Custom color layups can be made for orders as small as two 48" x 14" panels.
Try our interactive color mixer! Click the color boxes & see the change instantly. "X" clears back to an all-natural block.
The color code for this layup is: 76666NN
These images are simulated to give an impression of the color combinations. Actual colors may vary due to differences in materials and monitor calibration.
Frogwood® is made using peeled white birch veneer, dyed and bonded using heat and pressure to make a natural wood material with superior strength and density. We use exclusively Grade 'A' and 'B' material; there may be small knots less than a quarter of an inch in diameter, and the material may contain some amount of heartwood as well as sap wood.
Heartwood and sap wood, and the naturally denser grain from annual growth cycles throughout any hardwood absorb dyes at different rates, so naturally there will be variations in saturation of the color throughout the piece as well as from blank to blank, there may be some sections where the dye barely penetrates, giving small unexpected bursts of natural color within the piece. This enhances the inherent patterns of dark and light shades within the wood.
FrogBlanks maintains tight control over dye colors in manufacturing, and do maintain specific shades of colors for all dyed material, but realistically we're not making plastic; wood does what wood wants to do, which is why it is fascinating to work with - every product made with a natural material is unique.
Please note that the dye contains glycol, and so should NOT be used in an unsealed finished product where it may leach into food.
These are the base colors available for Frogwood; any combination of these colors can be mixed to create your own custom layups. Custom color orders have a two panel minimum, and a lead time of four to five weeks plus shipping time.
Below the solid color images, you will find our standard color sets.
To truly appreciate the colors in a Frogwood blank you have to machine it, revealing the darker surface colors and the transition to the lighter core colors of every layer of the block. This section gives you an idea of the saturated surface colors of each lamination, and the cut pieces photographed in our Frogwood Blanks product pages show you how those colors come to life in your finished product.
Our darkest, most saturated color
Introduces lighter tones, great for custom mixups
Natural undyed birch, use for contrast with colors
An intense, saturated yellow
Our lightest brown, polishes to a nice gold
A softer brown with red tones
A distinctly different reddish brown, halfway between our red and winewood colors
Deep magenta with pink inner tones
Royal blue, for striking color combinations
Forest leaf green
Soft green, great for camo mixes
Any Frogwood Blank, Panel, or Cut Panel size can be purchased in any of the above solid colors or any of the standard colors shown below with no minimum order requirement.
Custom color layups are available with a two panel minimum, and a lead time of three to four weeks plus shipping time.
Charcoal, Brown, Magenta
Blue, Winewood, Brown, Blue
Magenta, Magenta, Black, Black
Winewood, Natural, Green
Natural, Black, Natural, Charcoal
Magenta, Magenta, Natural, Brown
Black, Black, Winewood, Natural
Charcoal, Brown, Olive
Red, Natural, Blue - note, this will be changing to Red, Natural, Blue, Natural
Blue, Blue, Black, Natural, Black
2x Light Red, Natural, Green
Light Red, Magenta, Natural, Black
Winewood, Green, Black
Blue centerline, 2 lams for ¾", 3 for 1", 4 for 1-½"
Red centerline, 2 lams for ¾", 3 for 1", 4 for 1-½"
Red, Winewood, Brown, Natural
Red, Green, Blue
Green, Green, Winewood, Charcoal
Black, Black, Green, Black, Black, Blue
Our color selections are made by a team of designers, hobbyists and manufacturers, including Barbara of "Quilts by Barbara".
Barbara has created quilts inspired by the FrogBlanks color layup selections - many of these are now available for adoption!
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