Olive2019-03-27T18:25:04+02:00

Project Description

Olive

Olea europaea

Origine Europe

Trade name

Olive

Main regions of origin

Europe

Character, description

Perfect wood of greenish buff colour, with brown marbling, fragrant, undifferentiated sapwood, good mechanical resistance, good sustainability, easy to process and lathe. Mainly used to manufacture decorative objects, furniture or kitchen utensils. Very dense so difficult to dry. Very common in XVIIth and XVIIIth century furniture along the grain and across the grain. The wood of the olive tree, which grows very slowly and can reach extreme old age, is the proud carrier of a cultural history which goes back to ancient times. It’s a thick, hard, durable wood which has a discreet texture with greenish-brown veins softened by cloud-like patterns. A longitudinal cut frequently reveals darkish wavy lines. The golden-brown tones of this wood captivate and bewitch those who observe them.
Le bois d’Olivier, qui pousse très lentement et peut atteindre des âges très avancés, a la fierté de porter en lui une histoire culturelle qui remonte à l’époque de l’antiquité. C’est un bois épais, dur et durable qui présente une texture discrète animée par des veines vert-brun et adoucie par des maillures en forme de nuages. Une coupe longitudinale révèle fréquemment des lignes de vagues assez sombres. Les tons brun-dorés de ce bois captivent et ensorcèlent ceux qui les observent.

Use

Art crafts. Domestic utensils, souvenirs, sculpture. Marquetry, interior joinery, furniture

Availability

1 /5

Price level

3/5