Frogwood is a manufactured engineered laminated birch hardwood. Unlike plywood, Frogwood is constructed with the grain of all the individual laminations aligned along the same direction, and every layer is constructed from high-grade veneers. This ensures that when Frogwood blanks are turned, the material cuts consistently without any tearing of the material.
ALL Frogwood blanks are cut with the grain.
Frogwood laminations are dyed using water-soluble dyes. Please note that the dye contains glycol, and so should NOT be used in an unsealed finished product where it may leach into food. Every panel of the material made goes through an autoclave moisture removal process. This extends the manufacturing time, but it minimizes any shrinkage issues and eliminates the cracking problems often seen in imported laminated birch materials.
As in most laminated bonded wood products, Frogwood does contain some formaldehyde from the lamination bonding agent. Levels are kept as low as possible consistent with the delivery of a robust reliable product.
Our dyed laminated birch hardwood blanks are manufactured in the USA and distributed from our Western New York facilities.
Frogwood® is being used in bow risers, game calls, pens, musical instruments, pool cues and many other products
This material has superior consistency and easy machinability, reducing manufacturing time & boosting your product's visual appeal
Frogwood® is an engineered laminated colored birch hardwood, similar to Webbwood™, Spectraply® & Rutland Colorwood®. It is a strong but lightweight material available in lengths up to 48", suitable for use in diverse applications including gun stocks and billiard cues.
FrogBlanks supplies Frogwood blanks cut to size, please Contact Us if you need a size we do not currently show on the site, or if you would like to design your own color layups.
Custom color and size orders are subject to minimum order requirements and may require longer turnaround time than our standard product set. A deposit may be required for custom orders, the deposit is non-refundable after manufacturing commences.
Dan - California, USA
A great blank, well packaged and fast shipping
Jeff Harrison - Maryland, USA
This stuff turns nice! [Frogwood® RHD5]
Much more smooth than rutland, and definitely more "wood like" than dymalux...
It grips very well on all the playing surfaces (slate, glass, aluminum and titanium.) The sound is very good, and lively....does not have the dull plastic tone to it that others have.
Mara - Rostock, Germany
Nice material: easy to polish, high gloss finish, slightly flexible - better than SpectraPly® and lighter than stabilized alternatives :)
Lynne - Auckland NZ
I found working with FrogBlanks on the lathe very satisfying. No tear-out, as sometimes happens with laminated wood (e.g. when working with skateboard decks). Can't wait to turn more, and apply them to other projects.
Mick- Cincinnati, OH
Cool and unique wood, easy to work with will buy again, thanks!
Used this blank on a gunmetal/gold Devin click pen. Giving this as a gift to a WVa State Trooper at my church. Thank you for a quality product and fast shipping!
Use very sharp cutting tools, carbide if possible. Medium spindle speed for turning with low to medium feed rate for roughing. High spindle speed low feed rate for finishing. Consider this material like cutting cherry not soft like pine or hard like ash. The material is birch which has been bonded together with an adhesive under pressure which tends to make it slightly harder.
Frogwood is made from birch, a reasonably open-grained material. This takes well to all types of shellacs, Polyurethanes and other surface finishes. This material can also be finished with CA glue finish if desired. In our experience when producing finished products using this material, many customers preferred a simple high polish waxed finish.
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