Apricot wood2017-09-27T09:35:42+00:00

Apricot wood

Prunus armeniaca is an extremely decorative wood, grateful for all kinds of design. Similar to cherry but with softer shades.
Apricot wood characteristics are dense structure and soft colors of reddish brown.
A variety of products can be made, but bowls are still our favorite.

Another fruit tree in our workshop!

Although its botanical name implies her origin is in Armenia, seems that apricot is an ancient fruit sort from China. Other sources tell it was first cultivated in India, more than five thousand years ago. Never the less. Maybe native to Asia but planted worldwide. One of the reasons is surely the delicious fruit it gives in summer time.

Has a dense treetop but its trunk is usually not that big. Also with lovely white or pinkish flowers. Resembles cherry and not just in color. They have a very similar texture but apricot tends to be heavier and harder.

Apricot wood characteristics, besides the vitamins you get from the fruits, are dense structure and fine texture with natural luster.

As with cherry plum here too one can find a lot of knots. They are not a problem, you just need to be more careful to avoid tearout. In fact, they are pretty lovely.

Wooden material is usually rosy orangish in color with red streaks. But the heartwood is darker. It has this beautiful reddish brown warm color. Pale when it’s fresh. Not as visible as with mulberry but this wood also gets patina and darkens with time.

Apricot wood characteristics, besides the vitamins you get from the fruits, are dense structure and fine texture with natural luster.

As with cherry plum here too one can find a lot of knots. They are not a problem, you just need to be more careful to avoid tearout. In fact, they are pretty lovely.

Wooden material is usually rosy orangish in color with red streaks. But the heartwood is darker. It has this beautiful reddish brown warm color. Pale when it’s fresh. Not as visible as with mulberry but this wood also gets patina and darkens with time.

Its reddish warm color makes nice contrast with darker wooden materials. We use it in combination with cherry plum and dark color wood such as Mediterranean oak or walnut. Mostly we do it with jewellery, pendants, earrings or rings.

Although not always available luck smiled at us and now we have larger amounts of good quality material.

Extremely decorative! For our customers, the most crucial of all apricot wood characteristics. Grateful for designing a variety of products, from key rings and candle holders to jewellery.

But bowls in all sizes are still our favorite. They will bring that domestic warmth to any space.

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