Wood Types

AFRICAN BLACKWOOD (Black)
Scientific Name: Dalbergia Melanoxylon (Mpingo)

African Blackwood comes from the dry savanna regions of central and southern Africa and it’s considered to be among the hardest and densest of woods in the world. It was imported and used in Ancient Egypt thousands of years ago and today is often used for flooring and musical instruments (guitars, clarinets, oboes, etc.)

African Blackwood can aid in life’s creative and intellectual changes and removing communication barriers. This wood is said to be strongly aligned with the energy of Saturn and can act as a channel between the physical and spiritual realms.


VERAWOOD (Army)
Scientific Name: Bulnesia Sarmientoi (Verawood, Argentine Lignum Vitae)

Verawood is a tree native to South America used in pharmaceutical preparations of herbal teas, it is also used for tool handles, bearings, bushings and boatbuilding. Verawood colour can range from a pale yellowish olive, to a deeper forest green or dark brown to almost black. The colour tends to darken with age, especially upon exposure to light.


INDIAN ROSEWOOD (Chocolate)
Scientific Name: Dalbergia Latifolia

This dark chocolate coloured wood is very strong and heavy, takes an excellent polish, and is a suitable wood for the black pieces in chess sets and for billiard cues. Often streaked with hues of purple and red, each piece has its own unique colour.

Indian Rosewood nourishes your spirituality and helps to manifest what you desire, dream and need to heal. The scent of rosewood is traditionally used for nervous tension, frigidity, and headaches. Its oils are said to assist the immune system, defend against viruses and even regenerate cells. It even has the ability to help cure jet lag, skin inflammations and to allow one to relax.


MAPLE (Beige)
Scientific Name: Acer campestre / Acer pseudoplatanus

This blonde coloured wood is often used in smoke houses and in culinary arts. It is also used to create many musical instruments like the violin and the guitar.

It is said that Maple retains the qualities of creation, communication, association, revolution, rebirth, healing, beauty, art, and can improve intellectual learning. It  is also known as the wood of travellers.

 

WALNUT WOOD (Nut)

Scientific name: Juglans Regia

The Juglans Regia, commonly called Walnut, is a plant of great size, with heights ranging from 10 to 40 meters. The wood comes from Eastern Europe and Western Asia. Its timber can vary from a lighter brown to a dark chocolate brown. The natural streaks in the wood also vary from dark brown to hues of grey, purple and red. The most common use of this wood is for the creation of furniture, interior coverings and wood veneers.



TASMANIAN BLACKWOOD (Brown)
Scientific Name: Acacia Melanoxylon

Tasmanian Blackwood is a hardwood native to Tasmania’s forests. Although called “Blackwood,” the colour is not at all black. Its lustrous golden brown grain has been used as a sustainable alternative to Koa. It is the perfect timber for delicate craftwork; it is easily worked, very stable and long lasting. 
Tasmanian Blackwood’s durable seed remains viable for decades, making this delicate timber easy to grow.

The colour brown affects the mind and body by creating feelings of wholesomeness, stability, and peace. Brown provides feelings of organization, history, and connection, as well as cozy feelings of relaxation and warmth.


RECLAIMED TEAK WOOD (Teak)
Scientific Name: Tectona Grandis

This strong, caramel coloured wood is primarily used for furniture and boats. The wood we use is more than 10 years old and it is 100% recycled. The wood is reclaimed, so not a single tree is cut down. Teak’s common use is for ships and boatbuilding, wooden veneers, carvings and other small wood objects.

The Teak tree is noted for its resilience and capacity to withstand changes in weather and season with an ability to bend and not break during strong winds. The resin has oil making the wood highly water resistant protecting the Teak from decay, insects, and bacteria.