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Teak is one of the most common tropical hardwood trees that has managed to become a mainstay of the wood processing industry. Its water-resistant yellowish heartwood that darkens with age is very well suited in outdoor construction, furniture, and boat decks, as well as many indoor applications in flooring, paneling, countertops, furniture and structural columns.
Cocobolo is a high-quality hardwood whose orange or reddish-brown heartwood is praised all around the world for its great visual appeal and irregular trace lines that make objects made from this material to look premium and expensive. Because of its weight and excellent properties, it is rarely used in furniture and can instead be found in musical instruments, art, and custom premium objects.
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.
Curly maple is one of the most famous grain variations in the wood industry. Instantly recognizable for its three-dimensional effect and eye-catching colors, this type of maple wood can be found in countless musical instruments, household objects, and higher-end specialty items.