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 agao 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.
Scientific name: Bulnesia Sarmientoi (Verawood, Argentine Lignum Vitae)
Verawood is a tree native to South America used in pharmaceutical preparations of herbal teas, but it’s also used for tool handles, bearings, bushings and boatbuilding. Verawood color can range from a pale yellowish olive, to a deeper forest green or dark brown to almost black. The color tends to darken with age, especially upon exposure to light.
INDIAN ROSEWOOD (Chocolate)
Scientific name: Dalbergia Latifolia
This dark chocolate colored 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 color.
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.
Scientific name: Acer campestre / Acer pseudoplatanus
This dirty blonde colored wood is often used in smoke houses and in culinary arts. It's also used to create many musical instruments like the violin and the guitar.
Maple is said to hold qualities of creation, communication, binding, revolution, rebirth, healing, beauty, art, and abundance. Both rebellious and tough, Maple can enhance intellectual pursuits and learning. Known as the traveler’s wood, those who enjoy change and movement are drawn to this type of energy.
TASMANIAN BLACKWOOD (Brown)
Scientific name: Acacia Melanoxylon
Tasmanian Blackwood is a hardwood native to Tasmania’s forests. Although called “Blackwood,” the color is not at all black. Its lustrous golden brown grain has been used as a sustainable alternative to Koa. It’s the perfect timber for delicate craftwork; it’s easily worked very stable and long lasting. Tasmanian Blackwood’s durable seed remains viable for decades, making this delicate timber easy to grow.
The color 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 colored wood and is primarily used for furniture and boats. The wood we use is more than 20 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.
WALNUT WOOD (Nut)
Scientific name: Juglans Regia
Walnut comes from Eastern Europe and Western Asia; it’s the source of what are the most common form of edible walnuts. It can range from a lighter pale brown to a dark chocolate brown with darker brown streaks. Walnut will often also have a gray, purple or reddish cast. It’s most common uses are for furniture, cabinetry, interior paneling and wooden veneers.