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Article: Wood science: We use these types of solid wood for your home accessories.

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Wood science: We use these types of solid wood for your home accessories.

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As a company committed to craftsmanship and sustainability , choosing the right types of wood for our handmade home accessories is very important to us. We source our solid wood exclusively from surrounding forests to minimize environmental impact and support sustainable forestry. In this blog post we would like to take you into the fascinating world of wood science and give you an overview of some of the types of wood we use.
Our solid wood types for our home accessories. Highest quality to achieve unique results by hand.

Solid oak wood:


  • Oak: Timeless elegance and robustness
  • Name: Oak
  • Scientific name: Quercus spp.
  • Origin: Europe, Asia, North America
  • Tree species: deciduous tree
  • Height: 25-40 meters (sometimes up to 50 meters)
  • Diameter: 60-120cm
  • Wood color: Light yellow to golden brown, darkens over time
  • Wood features: Robust texture, high density, pronounced grain, even coloring
  • Hardness: Very hard and resistant (approx. 1,200 N/mm²)
  • Special features: Oak wood is characterized by its exceptional durability and resistance; it is resistant to fungal and insect attack.

Oak is one of the most versatile and popular types of solid wood for indoor furniture production. Thanks to its outstanding properties, it has always been a first choice for our high-quality home accessories.
Oak is known for its timeless elegance and robustness. Their characteristic grain gives the home accessories a natural beauty and gives any room a warm and inviting atmosphere. Oak furniture is not only aesthetically pleasing, but also particularly durable and hard-wearing.
The solid wood is easy to work with, giving furniture designers great creative freedom. Oak wood is suitable for a variety of furniture styles, from traditional to modern, and fits perfectly into different interior styles.
Another advantage of oak wood is its ability to develop a beautiful patina over time. This gives the home accessories an additional characteristic and makes them even more beautiful over the years.
Overall, indoor oak is an excellent choice for furniture making. It combines beauty and robustness and creates timeless home accessories that will bring joy for generations.

Solid wood smoked oak:


Smoked Oak : A touch of sophistication
Smoked oak is a variant of oak that is refined through a special smoking process. This process gives the solid wood a darker color and refines the grain pattern. Home accessories made from smoked oak exude a special sophistication and are an excellent choice for modern and elegant interiors.
You can find out more about “smoked oak” here .

Solid ash wood:


  • Ash: Vibrant grain and brightness
  • Name: Ash wood
  • Scientific name: Fraxinus spp.
  • Origin: Europe, Asia, North America
  • Tree species: deciduous tree
  • Height: 25-35 meters (sometimes up to 45 meters)
  • Diameter: 50-100cm
  • Wood color: Light yellow to pale brown, with darker accents
  • Wood characteristics: Lively grain, straight and curved lines, even structure
  • Hardness: medium hard to hard (approx. 600 N/mm²)

Ash wood is one of the fascinating types of solid wood that is ideal for making indoor furniture. With its lively grain and natural brightness, ash wood gives home accessories a unique touch.
The special structure of the solid wood, which consists of a harmonious mix of straight and curved lines, gives the home accessories a timeless beauty and a touch of elegance.
Ash wood is not only aesthetically pleasing, but also extremely durable and robust. This makes it ideal for heavily used furniture.
Thanks to its light coloring, ash wood creates a friendly and inviting atmosphere in any room. It fits beautifully with different interior styles, from modern to rustic.
Another advantage of ash wood is its excellent processing ability. The woodworkers can easily process the solid wood and turn it into elegant home accessories.
Overall, ash wood is a fantastic choice for high-quality and aesthetically pleasing indoor home accessories. It combines beauty, durability and sustainability and creates timeless furniture that enhances every room.

