Olivewood is an exotic wood that is native to Europe, Africa, and the Middle East. It has a sentimental and religious significance to several cultures and religions. The wood is hard and strong, and has fantastic working characteristics, making it a favorite for wood turning and carving. What makes this hardwood so unique is the extraordinary grain pattern of each individual piece, as well as the distinctive and inviting fragrance that it gives off. It even becomes darker, richer, and more beautiful in color as it ages! It has long been a favorite for religious, historical, and artistic artifacts. It finishes very smoothly, to a high polish.
Avg Dry Wgt : 62 lbs/ft3 (990 kg/m3) | Janka Hardness : 2690lbf (11966 N) | Specific Gravity : 0.85
Texture : Fine and even
Grain Pattern : Shallowly interlocked
Health Risk : Dust can be an irritant to the eyes, skin, and respiratory system
Color : Tan with black, gray, brown streaks
Wood Type : Temperate Hardwood