John Hobbs Croquet Mallets

Some woods

These are some of the woods I have used to make mallets. I build up a stock over winter but I cannot guarantee to have all of them. Some of the pictures are of mallets I've made in the past and I've included them because they are very attractive and illustrate how much wood varies.

In the 'Stock' column I've put 'Yes' if it's normall available; Some, meaning I have some in stock now, but cannot necessarily get more: 'rare' means I may find some and 'gone' means I am unlikely to get any more.

The 'Premium' column shows how much extra the wood costs.

In the 'Press' column it shows the button on the left to press to see the wood

Name Press button General colouring Stock Premium
Indian rosewood Rosewood Dark brown, dark stripes Yes £5
Mahogany Mahogany Beige with wavy grain Yes
Padauk Purpleheart Brilliant red Yes
Imbuya More Light brown No
Purpleheart Purpleheart Purple when freshly cut Yes
Chechen Rosewood Brown, dark stripes Yes
Cocobolo Mahogany Exotic grain, rich brown Yes £15
Zebrano Rosewood Beige with brown stripes No
Ebony,Papua New Guinea Exotics Beige with black patterns gone £15
Columbian Rosewood Exotics Orange, good grain Yes £3
Vera wood Purpleheart Medium brown with stripes No
Yew (see notes about it) Mahogany Pale, with wild grain Some
Ropala lacewood Exotics Wine colour, exotic sides No
Satine Exotics 2 Rich pink and beige No
Caretto Exotics 2 Pale pink and beige No £3
Bocote Exotics 2 Black grain beige ground One £10
Bubinga More Orange with good grain Some
Beech English Pale with fine grain Yes
Oak English Pale, beige grain stripes No

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