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Wood Guide

Cribbage Supply features many types of wood for your Custom Personalized Cribbage Board.

Many of our craftsman plant several new trees in place of each one used in the design of these beautiful unique Cribbage Boards.

Alder

Alder is the common name of a genus of flowering plants belonging to the birch family It comprises about 30 species of trees and shrubs, few reaching large size, distributed throughout the North Temperate Zone and in the Americas also along the Andes southwards to Argentina.

Ash

Texas Ash is native to eastern Texas and southern Oklahoma. It is a small deciduous tree growing to 10 m tall, with a trunk up to 30 cm diameter. The leaves are 1320 cm long, pinnately compound with usually five rounded leaflets 37.5 cm long and 25 cm broad. The flowers are purple, produced in small clusters in early spring; like all ashes, is dioecious, with male and female flowers on separate trees.

Bird's-eye Maple

Grown mostly in the upper peninsula of Michigan, this creamy-white wood has a unique burl which looks like the eyes of birds.

Birch

Birch species are generally small to medium-size trees or shrubs, mostly of temperate climates. The simple leaves may be toothed or pointed.

Bloodwood

A Brazilian wood of dark color. One of the many Eucalyptus that abundantly grow throughout Brazil.

Burl Walnut

Burl walnut is a species of flowering tree in the hickory family, Juglandaceae, that is native to eastern North America. It grows mostly in riparian zones, from southern Ontario, west to southeast South Dakota, south to Georgia, northern Florida and southwest to central Texas. Isolated wild trees in the Upper Ottawa Valley may be an isolated native population or may have derived from planted trees.

Cherry

American cherry wood is one of the finest hardwoods domestically grown in the eastern USA. Freshly cut cherry is a light blonde color that deepens with age to a rich, rosy-brown.

Cocobolo

Closely related to Brazilian Rosewood, this exotic wood is grown in Central America and Brazil. The heartwood may be a rainbow hue of red-yellow-brown with black streaks.

  • Cocobolo Cribbage Board

Curly Maple

Curly Maple, also known as flamed maple or tiger stripe, is a feature of maple in which the growth of the wood fibers is distorted in an undulating chatoyant pattern, producing wavy lines known as "flames". Prized for its beautiful appearance, it is used frequently in the manufacturing of musical instruments, such as violins, and fine furniture.

Hard Maple

Also known as Sugar Maple, Grows most prevalently in New England. An extremely dense wood that is tightly grained and almost white in color.

Jatobá

Jatobá, sometimes referred to as Brazilian Cherry, is a tree common to the Caribbean, Central, and South America. It is a hardwood that is used for furniture, flooring and decorative purposes. Jatobá wood features a tan/salmon color with black accent stripes that over time turns to a deep rich red color.

Oak

Oak is in the genus Quercus of which about 600 species exist on earth. It is native to the northern hemisphere, and includes deciduous and evergreen species extending from cold latitudes to tropical Asia and the Americas.

Mahogany

Mahogany has a reddish-brown color, which darkens over time, and displays a reddish sheen when polished. It has excellent workability, and is very durable. Much of the first-quality furniture made in the American colonies from the mid 1700s, when the wood first became available to American furniture makers, was made of mahogany.

Padauk

This African hardwood has a striking, deep-red color and tools remarkably well.

Teakwood

Varying in colorfrom golden-brown to rich-brown with dark chocolate streaks, Teak's density and natural oils make it popular for use in boats and furniture.

Walnut

A domestic American hardwood which varies from grey-brown to a dark, purplish brown. Walnut produces a greater variety of figure types than any other hardwood.

Zebrawood

Also known as Zebrano, this wood comes from the Central African Countries of Gabon, Cameroon, and Congo. You may have seen it before in Mercedes-Benz and Cadillacs.

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