From our humble beginnings as a cabinetmaker’s woodshop to becoming a dominant North American supplier, Exotic Woods has earned the trust of many all over the world. Many look to us for our extensive knowledge and exceptional selection of wood.
Exotic Woods was founded in 1978 by John Arie Hordyk and his wife, Tetje. As a self-employed cabinetmaker with a penchant for the finer materials, John set up shop using his own woodworking equipment and sourcing quality hardwoods, softwoods and veneers from around the world. Before long, a steady stream of clientele came knocking at his woodshop door, looking to purchase the superior and rare-finds of woods for which he’d become known for.
Today, Exotic Woods occupies more than 20,000 square feet and is operated by John’s two sons John Jr. and Mel. Exotic Woods headquarters has remained in Burlington and houses an extensive inventory of superior hard, soft woods, veneers and plywood. We operate a wood machining facility and a spacious Flooring Showroom featuring stunning Canadian and European lines of wood flooring. We invite you to browse our selection of domestic and exotic woods and related products for uses as diverse and unique as you.