Yellow-grey sapwood, it does not differ significantly from the gray-brown heartwood - the Fluttering elm. Greyish sapwood differs from the chocolate-brown heartwood – the Wych elm. Heartwood clearly demarcated from the sapwood, but less intense than the previous species – the Smooth – leaved elm. The wood is quite heavy and hard, elastic and less cleavable; with annual rings and medullary rays, visible as shiny spots and streaks. The areas of its occurrence are: Europe, West Asia and the Caucasus, North Africa (Algeria, Morocco, Tunisia) and the Canary Islands.
(Quercus) Origin: Europe. Properties: specific grain, light beige. Application: very popular in furniture industry. It is also widely used to manufacture doors, floors and plywood.
The wood is medium - hard, with low shrinkage, greasy, water and pest resistant. Dark species is very light sensitive and it changes color when exposed to light. The wood is medium heavy and it has the tendency to swell and shrink. It requires careful drying, but it doesn’t deform. It’s also good to handle. From that wood, often compared with teak, you can have doors, window frames, kitchen countertops, furniture, counters that are used in exclusive boutiques, as well as the yacht decks. Iroko has many different colors, from honey to olive green and chocolate brown. The fact, that there are no knots up to 30 meters is what improves its esthetic value. This species distributes in the countries that border on the Gulf of Guinea, Cameroon, Nigeria, Uganda, Ethiopia, Mozambique and Côte D'Ivoire.
Kosipo is a deciduous tree, from tropical areas of Africa. It occurs mainly in West Africa, the Republic of Angola and the Congo. Other popular names are: Omu and Candollei. The wood is medium - hard and it has a medium shrinkage. It's very hard to saw, but it’s easy to polish, paint or stain. It's pretty resistant, especially to termites and other pests. Kosipo has a very interesting and rare reddish-brown color. You can also see light abrasions – their opalescence is beautifully visible under the influence of sunlight. It’s well marked - straight fibers intermingle with large regular grain.
Narrow width sapwood, yellow-white, reddish heartwood. The annual growth rings are visible, with strong and dark late wood. Within the ring, There is also a border between the late wood and early wood. There are dark brown knots arranged in whorls; there are also single knots, irregularly scattered between the whorls. Young bark is brown while the old one is thick and deeply cracked, reddish-gray outside, and blood-brown in cross section. The wood is quite heavy, hard, and cleavable. Its distribution area encompasses cold regions of the Northern Hemisphere.
Maple is one of the hardest types of wood. It is possible that each part of the wood is different. Maple floors are extremely resistant and elegant and they also unique character to any interior. The species occurs in Central and Eastern Europe and South West Asia.
Origin: Southern, Southwestern and Western Asia, Australia. Brown or dark brown, straight fibers with a natural high resistance. Application: floors, stairs, balustrades, construction woodwork, port buildings, sleepers, packaging for chemicals, perfect for components in contact with water. Very hard wood.
Sapele is very characteristic of the Central Africa forest flora. It has a long trunk with a highly positioned crown. Sapele is a classic mahogany. During the period of colonisation of Africa, many materials were sourced from the "Black Land", that the Europeans were very excited about. Sapele timber was one of them, brown-red, with typical flaming stripes. And for that color, the three Sapele species are classified as mahogany.