Scientific name: Dalbergia melanoxylan
Blackwood is a black colored hardwood native to Africa’s forests and is the perfect timber for delicate craftswork. It is easily worked, very stable and long lasting. Blackwood’s durable seed remains viable for decades, making this delicate timber easy to grow, ensuring sustainability.
What they say about it: 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: Guaiacum offinale/ Guaiacum sanctum
Guaiaco is a fashionable unique, army green colored wood. Native to South America and used in pharmaceutical preparations of herbal teas, this wood is known for its powerful healing properties. The wood, the hardest in commercial use, is so loaded with fats and resins that objects made from it are self-lubricating and nearly impervious to water. This quality and its ability to absorb stress lead to it being used for making propeller shafts for steamships, bearings, gears and mallets. This wood is very sensitive to sunlight exposure and color vibrancy might vary with weather conditions.
What they say about it: In the early 16th century local inhabitants of the Caribbean claimed the guaiac could cure most ailments. Fittingly, Guaiacum wood is commonly called lignum vitae, meaning ‘wood of life’. Its resin has anti-inflammatory properties and has been medically used to treat a variety of ailments including arthritis, gout, coughs, and rheumatism.
Scientific name: Dalborgia 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.
What they say about it: 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.
What they say about it: 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 travelers wood, those who enjoy change and movement are drawn to this type of energy.
RED WING CELTIS
Scientific name: NA
This stunning reddish brown wood is often used for flooring and WeWood uses the remnant pieces that would otherwise be destroyed.
What they say about it: 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.
Scientific name: Tectona grandis
This strong, caramel colored wood and 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.
What they say about it: 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.