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Teak is one of the most common tropical hardwood trees that has managed to become a mainstay of the wood processing industry. Its water-resistant yellowish heartwood that darkens with age is very well suited in outdoor construction, furniture, and boat decks, as well as many indoor applications in flooring, paneling, countertops, furniture and structural columns.
Olive wood is a high-end product of a small brush-like tree that was closely connected with the history of Mediterranean and Middle East. Famous for its olive fruit and olive oil, this tree is also highly praised by woodworkers from all around the world who appreciate its hardiness and visual appeal.
Wenge wood from central Africa is one of the premier exotic dark wood types that is available on the market today. After excessive exploitation from the global market, wenge wood is today harder and harder to come by.
Cocobolo is a high-quality hardwood whose orange or reddish-brown heartwood is praised all around the world for its great visual appeal and irregular trace lines that make objects made from this material to look premium and expensive. Because of its weight and excellent properties, it is rarely used in furniture and can instead be found in musical instruments, art, and custom premium objects.