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Exotic Hardwoods and Veneers

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About Us

At Exotic Hardwoods & Veneers, we specialize in procuring the world's most beautiful woods. With a virtually unlimited palette of colors and figures in native American as well as imported species, you can use the warmth and radiance of real woods to customize your interior projects. Exotic Hardwoods + Veneers, Inc. is a team of professionals dedicated to servicing the design community. We offer an extensive inventory of beautiful, high-quality veneer and lumber from around the world, including a large selection of both salvaged and 100% FSC® certified woods for the green building community. We will provide wall panels, ceiling panels, and doors made to your specifications. You provide the design for timeless, elegant, exquisite appeal. Whether it's for kitchens or boardrooms, residential or commercial settings, you can count on us for the highest quality and workmanship. Bob Nichols, President & Founder says: "I started Exotic Hardwoods + Veneers in Northern California in 1976 salvaging "sinker" redwood logs out of the coastal rivers. Turn of the century loggers floated redwood logs down the rivers to mills that were located at the mouth. There they were sawn into lumber, loaded onto sailing schooners and delivered to fill the demand for lumber that built San Francisco. Many of these logs were so dense they sank to the river bottoms and were preserved in the mud. Being old-growth timber, these logs made excellent lumber and veneers. In later years I drove through the Central Valley and recovered California Walnut logs that were being burned as old orchards were converted into other crops. From this beginning Exotic Hardwoods + Veneers was born." Today Exotic Hardwoods + Veneers is focused on procuring FSC® certified veneers from sustainably managed forests around the world. We feel that the use of sustainably harvested wood products is more than just a trend, it is fast becoming the only way to provide architectural paneling, wood veneered doors and cabinet parts to our business, governmental and private sector clients. By specifying veneers that have been harvested from FSC® certified forests, as well as salvaged woods, you can be assured that you will be purchasing products from sustainable, well-managed forests. Our mission is to find the world's most beautiful woods for our clients and to support sustainable forestry.

Services Provided

Custom Architectural wood panels for kitchen, vanities, wall panels and built in furniture Custom wood panel fabrication and lumber

Areas Served



FSC Certified SCS-CoC-000896 LEED AP on Staff Woodwork Institute US Green Building Council

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4800 Coliseum Way
Oakland, CA 94601