What is wood? Part 2
In the first part was shy attempt to understand what is wood, and to examine with more - its less known types. Now there is a shy wish to look what else beauty can be seen in the world. Lucky - can and use.
“ Hopes of young men feed “ there are more likely no girls who, despite everything, secretly draw such beautiful, such cozy country house in the imagination...
From Asia to us it is most known to of monasteries (India), and is still to of a kulakha, a meranta, a merba, Sep (the Japanese ash-tree) - for Japan universal wood. The well-known tic whose wood, by the way, contains oil which in India is used instead of linen.
Balau - grows in Indonesia, mainly, color yellowish. Use for home decoration, but never as a covering for ship decks - it is too slippery, such specific property to a bala. Pingkado from products in combination with whom metal, it is possible to meet in large hotels.
From there and belian , it is dark - cherry, serves without restriction of term if, of course, not to apply to it maximum loads. Population is limited, cost, respectively, is not present. From Indonesia is known very durable kempas which, by the way, at contact can cause even metal corrosion. And there is still a kumyer and a doksiya with Borneo, capable to serve eternally … As well as “ chocolate tree “ che from Philippines.
Africa was always known for the magnificence of the most beautiful trees: cream of an abacha from damp rainforests, golden to an avodira, an anegra (burovato - pinkish color) - quite popular wood for production of furniture and musical instruments, the afrormoziya (it is brown - golden color) - is very decorative: furniture, floors, incrustations. Bibolo (mbero) - the high-quality tree, is used for constructions, as architectural elements.
Bubingguo (kvazingo) - the most widespread in mass production of furniture, musical instruments. And color beautiful - lilac with streaks. Gabon - has a strong likeness with mahogany, but is close on properties to a poplar, is used for finishing works. A flounder (not fish), or iroko - one of the most widespread types the African of wood. Dussiya - reddish in tochechka, of a limb (a white afara) - with all shades of flowers, coral African paduk, a panga - a panga, sapell which is often confused to mahogany. The boss (color rozovato - brown) - a tree, silky by sight, zolotisto - brown of wenge, a makor, the muteniya (cat) , and is a lot of other most valuable breeds of wood.
Modern designers, for example, fell in love with zebrano : in the name property of this wood - thin strips which could look very beautifully on furniture is concluded if not high cost of material.
The most unique tree - " also grows in Africa; lead “ . Branches at it are called “ elephant tusks “ it is considered sacred and nearly the primogenitor of everything living. The coco is used for life entirely, as well as …
From Asia and Africa the well-known ebony entered culture. knows Of an ebony since ancient times. The furniture in temples of Pharaohs (the word goes back to Ancient Egyptian times) and the Roman patricians, then the Italian nobility always affected an eye and cast sad thoughts of the cost of these objects even not of luxury, but life. Door handles, handles of tableware and razors, even knitting spokes were made of the most valuable tree. Magic properties were attributed to it: no evil spirits will get through stakes, but itself can strike any demon. To these are on sale “ magic wands “ from an ebony, at me the masseur (not skill, so magic) somehow bought a full lot. Entertainingly, as the Snow White has hair - that were as ebony - black.
With the name there is a small inaccuracy: now an ebony call what grows on Madagascar and in Sri - Lanke, nubian Eben is mentioned in the Bible. It is interesting that quite good substitute of Eben wood well to us the known Caucasian persimmon is considered.
America (mainly, Southern) gave us “ real “ or “ true “ mahogany . The mahogany was always appreciated beauty, and cabinetmakers loved it for durability and for a possibility of fine polishing. But generally - for chance to make something beautiful and durable. And “ real “ mahogany because the mahogany often is meant also as other breeds, even from other families.
The acacia (robiniya), family bean, olivkovo - yellow color came from America , it is exclusively decorative: floors and parquets - its main specialization.
From there - an amaranth (not a flower), or “ violet tree “ or “ purple heart “. Color it is reddish - violet with prozhilochka. General feeling of refinement. But population of trees is limited, maybe, it will only happen to see, but not to use in any way.
And here it is possible to get acquainted with balsa closer. Balsa (balsa) - from baobab, the word went from Spaniards who noticed as Indians construct the shuttles and a canoe, and began to designate balsa so (“ raft “) . Well-known “ Kohn - Tiki “ it was constructed of balsa. The tree is white - pink color, very easy and soft and possesses improbable buoyancy. Floats and beacons, surfboards, and even aircraft construction and a modelizm cannot do without balsa in any way.
A sequoia (a mamontovy tree ) - the acquaintance to us at least from novels and westerns. A hevea, giving the best rubber polished till mirror color. Also it is given a high polish of a yatob (kurbarit). Lauro - preto (sebesten) - fine furniture and deck coverings. Reddish matron (tree strawberry).
And also olivkovo - chocolate imbuya , durable cherry inchesno and kokobolo with rare wax gloss. And more or less familiar aurally black rosewood (violaceous tree and pink tree). Sassafraso (a gold elm), well-known in America, but it is bad - in Europe. Sukupira, growing near Amazon, and of a tatayub , irreplaceable at construction of boats and yachts. Tauari, a tsedrell (tsedr), nacreous outflow eskuero (the American nut) - all wood wealth and not to list.
Well to tell: what choice! Just smart. But that smart therefore we will choose by opportunities. And it is possible to look at beauty and in botanical gardens and the museums. At the same time it is not forbidden and to posproshat with skill. To look narrowly and I will ask now always.
But it is good to have nevertheless an opportunity to choose and surround itself with what is pleasant and warms soul …