Wood end grain photos - Exotic hardwoods

Exotic woods

Click on any image for a larger view.


This is one of my favourites for texture. Its too bad the amazing grain pattern can't be appreciated with the naked eye, but I include another larger image of the cocobolo.

African blackwood

This wood looks completely black


East Indian rosewood




Lignum Vitae

Lignum vitae is the heaviest known wood, about 1.3 times as dense as water. Very durable wooden bearings used to be made out of this wood. Its grain looks fairly distinct from the other woods.

See also:

Back to Macro photographing woods