Different types of wood explained

Different types of wood phone cases

The different types of wood and bamboo can get a little bit confusing. The main types of woods that we use here at Wooden Gadgets are:

Bamboo

We all know bamboo, the long sprouting stuff that Panda’s like to eat right? The first thing you need to know about bamboo is that, technically, it isn’t wood. It is a grass but its texture and feel are so similar we identify with it as a wood product. It is light in colour, and light in weight but sturdy in its use.

Bamboos are some of the fastest-growing plants in the world. Some typeFront of Bamboo Wooden wallet case iPhones of bamboo can grow 88.9 cm (about 1 yard) within a 24-hour period. Bamboos are used in South Asia, Southeast Asia and East Asia, being for building materials, as a food source, and as a versatile raw product. Bamboo has incredible strong and durable. Several manufacturers in Asia offer things like bamboo bicycles, surfboards, snowboards, and skateboards.

Products available in bamboo:

–          iPhone 5/5S/6/6S/6 Plus wallet cases with or without leather.
–          Sunglasses
–          Ladies watch
–          Head phones
–          Blue Tooth Speaker

Rosewood

There are many different types of Rosewood, some coming South America, Central America, Madagascar and Asia. All rosewoods are strong and heavy, taking an excellent polish, being suitable for musical instruments like guitars, and items like billiard cues, fountain pens, furniture, luxury flooring, etc. This wood has a strong sweet smell, which persists over many years, explaining the name rosewood. Rose Wooden iPhone case cover

Products available in Rosewood:

–          iPhone 5/5S/6/6S/6 Plus wallet cases.
–          Galaxy 6S wallet case
–          iPhone 5/5S/6/6S/6 Plus cases
–          Galaxy 4S/5S cases

 

Padauk

All padauk woods are of African or Asian origin. Padauks are valued for their toughness, stability in use, and decorativeness, most having a reddish wood. The padauk found most often is African Padauk which, when freshly cut, is a very bright red/orange but when exposed to sunlight fades over time to a warm brown. Its colour makes it a favourite among woodworkers. Padauks can be confused with rosewoods to which they are somewhat related, but as a general rule padauks are darker in colour and coarser. Like rosewood, padauk is sometimes used to make xylophone and marimba keys, and guitars. It is an important material in traditional Chinese furniture. Some padauks are used as herbal medicines, for example to treat skin parasites and fungal infections.

iphone6 padauk wood flipover caseProducts available in Padauk wood:
–          iPhone 5/5S/6/6S/6 Plus wallet cases.
–          Galaxy 6S wallet case
–          iPhone 5/5S/6/6S/6 Plus cases
–          Galaxy 4S/5S cases
–          Men’s watch
–          Sunglasses

 

Cherry Wood

A hardwood obtained from the cherry tree, valued for use in furniture and other woodworking applications. Like all fruit trees, cherry belongs to the rose family. It mainly grows in the Eastern US and the average tree is 60 to 70 feet in height. The heartwood of cherry varies from rich red to reddish brown and will darken with age and on exposure to light. The wood has a fine uniform, straight grain, satiny, smooth texture, and may naturally contain brown flecks and small gum pockets.
iPhone Cherry Wood CaseCherry is easy to machine, nails and glues well and when sanded and stained, it produces an excellent smooth finish.  The wood is of medium density with good bending properties, it has low stiffness and medium strength and shock resistance.

Products available in Cherry wood:
–          iPhone 5/5S/6/6S/6 Plus cases
–          Galaxy 4S/5S cases

 

Zebra Wood

Zebrawood comes from Central and South America and more recently from Africa. The heartwood is a pale golden yellow and features narrow streaks of dark brown to black. Zebrawood can also be a pale brown with regular or irregular marks of dark brown in varying widths. It is a heavy, hard wood with a somewhat coarse texture, often with an interlocked or wavy grain.
The interlocked grain of this wood, like that of many tropical woods, can make it difficult to work. It is also a decorative exotic wood, used in a limited way for veneer, wall panelling and  custom furniture. It is also sometimes seen as stocks of shotguns and rifles or in exotic guitars. In the past, it was used in Cadillac and Mercedes-Benz automobiles. Because of its hardness, it can also be used for skis and tool handles.Zebra wood iPhone case

Products available in Zebra wood:
–          iPhone 6/6S/6 Plus wallet cases.
–          Galaxy 6S wallet case
–          iPhone 5/5S/6/6S/6 Plus cases
–          Galaxy 4S/5S cases

 

Walnut Wood

Heartwood can range from a lighter pale brown to a dark chocolate brown with darker brown streaks. The grain is usually straight, but can be irregular. It is a very popular and widely available from various parts of the world.  Considered a premium hardwood, it is commonly used for furniture, cabinetry, gunstocks and interior panelling to cap it off, the wood also has good dimensional stability, shock resistance, and strength properties. Walnut Wooden iPhone case cover

Products available in Walnut wood:
–          iPhone 5/5S/6/6S/6 Plus wallet cases.
–          Galaxy 6S wallet case
–          iPhone 5/5S/6/6S/6 Plus cases
–          Galaxy 4S/5S cases

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