Sources for Various Woods


The Wood Database


Great source to look up the properties, including grain/texture, workability, odor, allergies/toxicity and more on a large variety of woods.



Aloha Woods, Inc.
734770 Kanaiani St., Kailua-Kona, HI 96740, 808-329-5189


Good source of all Hawaiian woods



Gilmer Wood Co.
2211 N W St Helens Rd, Portland, OR 97210, 503-274-1271


Good source for exotics.



Hardware Specialties, Inc.
424 West 54th Avenue. Anchorage, AK 99518,  907-563-1312, 800-263-1312


Local source of domestic and exotic woods, also Oneway turning tools, lathes, chucks, etc.



New Beginnings Wood, Inc.
John Keppinger, 3774 Cortez Street, Klamath Falls, OR 97601, 541-273-1576


Excellent source of Madrone burl, quality pool que blanks, and Oregon woods.



Maple Leaf Hardwoods
,2056 Foust Hill Road. Hughesville, PA17737

Paul Taran -


Good source of curly maple and curly cherry.



Northwest Timber
Lewis Judy, P O Box 1010, Jefferson, OR 97352, 541-327-1000


Excellent source of instrument grade maple, walnut, cherry and myrtle.



Reynolds Hardwoods
5107 N Fishhook Rd, Palmer, AK, phone 907-746-6625.




Steph’s Custom Sawyering
C/O Steph Baxter, 10648 S E 16th, Bellevue, WA 98004

Good source of curly and quilted maple, myrtle and various turning woods.



Superior Hardwood
Fairbanks, AK, tele: 907-457-8351, Fax: 907-457-8352

Source of turning stock.



Tropical Exotic Hardwoods of Latin America
Mitch Talcove, Carlsbad, CA, 760-434-3030


Best source and prices for exotics.



North Woods Figured Woods
Les Dougherty, PO Box 808, Forest Grove, OR 97116


Figured Wood: Big Leaf Maple, Black Walnut, White Oak, Black Locust, Madrone. Wood Projects: burls, turning blanks, lumber and more....

Offers a complete line of figured wood, burls, slabs and lumber.