I am told by the company that the images identified on this site as outrageously bad representations of wood are from an earlier time in the companies operation and I do note that they now seem to have changed their ways and present much more accurate representations of the woods they sell. In fact, I have seen some recent pics on their site that I would be happy to have taken myself. They tell me that the previous outrageousness was due to an honest effort on their part in the past to show the wood as it looks with a clear finishing agent.
That's QUITE a stretch since there is NO finishing agent that would make the wood look like what some of their pictures show. Nonetheless, they DO seem to have mended their ways and the person who contacted me makes a good case for their basic honesty, so I'll assume their photographer was not a wood person, thus my inclusion of this statement. Since it was never their intent to mislead their customers, they have agree to not object to my use of their old pics to demonstrate poor wood representation, and I think that that fact speaks well for their honesty.