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Why WOOD ? Because it's sturdy. It's beautiful. It has a natural, warm beauty, made of grains and little imperfections, knots and splits. Each essence has its own characteristics, colour and type. Maybe it's just this mutability which makes it captivating and unique. Besides, wood constantly changes, it ages with us, you can hear its beating over time, because it is alive.

The secret of our company lays in respecting and leveraging all by making use of our deep knowledge of each essence and its specific intended use. Experience and competence which, combined with your skills, will enable you to always use high quality WOOD for all your creations: furniture, floors, doors, windows and shutters, beams, balconies, sculptures... Once the job is completed, you will know that what you have made is something new and unique, as new and unique WOOD can be.

Walnut

Botanical name Juglans regia L.

Historical and cultural information
When, in June, walnut trees are loaded with green fruits, people still believe that in the year to come more boys will be born than girls. It is a given fact that this tree keeps mosquitoes and flies away, therefore it is twice as precious as a courtyard tree and for granting adequate shade in gardens and in front of inns. Similarly, chests made of this wood, which is rich in tannin, protect their contents from moths. Needless to say, this valuable wood, characterized by an attractive colour and pattern, should be used to produce wooden artefacts of excellent craftsmanship, otherwise it is wasted.

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Cherry

Other commercial names Wild cherry
Botanical name Prunus avium L.

Historical and cultural information
The sweet tasting red fruits are often associated to pleasure, love and the forbidden, which is why they say that stolen cherries taste better. Much of this sensual power is hidden in the red, golden-brown cherry wood inspiring hospitality and warmth. Linen bags filled with cherry stones can be heated on a stove and then used as bed-warmers during winter. This precious wood inspired the creation of refined and elegant furniture during the Biedermeier and Liberty periods.

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Oak

Other commercial names common oak, holm oak, Turkey oak, red oak
Botanical name Quercus robur L.; Q. petraea (Matt.) Liebl.; Q. cerris L.;Q. rubra L.

Historical and cultural information
Up to today the value of oak forests has been measured according to their capacity to fatten pigs. Still today, connoisseurs appreciate ham from Spain and France coming from pigs fed on acorns. Excessive ship building during the XVIII century threatened oak forests, but fortunately at that same time repopulation occurred leading to the trees that are now mature to be felled. Oak does not yield quick income. If you plant an oak, you are thinking of the future. This is why oak represents continuity and strength. This plant is strongly anchored to the ground and it splits rather than becoming uprooted.

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Chestnut

Botanical name Castanea sativa Mill.

Historical and cultural information
On the southern side of the Alps, where chestnut trees have been growing for thousands of years, their wood is used in construction, viticulture and for manufacturing windows and furniture. The staves of chestnut barrels destined to wine ageing contain too much tannic acid, slightly more than oak. For this reason chestnut wood was once used to extract tannin for leather curing. During the traditional process of producing balsamic vinegar, fermentation, which is the middle phase of 5, must take place in chestnut barrels. This gives the vinegar its delicate and penetrating aroma.

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Ash

Botanical name Fraxinus excelsior L.

Historical and cultural information
From the spear rods, hoe and axe handles of the Neolithic Era, in today’s modern days ash wood is used for making hammer, pick and spade handles. Expert artisans know that the fibres must run lengthwise. This reduces longitudinal ruptures due to violent stress. Ash wood, which is stable and elastic, was ideal for making carts. It was also used for automobile chassis, however, as in the production of skis, it has been replaced by other materials. Who remembers wooden train benches with a curved ergonomic shape? However, light-coloured ash remains an attractive material for making quality furniture.

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Maple

Other commercial names Sycamore maple | Norway maple
Botanical Name Acer pseudoplatanus L. | Acer platanoides

Historical and cultural information
Up to the modern days, maple has been used to manufacture spoons, cups, plates and bowls that have been used by many populations as containers for food and drinks. The wood is not dried and is well suited for turning, an ancient type of machining: however, given the low durability of this wood, not many ancient artefacts remain.

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Poplar

Other commercial names Black Poplar, White Poplar and European Aspen
Botanical name Populus nigra L.; Populus alba L. | Populus tremula L.

Historical and cultural information
In order to escape from Hades, god of the Underworld, the nymph Leuke turned herself into a white poplar. Now this tree is found on the threshold of the Underworld, the fountain of Mnemosine. Once upon a time, during the hardest winters, raw poplar bark was chewed for nourishment. This tough, light wood was ideal for making clogs (Dutch, German or Italian). For these same reasons, during the XIX century, it was laid as the carriageway wearing course of suspended bridges.

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Beech

Botanical name Fagus sylvatica L.

Historical and cultural information:
In times of poverty, and also in the 20th century, oil was extracted from beech nuts for human consumption. Logs of beech wood could be found in every house because of their high heating power and for the need of ashes to produce lye. Beech wood is produced in steamed pieces one meter long which can be easily bent maintaining the new shape. This has made possible, for instance, Michael Thonet’s worldwide success for creating millions of long lasting and inexpensive chairs. Even if not bent, Beech is used for manufacturing inexpensive furniture.

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