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Grand Reserve is Tropical Forest Products’ most exclusive line of specialty high-end exotic hardwoods. With only the finest species sustainably sourced from remote locations, our limited selection is available only while inventories last.

LISTINGS MAY NOT ALWAYS REFLECT OUR CURRENT INVENTORY

Grand Reserve collections are subject to frequent changes. Please contact us for the most up-to-date information on what’s in stock.

GRAND RESERVE COLLECTION

GRANADILLO

Granadillo will enchant your creativity with its bold purplish, deep reds, browns, blacks, and occasional violets penetrating through this exotic hardwood. It is known for more saturated color tones and frequent figuring in the logs.

Profile: 52 mm live edge slabs

Applications: Furniture, cabinetry, veneer, musical instruments, turned objects, and small specialty wood items

Origin: Southern Mexico, Belize, and northern Guatemala

Origin: Central/South America
Janka Hardness: 15,620 N (3,510 lbf)
Avg. Dried Weight: 69 lbs/ft 3 (1,100 kg/m3)

GRANADILLO

ZIRICOTE

ZIRICOTE

Ziricote stands apart from other exotic woods due to its unique grain lines. Beautiful spider-webbing is present with amazing patterns. The variegated stripes produce valleys, plateaus, and mountains that make a stunning landscape figure and will turn to an extremely high glass-like polish.

Profile: 52 mm live edge slabs

Applications: Carvings, furniture, guitars, handles for knives

Origin: Central America

Profile: 52 mm live edge slabs

Applications: Carvings, furniture, guitars, handles for knives

Origin: Central America

KATALOX

Prized for its unique sparkling figure, Katalox has a purple, black, reddish brown, striking appearance when mixed with sapwood in live edge production. It has exceptional strength properties and is among the very stiffest and strongest woods available worldwide. Its dark color makes it a popular substitute for ebony.

Profile: 52 mm live edge slabs

Applications: Inlays, fine furniture and cabinetry, parquet flooring, guitars, turnings, and other small specialty items

Origin: Southern Mexico, Central America, and northern South America

KATALOX

ZIRICOTE

BOCOTE

Bocote has a yellowish-brown body with dramatic dark brown to almost black stripes. Color tends to darken with age. Also, the grain patterning can be quite striking, particularly on flatsawn areas. It’s not uncommon to see many “eyes” and other figures in Bocote. With its striking, zebra-like contrasts, and bold figuring, Bocote can be a very eye-catching wood.

Profile: 52 mm live edge slabs

Applications: Fine furniture, cabinetry, flooring, veneer, boatbuilding, musical instruments, gunstocks, turned objects, and other small specialty wood items

Origin: Mexico, Central America and South America

BUBINGA

Bubinga, sometimes called African Rosewood, has a beautiful red-brown color. A variety of different, quite stunning figures often decorate its grains (pommelle, waterfall, mottled and wildly flamed). The base color of Bubinga can range from a lighter pinkish red to light- to medium- brown. Trees can grow to towering proportions, so the larger specimens are often cut into large, live-edge slabs.

Profile: Round and unique shaped slabs

Applications: Veneer, inlays, fine furniture, cabinetry, turnings, and other specialty items.

Origin: Cameroon, Gabon and the Ivory Coast of Africa

BUBINGA

AFRICAN PADAUK

AFRICAN PADAUK

Padauk has a distinctive, rich reddish-brown color with a straight and uniform grain pattern. The surface of the slab is usually smooth and free of any major knots or blemishes, making it ideal for use as a decorative element. The slab’s uniform grain and striking color make it a popular choice for showcasing its natural beauty.

Profile: Round and unique shaped slabs

Applications: Furniture, cabinet, fine turnings, carvings, musical instruments, and seaworthy boats, adapting well to cutting board stock.

Origin: Gabon, Congo, Cameroon, Nigeria, and Ivory Coast

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