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Juglans nigra / Juglans Hindsii
Claro Walnut grown in Oregon, is usually a cross between Eastern Black Walnut and California Claro Walnut, but some of the trees are pure Black or Claro. Lots of rain, mild winters, a mineral rich soil, and occasional days of sunshine combine to produce Walnut trees that grow up to 6' diameter in about 100 years.
Claro Walnut lumber is beautiful with deep rich brown and purple tones. Some of the boards have marble cake pigment figure with blacks, greys, greens, golds and reds. We also have some material with curl figure (Fiddleback) in musical and furniture grades. Over the years we have come to love the beauty, stability, and machineability of Claro Walnut. It is the finest temperate zone hardwood and ranks with Brazilian Rosewood and a few others as a truly world class material.
Juglans Hindsii to Juglans regia
Sawn by us from old orchards being removed in California, these are high grafted stumps with Claro Walnut on the lower part of the board, and English Walnut above the graft. The boards have wild figure with cluster burl, curl, and great reddish brown color. Used for guitars, jewelry boxes, cabinet doors, small table tops, or anything that calls for wide short boards with great figure.
From the proprietor's reserve, sawed in the late 1980's.
From Guatemala and Belize (which used to be British Honduras), this in one of the small family of genuine Rosewoods. Strikingly beautiful with pinkish-brown to purple heartwood, figured with alternating bands of darker and lighter colors and some black ribbon figure. The material is exceptionally hard and strong, almost stone-like, and takes a beautiful polish.
Pahudia Cochinchinensis or Afzelia xylocarpa
From the proprietor's reserve, sawed in the 1990's.
Beng is also called Rosewood in Cambodia, because of its beautiful reddish brown color, but it is not a true Rosewood, so we use its Cambodian name. We are told it is very similar to African Afzelia. It is hard, very stable, machines beautifully and is a pleasure to work with. We sawed most of our cants into wide book matched sets or vertical grain boards. This is one or our favorite materials; Asians and Europeans are familiar with it but it is very rare now and almost unheard of in the United States.