The woods listed are woods suited for turning lace bobbins.
The woods are not always commercially available, indicated with an *
We purchase woods from dealers that subscribe to sustainable utilisation
from local municipal tree management operations.
|Afromosia||African Blackwood||Wild Olive||Red Alder|
|Bubinga||Hard Pear||Candlewood||*Searsia spp.=Rhus spp.|
|Red Ivory||Stinkwood||Cape Beech|
WOODS EXOTIC TO AFRICA
Wood data base
A Database of Common Names for World Timbers by Regis B. Miller, USDA
Forest Service, Forest Products Laboratory, Madison, Wisconsin, USA and
J. Ilic, CSIRO, Clayton, Australia
The information in this comprehensive database will be of great value
to users of wood and wood products and others who rely on scientific
names as a key to reliable information on wood properties. The database
contains approximately 30,000 unique botanical names and 130,000 common
names including the corresponding botanical family name, synonyms,
geographic origin, and links to technical data sheets if one is
available. Many species, particularly those from the tropical countries
are known by several local or common names and some unrelated species
also share the same common name. The database will help to resolve such
problems and provide more reliable information on the woods.