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Teak

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Teak

  • Teak is also known as Kyun (Burma), Teck (French), Teca (Spanish).
  • It is native to India, Burma, Thailand, Indochina, including Indonesia. Extensively cultivated in plantations within its natural range as well as in tropical areas of Africa and Latin America.
  • Teak can grow to 130 - 150 ft tall.
  • Teak heartwood is dark golden yellow, turning a dark brown with exposure to air and light. It is often variable in color when freshly machined. showing blotches and streaks of various shades. Teak sapwood is pale yellow and sharply demarcated.

-- from Righteous Wood
(modified 2014/09/05)

Thuya Burl

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Thuya Burl

  • Thuya wood is valued for it's extraordinary grain and fragrant aroma.
  • The popularity of objects created from it soared in the early 20th century while Morocco was under the French protectorate. Countless elaborate pieces were commisioned for export to wealthy European families.
  • Today there are dozens of Thuya workshops lining the streets of Essaouira, and the focus has turned away from creating fancy armoires and the like (though these are certainly still made and with great skill) to creating more artistic pieces and simpler objects aimed at the recent flood of tourists.
  • The entire Thuya tree is used by the woodworkers, but it is the objects created from the roots of the tree that are the most highly prized.
  • Beautiful, complex grains unlike any other wood can be found in the root wood. It is the root that is most often used for making bowls and other sculptured pieces.

-- from Medina Imports
(modified 2014/09/05)

Tulipwood

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Tulipwood

  • Tulipwood grows in Brazil.
  • It is also known as pau rosa, jacaranda rosa, pau de fuso, pinkwood, and bois de rose.
  • Tulipwood has a striking heartwood - straw colored with irregular streaks of shades of yellow rose, pink and violet.
  • Tulip wood was used extensively for classical 18th century furniture. Now, it is used mainly for inlaying, marquetry, bandings, turnery, brush backs, and various decorative, fancy goods.

-- from Woodbin
(modified 2014/09/05)


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