Wood Species Description
From exotic to domestic, we use a number of wood species in our layup designs for both our skateboards and handplanes. Ranging in color, look and strength, each has a unique characteristic that brings added dimension to the board's aesthetic.
Below is a listing of the wood we use. Both domestic and exotic, each species brings something unique to the equation. Click on the image or name to get a description of each wood species, including its Janka scale rating (wood hardness test measured in pounds-force), to give you a better idea of what's going into our products.
For those designing a custom board, all the images are of sealed wood, so to resemble the finished product as close as possible. However, every piece of wood is different, with unique and varying qualities and characteristics in each, so look may vary.
If you don't see a particular species you would like use in a custom deck, email us at sales [at] makaiproject [dot] com. And be sure to check in often, we are constantly tinkering with different wood species and techniques.