We love working with wood. The joy of working with our hands is satisfying, and whether we are working with walnut, acacia, or any of our beautiful exotics, the enjoyment it brings to us great joy creating beautiful items for our clients.
We purchase our woods from local suppliers and work hard to bring the best pieces to our shop to ensure our finished products reflect the beauty of the natural elements of the selected timber.
We hope our clients see the creativity and feel the uniqueness of each piece we design and create. We become more motivated to continue creating with each new design.
Hoth is passionate about the woods we select for our projects and the unique properties, characteristics of each wood, and purpose of each project is taken into consideration as we build. Our exotic woods generally come from trees considered rare or endangered or from stocks that do not yield large quantities of high standard timber. We ensure all the wood we work with is well suited for our projects, both aesthetically and practically.
The varied structure and grain, as well as the light to dark brown red, make the acacia a real eye-catcher. Acacia wood is extremely hard but at the same time exceptionally flexible.
We love working with acacia, because when it is cut, the wood has a high polish, and it has a sweet smell to it.
Padauk has a high resistance to abrasion has great strength, and it doesn't readily decay, it adapts well to cutting board stock. Padauk is a very nice hardwood that requires fine tooling and yields a stunning orange/red color. It will darken when exposed to light as a dark mahogany.
Sometimes called Zebrano, the wood is strong and stiff, with a fairly high density. However, the wood is much more frequently used for its bold and unique striping.
Hoth Zebra Wood can be found in these products:
Blood wood is a dense wood which can range in color from light orange to deep red. It holds it's color well over time.
We love incorporating Bloodwood into our:
Sapele tone is very similar to Mahogany it has a warm, rich, and wood tone. Sapele is valued because of it’s figuring and stripes that really stand out when finished.
We love using Sapele in our:
Canarywood is an exotic wood that is yellow to orange in color, typically variegated with light to dark red streaking. It has a medium to high luster. It can be some what variable in density, it is mostly a hard, heavy and strong wood.
Caribbean Walnut is a variegated medium to dark brown wood, which can have reddish to purplish highlights. Caribbean Walnut will exhibit a considerable degree of color change over time. From fresh milled, when the specie exhibits a wide range of tones, it will quickly mute down to a more narrow range of medium brown tones, which then continue to darken over time.
Tigerwood is a durable and dramatic exotic wood species known for its dark vein stripes and beautiful deep reddish-orange background. Because Tigerwood is naturally resistant to rot and decay and doesn’t attract mold or fungus growth, it’s popular not only for exterior use but also for furniture, veneers, flooring, and other wood projects as well.
African Rosewood is a very hard and heavy wood. It is primarily cut and exported from Africa’s Ivory Coast. It is very deep red in color with some sporadic darker color veining.
Purple, Yellow and Read Heartwood
Heartwood cells usually contain tannins or other substances that make it dark in color and sometimes aromatic. Heartwood is mechanically strong, resistant to decay, and less easily penetrated by wood-preservative chemicals than other types of wood.
Depending on how the wood is cut, wenge may show narrow, tan lines alongside the black. Sometimes used in place of ebony, wenge becomes almost completely black after applying an oil finish. Wenge is coarse with a very straight, predictable grain. The wood is so dense, it weighs in at about 55 pounds per cubic foot of material.