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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.


Bamboo - Vertical and Horizontal Exotic Wood

Bamboo

Black Palm - Exotic Tropical Wood from Southeast Asia

Black Palm

Bocote - Exotic Wood Species Used for Longboard Skateboards

Bocote

Bubinga - Tropical Hardwood

Bubinga

Canarywood - Exotic Tropical Hardwood

Canarywood

Hard Maple - Curly and Birdseye Maple - Domestic Hardwood

Hard Maple

Hawaiian Koa - Tropical Hardwood

Hawaiian Koa

Mahogany - Honduran Mahogany - Brown Tropical Hardwood

Mahogany

Marblewood - Serpentwood - Tropical Hardwood with Yellow and Red Swirls

Marblewood

Padauk - Bright Red Tropical Hardwood

Padauk

Poplar

Purpleheart - Bright Purple Tropical Hardwood

Purpleheart

Red Oak - Domestic Hardwood - Sustainable Wood Species

Red Oak

Spanish Cedar - Tropical hardwood from Central America

Spanish Cedar

Walnut - Domestic Hardwood

Walnut

Wenge - Exotic Wood from Africa

Wenge

Yellowheart - Tropical Hardwood

Yellowheart

Zebrawood - Striped Hardwood from Africa

Zebrawood