Pen Blanks - Chinaberry - (set of 5 blanks)

Chinaberry blanks for turning custom pens. Nominal dimensions 3/4" x 3/4" x 5". Your pen blanks may not be pre-made. Please allow up to two weeks for fabrication and shipping of your product.

Chinaberry pen blanks are cut from Chinaberry (Melia azedarach), a semi-exotic hardwood found throughout many US states, though not native to this country.


Nominal dimensions: 5"x.75"x.75".


Relatively easy to work with, it has wonderful grain patterns and contrast, giving it a great finished look in custom turned pens. The wood is soft, with open pores, allowing for either a more rustic finish, or when filled, will allow smooth finishes and/or additional color to be introduced into your designs.


Useful links on Chinaberry:


For detailed information on physical properties of wood species, visit:


The USDA provides a large list of wood species with links to information about their properties:


If you do not know about wood allergies and potential issues while working with wood, the following link presents some information you should be familiar with while working with wood: I have used this link without permission, as I was unable to find contact information for Custom Woodworking Business.


Some useful information on preventing color changes in exotic hardwoods is available at: