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Purpleheart wood is one of the most famous wood industry exports of Central and South America. Known for its high-quality, bright purple with dark stripes heartwood, this wood manages to capture attention by its high durability, high natural luster, and strength. It is most often used for construction, flooring and high-end furniture.
Sapele is a hardwood from tropical Africa that successfully emulates the characteristics that have made Mahogany so popular. Rich heartwood colored in golden and dark reddish brown is perfect for use in creating expensive furniture, musical and specialty objects. Same as mahogany, exploitation of Sapele forests are regulated by several countries across Africa. With diminishing supply of genuine mahogany, woodworkers from around the world have turned their attention to sapele.
Basswood (Tilia or Lime tree) is a famous and widespread tree originating from North America and Europe. Since its wood structure is so soft and the grain and texture are consistent and fine, basswood has become a wood of choice for woodworkers who are interested in carving and sculpting.
Wenge wood from central Africa is one of the premier exotic dark wood types that is available on the market today. After excessive exploitation from the global market, wenge wood is today harder and harder to come by.