Monday, November 24, 2008

Marble Wood "Exotic Wood"

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Marblewood is an exotic wood that comes from South America. Here is what "" has to say about it, and he deals with Exotic woods all the time.

Zygia racemosa

Zygia racemosa (syn. Marmaroxylon racemosum, Pithecellobium racemosum) of the family Leguminosae (subfamily Mimosoideae), the legume or pea family

NOTE: there are numerous woods that have the common name "marblewood" (notably East Indian Ebony but many others as well), but this is what should really be meant when using that term. It is very distinctive, rare, and expensive. It is a South American wood and looks somewhat like zebrawood but with a wider spacing of the light/dark stripes.

The Marblewood Exotic flag case that I am working on should be on my site by Dec. 1, 2008. Please stop by and do tell a friend to have a look as well.
Thanks, Richard (MFDC)

Wenge Wood "Exotic Wood"

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Hello this is Richard! I have just completed my newest style of Exotic MFDC (flag case). The wood is called "Wenge" wood, it comes from Central Africa (Tanzinia and Mozambique). Its colors are brown tones, from light to dark. You have to see it to just get a taste of its beauty. Seeing it in person says it all.

This MFDC is 5" (inches) in width and hand crafted "stoppers" are attached to the inside of the flag case so that the burial flag does not move around. The Wenge MFDC is litely decorated on the front, but the Exotic wood is the main attraction.
Please visit my site and look at all the others that I have created. If you have any questions, just ask. You can email me from my "Contact" page. I love answering any and all questions about my craft.
Have a Blessed day!
Richard (MFDC)