Bloody Creek Wood Products

When I display my work at craft shows and other venues, people often ask where I get my wood. After checking out several suppliers in the Ottawa Region, I have settled on KJP Select Hardwoods. 

http://www.kjpselecthardwoods.com/index.html

Monday - Friday: 9am - 5pm
Saturday: 9am - 4pm

145 Bentley Avenue, Unit 3 
Ottawa, ON, K2E 6T7
Phone: (613) 225-6926
Fax: (613) 225-3849 
Email: karen@kjpselecthardwoods.com


Often I get questions about some of the more exotic woods that I use. here is a short glossary

1. Bubinga - 

Origin
Western Africa

Characteristics 
Hard and strong. Figure can vary from straight-grained, through to that pictured above, to quilted

Common Uses 
Bubinga is often used for "designer" tool handles, upscale furniture and turnery.

Interesting Facts
Highly figured veneer, usually from Gabon, is sometimes called Kevazingo

2. Siberian Larch -

Origin
western Russia. Also grown in Canada and the northern US. 

Characteristics
Tough, waterproof, durable 

3. Purpleheart -

Origin
Brazil and Central America

Characteristics
Hard, dense and very tough shock-resistant wood. When freshly cut, purpleheart displays an intense purple-violet color as shown, but it is often more straight-grained and evenly textured than our pictures. Colour darkens and turns more brown with age

Common Uses
Heavy outdoor construction, pool cue butts, decorative inlay, veneer,marquetry


4. Tulip Wood -

Origin
Brazil

Alternative Name
Pau Rosa

Characteristics
Yellow sapwood, heartwood has pink/red stripes on a soft cream background, fine texture, dense

Common Uses
Cabinetry, inlay, marquetry, turning


5. Pau Amarello - (aka "Yellow Heart")

Origin
Brazil

Alternative Name
Yellowheart

Characteristics
Colour varies from light ochre to strong yellow, often blending indistinctly across the surface, fine texture, finishes well with a good lustre

Common Uses
Furniture, tool handles, turnery