disappeared
years ago, leaving small depressions in the ground where it is dug to see
if a burl is there. It has a characteristic smell and a very fine
grain. The color may vary from deep reddish to bronze to tan.
The black spots may be sparse or more packed together. Even though
the tree is a conifer, the wood is very hard and somewhat oily. A
favorite turning wood for years and as you can see from the photos, it finishes fantastically well. Now becoming rare due to import
problems and lack of good quality from the source.
Thuya burl pen blank, part burl Qty:
Thuya burl pen blank, very good burl eyes
CLICK THE PHOTO TO SEE SIDE 2.
Actual pieces shown, order below. Many top grade pieces here. The only way we are now providing it is that we were able to buy an old piece from a collector to produce some of the highest quality pieces that you see now on this page. Irreplaceble. We only hope we'll find a piece like that again some day. ALL ARE DRY.
Pieces NOT listed below were already sold, more when/if we find good
Order online, or call us
Monday through Friday at 1-970-241-2827 International callers and ALL
Note that everything on this page (photos too!)
are copyrighted and may not be used without written permission. Copyright
2006, 2020 by James Griffin. If you are a customer and desire to use some of our photos on your
website, call us with your request.