Monday, November 9, 2009

Exotic Hardwood

Today I quoted a customer for some Bolivian Rosewood 3" what was interesting about this was the realization by myself and the customer of how many different names this one product uses within the industry. I found a product called Sirari which is also a name for Bolivian Rosewood and then found others. So, be aware that many times a product in the exotic category can have many names. Also, wood comes in different grades so ask which grade you are getting. They are from top to bottom: Clear, Select, #1 Common and #2 Common. Many mills will mix the products to make a "Select and Better" product or a mix of Clear and Select. By mixing grades they can often get their pricing down to a more palatable price while keeping the look rich. If you have any questions about this feel free to visit our site at

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