Additional Species

General Info and Benefits

As a custom manufacturer, Decore-ative Specialties offers nearly every wood species. If you don't see the material you are looking for below, please contact our Customer Service Department to discuss your project needs.
  • Basswood
    Basswood
    Basswood is typically noted as being white in color with an allowance for brown or gray mineral streaking. It has a soft texture and relatively little grain.
  • Bubinga
    Bubinga
    Referred to sometimes as African Rosewood, Bubinga is an exotic material which displays various red shades and purple overtones. Featuring a relatively straight grain pattern, this material can also show a wavy figured pattern in the color, and possible pockets of sapwood.
  • Butternut
    Butternut
    Displaying tones from light to medium brown, with darker red-toned streaks, Butternut has a straight grain pattern and medium to coarse texture. It is also known as White Walnut (since it is a close relative of Black Walnut.)
  • Padauk
    Padauk
    Padauk is an exotic material which displays bright orange and red tones that can darken over time, with darker purple-brown streaks. Its grain can range from straight, to wavy and interlocking. Padauk has a consistent, moderately coarse texture.
  • Philippine Mahogany
    Philippine Mahogany
    Philippine Mahogany will vary from a light reddish to dark red in color and offers a straight grain pattern. Due to a shortage of available veneers, Philippine Mahogany is not offered in recessed door styles.
  • Purpleheart
    Purpleheart
    When freshly cut, the heartwood is a dull grayish/purplish brown. Upon exposure to air, the wood becomes purple in color. With further age and exposure to UV light, the wood becomes a dark brown with a hint of purple.
  • Redwood
    Redwood
    The heartwood color can range from a light pinkish brown to deep reddish brown while the sapwood is a pale white/yellow color. Redwood trees are native to central and northern California and southern Oregon.
  • Rosewood
    Rosewood
    The heartwood ranges from a light yellow-brown to a darker orange or reddish brown. Darker black streaks are common, and can produce a grain figure known as “spider-webbing” or “landscape.” The sapwood is a pale yellow.
  • Sapele
    Sapele
    The wood is medium to dark reddish brown or purplish brown. Color tends to darken with age and most commonly has a ribbon pattern seen on quarter sawn boards.
  • Spanish Cedar
    Spanish Cedar
    This material has a relatively uniform pinkish to reddish brown color that tends to darken with age. The resins and oils give it its insect repelling qualities.
  • Teak
    Teak
    The heartwood tends to be a golden or medium brown, with color darkening with age. Teak is native to south and southeast Asia and is known for its decay resistance.
  • Zebrawood
    Zebrawood
    A hardwood with a somewhat coarse texture, Zebrawood features a straight, interlocked and wavy grain pattern with stark differences in color ranging from golden yellow/brown and dark brown to black streaks. As with many exotic woods, color variation, small closed knots, and pin knots may be acceptable.