Thursday, December 24, 2009

Olive Wood

(olea erupoaea) A long-lived gnarled tree with a short bole, often with numerous holes and cavities, olive wood is one of the world's most beautiful woods. Heartwood is light brown to dark brown with irregular streaks of grey, brown, and black, giving a marble-like appearance. Irregular, interlocked grain is dense, turns easily and cuts very clean. These aromatic blanks are selected for figure and color. Unseasoned. Can also be from prunings from live trees in the holy land for around $10 extra.