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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.
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.
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.
Basswood (Tilia or Lime tree) is a famous and widespread tree originating from North America and Europe. Since its wood structure is so soft and the grain and texture are consistent and fine, basswood has become a wood of choice for woodworkers who are interested in carving and sculpting.