1 - How long will it take to receive my order?
The quick answer is we strive to fill all orders within 1 week of receipt and usually ship things sooner than that. Occasionally, it will take us longer to fill orders based on the availability of raw materials. We do build a limited amount of inventory prior to peak selling periods. However, since we specialize in products which typically combine one or more unique, imported components, at times factors beyond our control make it difficult for us to fill orders as quickly as we would like.
If you have a specific availability requirement, please contact us and we will do everything possible to meet your needs or suggest viable alternatives.
2 - I want something not shown, can you make it?
Chances are yes. If you want a special piece and describe it to us, we will sketch it for you and will start once you approve the plans. We actually got started doing nothing but custom pieces.
3 - How do these exotic woods differ from domestic hardwoods?
Most of them are harder and heavier (up to twice) as Oak. This requires special construction techniques, extra heavy duty equipment and more frequent sharpening of the planer/saw blades. However, the end result is worth the extra effort.
The hardness of these species enables them to take a finish much better than softer, domestic hardwoods. This allows the true character of these beautiful woods to come to the surface. Our designs are very traditional as the focal point of the piece is the beautiful color, graining and unique characteristics of each of the various exotic woods featured.
In terms of cost all of our exotic woods are much more expensive than premium domestic hardwoods. Our best selling exotic wood costs five times as much as Select Oak. Our raw material cost is the largest expense we have.
4 - Natural Variation
All of our products, whether they consist of wood, hide, horn, tusk, antler, etc. will vary from piece to piece in color, visual appearance, size, shape, etc. We select our raw materials very carefully and only the finest pieces are offered for sale, but since each one is unique, there will be a natural variation between them. You can order samples of "Trophy Room" exotic wood
5 - Sourcing
African Sporting Creations LLC. only offers animal products for sale that have been cleared with US Customs and US Fish and Wildlife Services.
We obtain our products only from reputable, ethical and legal sources. We obtain our African skins, horns and warthog tusks from a company that only processes animal harvested through government approved animal reduction programs. No animals have been destroyed specifically for our use. Our utilization of these natural resources helps support programs which allow African Wildlife to continue to prosper.
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