Solid cherry wood:


  • Cherry: Timeless beauty
  • Name: Cherry Wood
  • Scientific name: Prunus avium
  • Origin: Europe, Asia, North America
  • Tree species: deciduous tree
  • Height: 20-30 meters
  • Diameter: 40-80cm
  • Wood color: Delicate reddish brown to dark red
  • Wood characteristics: Fine grain, homogeneous structure, silky shine
  • Hardness: medium hard to hard (approx. 630 N/mm²)

Cherry wood is undoubtedly one of the finest and most sought-after types of solid wood for indoor furniture production. Its timeless beauty and warm, reddish color give the home accessories an incomparable elegance and a special charisma.
The characteristic grain and the individual wood drawing make each piece made of cherry wood a unique work of art. The home accessories radiate a timeless beauty and give every room a pleasant and luxurious atmosphere.
Cherry wood is not only aesthetically pleasing, but also extremely durable and resistant. The high density of solid wood makes it a sturdy choice for furniture that requires high stability.
Due to its natural ability to develop a wonderful patina over time, cherry wood furniture gains character and beauty over the years. This gives them a timeless elegance and makes them heirlooms that can be passed down from generation to generation.
Overall, cherry wood is an excellent choice for interior furniture making. It combines timeless beauty and durability and creates home accessories that are not only functional but also aesthetically appealing and transform every home into an oasis of well-being.

Solid wood larch:


  • Larch: Robustness close to nature
  • Name: larch wood
  • Scientific name: Larix spp.
  • Origin: Europe, North America, Asia
  • Tree species: conifer
  • Height: 20-45 meters (sometimes up to 60 meters)
  • Diameter: 40-100cm
  • Wood color: Fresh wood reddish-yellow, darkens to warm orange-brown over time
  • Wood features: Distinctive grain, visible resin channels, vibrant appearance
  • Hardness: Medium hard to hard (approx. 600-800 N/mm²)

Larch wood is an excellent choice not only for outdoor use but also for indoor furniture making. The natural resistance to weather influences, the longevity and the distinctive grain make it a fascinating material for home accessories of timeless beauty.
Due to its robustness, larch wood is perfect for heavily used furniture such as dining and coffee tables. The rustic beauty and warm color give any room a cozy and natural atmosphere.
Using larch wood in furniture production is not only aesthetically pleasing, but also a sustainable decision. Because our larch wood is sourced locally and from sustainable forestry, its use contributes to environmentally friendly furniture production.
Overall, larch wood offers a wonderful combination of beauty, durability and sustainability indoors, making it a popular choice for home accessories that are designed to last a lifetime.

Solid wood robinia:


  • Black locust: strength and charm
  • Name: Robinia
  • Scientific name: Robinia pseudoacacia
  • Origin: North America (originally), now also widespread in Europe and other regions
  • Tree species: deciduous tree
  • Height: 15-25 meters (sometimes up to 30 meters)
  • Diameter: 30-60cm
  • Wood color: Light yellow to golden brown, develops a golden brown patina over time
  • Wood characteristics: Hard texture, high density, fine grain, often slightly irregular coloring
  • Hardness: Very hard and resistant (approx. 1,050 N/mm²)
Robinia is an exceptional solid wood with many positive properties. Their hardness and resistance make them an ideal material for various applications, especially in furniture construction and outdoor areas. At the same time, the use of robinia wood from sustainable forestry helps conserve natural resources and supports the preservation of biodiversity.
Robinia is a particularly hard and durable solid wood that is perfect for home accessories that require high stability. Its charming appearance and attractive golden brown color make locust wood a popular choice for discerning customers looking for furniture of timeless elegance.
At SpeicherArt we value the uniqueness and beauty of every type of solid wood that we use for our handmade home accessories. We source our solid wood from surrounding forests, separate it using a mobile sawmill and let it dry naturally in our own wood storage to ensure gentle and sustainable processing.
You can find out more about wood drying here .
Storage type

We hope that this introduction to the different types of solid wood has given you an insight into the fascinating world of wood science. If you have any questions or are interested in our handmade home accessories made from high-quality solid wood, we will be happy to help you. Discover the beauty of nature in each of our home accessories - made with attention to detail and the pursuit of timeless elegance.

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