Corian as a Pen Making Material

Any drilling action will result in friction which creates heat. While Corian is designed to be resistant to heat in its use as a countertop material, that doesn’t mean it is impervious to heat. Adequate heat creation, such …

Imbuia

Imbuia earns high marks for its coloration. The heartwood color of Imbuia can vary substantially. Typically, one will find medium to dark brown colors and sometimes the wood will feature a reddish, golden, or even olive-colored cast.  …

Weeping Boer Bean

But what we do know is that the wood of Weeping Boer Bean has a dense, fine and even texture, though the grain is wavy. The sapwood is pinkish-grey while the heartwood is a dark walnut, almost black, color, …

African Mahogany

When wood workers speak nostalgically of “genuine” or “real” Mahogany, they are usually referring to Cuban, or West Indies, Mahogany, botanically known as Swietenia mahogany. The genus Swietenia is the one to which anything that can be considered “real” …

Movingui

As sometimes is the case with tropical woods, Movingui finds many uses in traditional African medicine in the areas in which it is endemic. Pounded Movingui bark is applied to skin complaints including furuncles and abscesses. The bark …

Makore

Personally, I believe that regardless whether a species is listed by conservation agencies or not, conservation and good forestry practices should be of overall concern when working with or purchasing any species. The decision to use a wood that …

Lilac

Lilac, perhaps surprisingly given that it is best known for its delicate flowers, is one of the harder and denser woods. Its Janka hardness is easily twice that of White Oak. In fact, Lilac is one of the …