If you're looking for premium woods you've come to the right place. There're many to choose from and each offer different qualities and characteristics.

You will find some of the most rare and desirable premium woods for woodcarving and woodworking. We are not a commercial home repair store that provides common building materials. Our woods are specific to woodworking and woodcarving. These woods are picked for their finishes, textures, and applications.

Common in-store stock is about 70 different species of hardwoods. We have a variety of woods that are most common in the industry.

We also often receive rare woods that are only available in a few places within the world. These selections do not come through our store very often and our customers often follow up with us to see what we have in-stock.

If looking for common building materials we're not going to have those types of materials. We refer to a home repair store for acquiring common building materials.

Looking for premium wood materials?

Contact us to learn what we currently have in-stock.

  Species                                                                                                                                                               Force: pounds-force (newtons)

Australian Buloke[2]5,060 lbf (22,500 N)
Schinopsis brasiliensis, Quebracho, Barauna, Chamacoco[3]4,800 lbf (21,000 N)
Schinopsis balansae, Quebracho Colorado, Red Quebracho[4]4,570 lbf (20,300 N)
Lignum vitae, Guayacan, Pockenholz4,500 lbf (20,000 N)
Piptadenia Macrocarpa, Curupay, Angico Preto, Brazilian Tiger Mahogany3,840 lbf (17,100 N)
Snakewood, Letterhout, Piratinera Guinensis3,800 lbf (17,000 N)
Brazilian Olivewood3,700 lbf (16,000 N)
Brazilian Ebony3,700 lbf (16,000 N)
Ipê, Brazilian Walnut, Lapacho3,684 lbf (16,390 N)
African Pearwood, Moabi3,680 lbf (16,400 N)
Grey Ironbark3,664 lbf (16,300 N)
Bolivian Cherry3,650 lbf (16,200 N)
Lapacho3,640 lbf (16,200 N)
Sucupira, Brazilian Chestnut, Tiete Chestnut3,417 lbf (15,200 N)
Kingwood[5]3,340 lbf (14,900 N)
Ironwood3,260 lbf (14,500 N)
Ebony3,220 lbf (14,300 N)
Massaranduba, Brazilian Redwood, Paraju3,190 lbf (14,200 N)
Yvyraro3,040 lbf (13,500 N)
Strand Woven Bamboo3,000 lbf (13,000 N)
Cocobolo2,960 lbf (13,200 N)
Bloodwood (Brosimum rubescens)2,900 lbf (13,000 N)
Boxwood2,840 lbf (12,600 N)
Red Mahogany, Turpentine2,697 lbf (12,000 N)
Live Oak2,680 lbf (11,900 N)
Southern Chestnut2,670 lbf (11,900 N)
Spotted Gum2,473 lbf (11,000 N)
Brazilian Cherry, Jatoba2,350 lbf (10,500 N)
Mesquite2,345 lbf (10,430 N)
Golden Teak2,330 lbf (10,400 N)
Guatambú, Kyrandy, Balfourodendron riedelianum2,240 lbf (10,000 N)
Santos Mahogany, Bocote, Cabreuva, Honduran Rosewood2,200 lbf (9,800 N)
Pradoo2,170 lbf (9,700 N)
Brazilian Koa2,160 lbf (9,600 N)
Brushbox2,135 lbf (9,500 N)
Osage Orange[6]2,040 lbf (9,100 N)
Karri2,030 lbf (9,000 N)
Sydney Blue Gum2,023 lbf (9,000 N)
