Essences


Area of origin: tropical forests of Africa. Heartwood is a very dark brown with black application of a wood finish ( particularly an oil- finish ) , the wood can become nearly black. Grain is straight , with a very coarse texture, low natural luster. Extremely durable and resistant, tolerates moisture. The wood is very elegant and decorative. It is used for the production of classical and modern furniture.


Area of Origin: Central and South America. Heartwood can vary in colour from a reddish brown to a more yellowish olive brown, to a dark blackish brown, sometimes with contrasting darker brown /black stripes. Medium texture with the grain varying from straight to irregular and / or interlocked. It is considered the most durable wood. It is suitable for any type of internal and external use.


Area of origin: Tanzania. Usually straight grained with a very fine, even texture. Dark yellowish brown heartwood (sometimes with darker streaks) and narrow grayish sapwood. Very heavy, hard and dense with a high resistance to abrasion. Stable in use and quite durable.


Area of origin: Central and Eastern Europe. Yellowish brown with medium texture and straight grain, relatively free from knots. Very hard wood, with a good stability and durability, qualities that improve in seasoned oak. It is suitable for all types of work.


Area of origin: Nigeria, Ivory Coast, Cameroon, Ghana. It is a golden brown to light red brown wood sometimes with darker veins .Colour tends to darken with age. Grain is interlocked with a uniform, medium to coarse texture, naturally lustrous. Very durable and quite hard to work. Very compact.


Area of origin: South America. Heartwood tends to be a medium to dark brown, sometimes with a deddish or purplish hue, some pieces may have streaks of yellowish or greenish brown, Grain is interlocked with a medium texture and a waxy feel . Excellent durability. It is used for furnishing interiors, flooring and outdoor structures.


Area of origin: South America. The sapwood of cabreuva is pale- brown , while the heartwood is purplish- red in colour . The species has an interlocked grain and possesses a medium- grade texture. On exposure to sunlight the cabreuva tends to darken. High hardness and low oxidation are characteristics of this wood.


Area of origin: West Africa. Wood of great quality. Heartwood is typ[ically yellowish brown .It can have an either reddish or olive hue. Colour tends to darken with age. Hard wood, grain usually straight though it can also be interlocked ,with a fine uniform texture and good natural luster. . Used for boatbuilding,, flooring and furniture.


Area of origin: tropical countries, South and South-East Asia. It has a golden-brown colour, with greenish, sometimes black and grey grains. Eventually, it tends to clear. Compact wood with wide texture and few knots. It contains an oily resin which is resistant to water, insects and to plant parasites (fungi). Good resistance to shock and bending. It is of great value, suitable for both indoor and outdoor uses, especially for naval works.


Area of origin: Southern Europe. Heartwood is a cream or yellowish brown with darker brown or black contrasting streaks. Colour tends to deepen with age Olive is sometimes figured with curly or wavy grain, burl or wild grain. Grain may be straight, interlocked or wild. Fine uniform texture with moderate natural luster.


Area of origin: tropical countries, South and South-East Asia. It has a golden-brown colour, with greenish, sometimes black and grey grains. Eventually, it tends to clear. Compact wood with wide texture and few knots. It contains an oily resin which is resistant to water, insects and to plant parasites (fungi). Good resistance to shock and bending. It is of great value, suitable for both indoor and outdoor uses, especially for naval works.


Area of origin: Canada. Wood with a colouring that ranges from white to pale cream, until you get to shades of pink, a colour that can be maintained over time . Semi-hard and porous, characterized by a clear, harmonious and quality grain with compact fibers. Precious wood, with a high strength and hardness. It is used for interiors, perfect for the production of luxury furniture.


Area of origin: Central and South – America. Very hard wood. Heartwood varies from a light orangish brown to a darker reddish brown, sometimes with contrasting grayish brown streaks Colour tends to darken upon exposure to light. Grain is typically interlocked with a medium to coarse texture. Good naturalluster… Wood extraordinary decorative appearance, with coarse-grain and medium texture.Good natural luster. For both indoor and outdoor uses.


Area of origin: tropical forests of Africa. Heartwood is a very dark brown with black application of a wood finish ( particularly an oil-finish), the wood can become early black. Grain is straight, with a very coarse texture, low natural luster. Extremely durable and resistant, tolerates moisture. The wood is very elegant and decorative. It is used for the production of classical and modern furniture.


Area of origin: Central – Southen Europe, in Italy throughout the Alps. Can also be found in North America and Eastern and Central Asia.
Pale colored wood, with a sinuous brownish or reddish texture. Soft and elastic but very resistant outdoors. It is a wood of excellent quality and of great use. It is used in carpentry and woodworking as in furniture’s frames, but also for musical instruments and several naval components.


Area of origin: Mediterranean area and parts of central and northern Europe, such as Switzerland, Germany and southern England.
Wood of ocher-reddish color, texture and large fibers with properties similar to Oak. Very stable wood, very durable when in contact with water and resistant to insects attack.
It is used for the construction of stairs, for different elements of woodworking , for tables, cabinets, and in general for all types of furniture, especially for outdoor use.