Maple wood belongs to the most valuable real hardwoods and occurs overall in Eurasia and North America. It is flexible and supple; however, it is hard at the same time. The annual rings are clearly visible. Maple has got a low contraction Ratio and, therefore, is ideal for this purposes.
Sandalwood has got coarse, winding and crossing fibres. The native area of cultivation of this tree in in India, China and on the Philippines. However, it’s also popular in other regions like Taiwan and Australia. The sweet and stringy fragrance is said to be warming and reassuring for the human organism. Therefore, nervous people may fall in a deep and relaxing sleep by means of sandalwood.
Hackberry trees are usually between ten and 25 metres high and with spreading branches and one can find it most likely in Europe, America and North Africa. The dark brown or reddish wood is hard and flexible and was used to produce various products since time immemorial.
Zebrano trees grow naturally in the tropical rainforests of central Africa and can rise up to 40 metres, whereas the tree trunk is usually 20 metres Long and free of knots. The heartwood is greyish-brown, matte shining and covered with dark brown stripes; which arises the Zebra pattern. Zebrano wood is hard and weather resistant, but still flexible.
Oak wood is robust and known for its durability. The greyish-yellow up to yellowish-brown heartwood has a different colour than the surrounding sapwood. The annual rings of oak wood are visible and help the wood to get an even grain.
The traditional mediterranean tree shows many different types of colours and patterns. The spectrum ranges from yellow, green and brown up to red. The wood is pretty decorative, overall because of its irregular dark/bright wood grain. The structure is regular and refined, but still tight, hard and weather resistant.
There is no connection between the rosewood and roses or rose bushes. When cut, the wood of the 10 metres high leaf tree, smells just like roses; therefore the name. It’s quite hard, dense and rough. The extraordinary colour of the wood is special: a light brown, mixed with yellow and pink.
Ebony is a dense black hardwood and is rated as being very durable. The heartwood is usually jet-black, with little to no variation or visible grain. Occasionally dark brown or grayish-brown streaks may be present.
Apple trees usually get between 10 and 15 metres high and the color of their dark heartwood differs from auburn to brown. Fruit trees provide highly appreciated, decorative woods and rank unexceptionally among the so called precious woods.
Initially the barrels used for winemaking were made of different types of wood, but over time the cellar masters realized, that only barrels made of oak- and chestnut wood pass on suitable aromatics to the wines, which store in them. The barrique barrels, that we use for our watches, are finished in oak-wood and store the Cabernet Sauvignon Riserva DOC 2015 “quintessenz” of the winery Kaltern.
Mango wood is categorized as hardwood because of its strength, density, attractive looks and of course durability that allows it not to wear out quickly and keep their high luster texture for many years.
The grain of teak wood is straight, though it can occasionally be wavy or interlocked. The heartwood tends to be a golden or medium brown, with color darkening with age.
The grain of walnut wood is usually straight, has a medium texture and moderate natural luster. The heartwood can range from a lighter pale brown to a dark chocolate brown with darker brown streaks. The color can sometimes have a grey, purple or reddish cast.
Wenge is a tropical timber, very dark in color with a distinctive figure and a strong partridge wood pattern. The wood is heavy and hard.