Woodworkers 8 Piece Exotic Collector Sample Kit Bubinga, African Padauk, Purple Heart, Jatoba, Genuine Mahogany, Wenge, Zebrawood, & Granadillo

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Woodworkers 8 Piece Exotic Collector Sample Kit

Discover the perfect wood for your projects!

Sample Kit contains 8 standard collectors size samples, 1/2" x 3" x 6". All are sanded smooth and labeled with the common and botanical names. Pieces are ideal for displays, testing workability or finish, or experiencing a variety of woods from around the world. The kit contains a set number of exotic hardwoods that are readily available.

All samples are cut to the International Wood Collector's Society standard size of 1/2" x 3" x 6" and labeled.

Each kit contains 1 sample of the following; Bubinga, African Padauk, Purple Heart, Jatoba, Genuine Mahogany, Wenge, Zebrawood, and Granadillo.

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Why Buy From Woodworkers Source?

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You will cut and/or glue to create the sizes you need
rough sawn vs surfaced lumber Surfaced Smooth S2S
We buy rough sawn lumber and have it surfaced 2 sides (S2S) so you're ready to work
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We stock kiln dried lumber and store it in a protected warehouse
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Unless stated otherwise, we stock Select & Better graded lumber that's at least 83% clear one side
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Various lumber thickness as compared to one another
  1. Decide how much board footage you need
  2. Factor in enough to work with! You'll want to arrange grain patterns, sort color, fix mistakes, run test cuts, make finish samples, etc.
  3. Lumber comes in random widths and lengths. If you need special size considerations, please let us know by using the "Minimum Size Request" box in the order form or by confirming your needs by phone or email.
  4. Expect your final amount of footage to change slightly. Buying by the board foot is an exercise in estimation, therefore we don't know the precise amount of footage you'll receive (and be billed for) until we physically select the wood for your order.
  5. We want to get your order right! So we may need to contact you for clarification. Please use a good phone and email during checkout.

This is the unit of measurement for hardwood lumber when it's bought/sold in random widths and random lengths.

Board footage is a measurement of volume, and it's abbreviated Bd. Ft.

One board foot is equal to 144 cubic inches.

board foot formula

It's a fraction that refers to rough (RGH) sawn thickness of lumber, and it tells you approximately how many quarters of an inch make up the thickness.

Surfaced lumber is thinner because it started out as rough sawn but it's been planed smooth. Planing removes thickness.

Rough Sawn (RGH) Surfaced (S2S)
4/4 ~1" 13/16"
5/4 ~1-1/4" 1-1/16"
6/4 ~1-1/2" 1-5/16"
8/4 ~2" 1-13/16"
12/4 ~3" 2-13/16"

Unless otherwise specified, our lumber is "Surfaced 2 Sides" or S2S for short.

Check out our article if you want the full explanation.

If you can cut your own pieces to size, here's how we can help:

  1. Enter requirements into the order form where it says, "Minimum Size Request"
  2. Tell us what you want to acheive or make
  3. You will receive wood that can yeild what you need. (You will create the final size)
  4. We may need to contact you for clarification

You will cut and/or join your material to create the finished sizes you need. We'll pick out wood that will give you enough to do that. For this reason, the final amount of footage you receive in your order will be slightly different, and your final billed charge will be different.

If you want to only buy pieces of an exact size, that will be sold differently. Please contact us for a custom quote.

Sadly, wood cannot be 100% guaranteed to be clear on both sides all the time. Most of our lumber is graded "Select" and better, which means it's at minimum 83% clear on one side.
Hardwood grades explained

Customer Ratings & Reviews

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4 Total Reviews
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April 17, 2018
5 out of 5
Great assortment
Review by  Anonymous 
For people wanting to experience exotics this is a great start package
Verified Buyer
Recommended
March 12, 2018
5 out of 5
Dependable
Review by  Don from Yukon, OK
I have always been pleased with their wood and service. I depend on Woodworkers Source for projects as their lumber selection is excellent and meets the requirements needed for my projects. Service is also outstanding.
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Recommended
October 11, 2017
5 out of 5
Great cuts
Review by  Scott from California
The cuts were beautiful. My Grandillo seemed to be a little spalted I don't know if that's natural coloring or what but it was a very nice surprise. I just wish I knew how dense they were before using handtools!
Verified Buyer
Recommended
September 10, 2017
5 out of 5
"Sampler"
Review by  Rich from
The name is appropriate since the package is reminiscent of a Whitman's Sampler, at least is size.
Verified Buyer
4 Total Reviews
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