So named for its pink color, it is a variety of Dalbergia like many other Rosewood. Very used in marquetry and for musical instruments, its grain is fine, fragrant and colors ranging from straw yellow to coppery red.
It takes its name from its appearance reminiscent of snakeskin. Used mainly in cabinetry, its dense and nerve fiber does not facilitate the work of those who implement it. Light beige to dark brown with well marked veining.
Mottled birch comes from Finland or Norway. Its warm beige color background is embellished with brown veins whose cause would be the freezing of these cold regions (between bark). Its implementation does not pose a problem.
Iridescent wood, changing effects according to the orientations of the object. More commonly pink to red-brown, this silver and marbled variant is exceptional. Wood vigorous and resistant to its implementation.
This is the camphor tree. In addition to its medicinal virtues, it is with its wood that we are interested here, more particularly with its burl, this entanglement of fibers so much sought after in the crafts. Pinkinsh-brown wood, with very fine grain, homogenous.
If several techniques are used to color a wood, the most natural remains the heat treatment (220 °). Free of all chemicals, this solution offers a warm amber color. Some workshop tips and more sublimate the work.
From the family of Dalbergia, it is still a Rosewood. From orange to reddish brown, he is appreciated in violin making (Basses, clarinets, oboes) and for making decorative objects. Cocobolo is exploited after a century of maturity. Today, a very small amount of this species is available on the market.
Its Latin name "horned" comes from its great hardness, like the horn. Precious, dense and flexible, it finds multiple destinations in the crafts of wood, weapons or mechanical parts. For the anecdote, the Greeks had chosen for the manufacture of the Trojan.
The black Ebony, it is the reference, the most known, Ebènier, very dense. Used since antiquity by the Egyptians for the realization of sacred or precious objects. Today, its anthracite gray to black color is very appreciated in violin making and cutlery.