Palm wood evokes memories of days on the beach. The wood comes from the outer hardened area of the palm tree. This eco-friendly wood has black flecks on a tan background. Various species of palm trees are found around the world.
Ancient Kauri Wood
Ancient Kauri wood is the world’s oldest wood and has a lustrous shimmer. The trees were felled long ago by nature. They are brought up from underground bogs in New Zealand. No trees are cut down and the wood is eco-friendly. Each piece of wood is at least 45,000 years old certfied by Ancient Wood Ltd. through radio carbon testing.
The African blackwood tree is a member of the rosewood family. It is a dense, lustrous wood that is fine grained with an even texture and is almost black in color with a lighter brown color around the edge Considered to be an exotic species, it is native to the dry, savanna areas of Africa, particularly Tanzania and Mozambique. Each tree is small in stature, heavily branched and when in season is adorned with tiny clusters of sweet smelling white flowers. This very resilient timber has been highly valued for many centuries, especially by ancient Egyptians who utilized it for their tomb artifacts and East African tribes who still create intricate carvings from it.
Ebony is a dense black wood that can range from black to deep blackish brown in color, It has a very smooth finish when polished, making it valuable as an ornamental wood. It comes from a tree that can grow to a height of 50-60 feet with a 24″ trunk diameter. Gaboon (or Gabon) ebony is the benchmark for black wood. it is grown in central west Africa. There are few roads and most of the wood has to be carried out by hand making it one of the most expensive woods.
California Buckeye is one of seven types of buckeye tree in North America. Buckeye burl is highly prized for the beautiful pattern of burl eyes, swirls and other figures. Spalting of the wood transforms it from the off white color to a mixture of off white with grey blue or purple. Ambers and other colors sometimes also occur.
Bethlehem Olive Wood
Olivewood is an exotic wood that is hard and strong with a unique and different grain in each piece. It has long been a favorite wood for religious and artistic pieces. Our olive wood is certified from Bethlehem, the birthplace of Jesus Christ and the cradle of biblical history. It becomes darker and richer in color as it ages.