Bubinga1,980 lbf (8,800 N)
Cameron1,940 lbf (8,600 N)
Tallowwood1,933 lbf (8,600 N)
Merbau1,925 lbf (8,560 N)
Amendoim1,912 lbf (8,500 N)
Jarrah1,910 lbf (8,500 N)
Purpleheart1,860 lbf (8,300 N)
Goncalo Alves, Tigerwood1,850 lbf (8,200 N)
Hickory, Pecan, Satinwood1,820 lbf (8,100 N)
Afzelia, Doussie, Australian Wormy Chestnut1,810 lbf (8,100 N)
Castello boxwood1,810 lbf (8,100 N)
Bangkirai1,798 lbf (8,000 N)
Rosewood1,780 lbf (7,900 N)
African Padauk1,725 lbf (7,670 N)
Blackwood1,720 lbf (7,700 N)
Merbau1,712 lbf (7,620 N)
Kempas1,710 lbf (7,600 N)
Black Locust1,700 lbf (7,600 N)
Highland Beech1,686 lbf (7,500 N)
Red Mulberry1,680 lbf (7,500 N)
Wenge, Red Pine, Hornbeam1,630 lbf (7,300 N)
Tualang1,624 lbf (7,220 N)
Zebrawood1,575 lbf (7,010 N)
True Pine, Timborana1,570 lbf (7,000 N)
Peroba1,557 lbf (6,930 N)
Sapele, Sapelli, Kupa'y1,510 lbf (6,700 N)
Curupixa1,490 lbf (6,600 N)
Sweet Birch1,470 lbf (6,500 N)
Hard maple, Sugar Maple1,450 lbf (6,400 N)
Caribbean Walnut1,390 lbf (6,200 N)
Kentucky coffeetree1,390 lbf (6,200 N)
Natural Bamboo (represents one species)1,380 lbf (6,100 N)
Australian Cypress1,375 lbf (6,120 N)
White Oak1,360 lbf (6,000 N)
Tasmanian oak1,350 lbf (6,000 N)
Ribbon Gum1,349 lbf (6,000 N)
Ash (White)1,320 lbf (5,900 N)
American Beech1,300 lbf (5,800 N)
Red Oak (Northern)1,290 lbf (5,700 N)
Caribbean Heart Pine1,280 lbf (5,700 N)
Yellow Birch, Iroko1,260 lbf (5,600 N)
Movingui1,230 lbf (5,500 N)
Heart pine1,225 lbf (5,450 N)
Carapa guianensis, Brazilian Mesquite1,220 lbf (5,400 N)
Larch1,200 lbf (5,300 N)
Carbonized Bamboo (represents one species)1,180 lbf (5,200 N)
Teak1,155 lbf (5,140 N)
Brazilian Eucalyptus, Rose Gum1,125 lbf (5,000 N)
English Oak[7]1,120 lbf (5,000 N)
Makore1,100 lbf (4,900 N)
Siberian Larch1,100 lbf (4,900 N)
Peruvian Walnut1,080 lbf (4,800 N)
Boreal1,023 lbf (4,550 N)
Black Walnut, North American Walnut1,010 lbf (4,500 N)
Cherry995 lbf (4,430 N)
Black Cherry, Imbuia950 lbf (4,200 N)
Red Maple[8]950 lbf (4,200 N)
Boire940 lbf (4,200 N)
Paper Birch910 lbf (4,000 N)
Eastern Red Cedar900 lbf (4,000 N)
Southern Yellow Pine (Longleaf)870 lbf (3,900 N)
Lacewood, Leopardwood840 lbf (3,700 N)
African Mahogany830 lbf (3,700 N)
Mahogany, Honduran Mahogany800 lbf (3,600 N)
Parana780 lbf (3,500 N)
Sycamore770 lbf (3,400 N)
Box Elder720 lbf (3,200 N)
Shedua710 lbf (3,200 N)
Radiata Pine[9]710 lbf (3,200 N)
Silver Maple[10]700 lbf (3,100 N)
Southern Yellow Pine (Loblolly and Shortleaf)690 lbf (3,100 N)
Douglas Fir660 lbf (2,900 N)
Western Juniper626 lbf (2,780 N)
Alder (Red)590 lbf (2,600 N)
Larch590 lbf (2,600 N)
Chestnut540 lbf (2,400 N)
Yellow Poplar, Poplar540 lbf (2,400 N)
Hemlock500 lbf (2,200 N)
Western White Pine420 lbf (1,900 N)
Basswood410 lbf (1,800 N)
Eastern White Pine380 lbf (1,700 N)
Cuipo[11]75 lbf (330 N)
Balsa[11]70 lbf (310 N)
Balsa, softest wood ever measured: single unusual example[11]22 lbf (98 N)