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Pool Cue Wood Types

Pool Cue Wood Types

Below is a listing of the most commonly used woods in today's pool cues.

  • Angico Pool Cue Wood: This is a Brazilian hardwood used primarily in cue butts. It is typically a reddish brown in color, with pleasing grains.
  • Bocote Pool Cue Wood: This exotic hardwood is from South America and is a medium to dark brown hue, similar to the color of tobacco. Used specifically for cue butts.
  • Birdseye Maple Pool Cue Wood: Birdseye is a rare growth pattern anomaly affecting the grain of regular maple. It is never used in shafts, but occasionally used for decorative purposes in butts.
  • Canadian Hard Maple Pool Cue Wood: This wood has helped to make Dufferin Pool Cues famous throughout the world. Our Great Lakes Region Maple is unsurpassed in quality anywhere on the planet. A vast majority of our cue shafts are made from this maple and even some of our butts use maple to complement a hardwood.
  • Cocobolo Pool Cue Wood: This exotic hardwood is from Central America and is a beautiful deep red in color. It is primarily used in cue butts.
  • Ebony Pool Cue Wood: This classic black exotic hardwood is found in many of our 2 piece cues. Its high density allows for a slim butt and a high weight. It is found primarily in Africa and it can occasionally have slight brown grains.
  • Fiddle Back Maple Pool Cue Wood: This is another rare growth pattern in maple, much different from Birdseye, where esthetically pleasing short horizontal lines can be seen on the maple. Like Birdseye, this maple is never used in shafts, but occasionally used on butts for decorative purposes.
  • Goncalo Alves Pool Cue Wood: This is another exotic hardwood found in South America. It is used in the butts of our 1 and 2 piece cues, and is light brown to dark brown in color.
  • Morado Pool Cue Wood: This exotic hardwood can be found primarily in South America. It is a rosewood and chocolate brown in color.
  • Pau Marfim Pool Cue Wood: This wood is used in our Select line of cues. It is light, pale yellowish brown in color and is found in the Tropics.
  • Purpleheart Pool Cue Wood: This is a beautiful exotic hardwood. It is found in South America and is purple to purple-brown in color. It can be found on our 1 and 2 piece cue butts.
  • Ramin Pool Cue Wood: This is an extremely low-density wood and therefore very light in weight. It is used for rest handles and long cues to allow the user to remove it from the playing surface quickly. It is found in South East Asia and is sandy blonde in color.

There are others, depending on the price. If you are aware of other commonly used billiard cue wood types, and can give a short explanation, please do so using the form below.

Pool Cue Wood Types

  • Title: Pool Cue Wood Types
  • Author: (Billiards Forum)
  • Published: 6/6/2008 11:19:00 PM

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