Wood Species

Makha"" Makha is a rare hardwood, highly prized for its outstanding finish. The wood is hard, heavy and dense and develops a beautiful patina as it ages. Makha is finely figured and typically reserved for use in fine musical instruments and luxury car interiors. The base of the Makha tree is especially valued due to the massive burls that grow in the root system.

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Teak Wood Teak Wood is the most durable and weather-proof of all hardwoods and is one of the world’s most valuable timbers. It has been historically recognized for its robustness and firmness, and has a beauty and richness that is unrivaled. Teak has an exceptionally pronounced grain that is best accented by a simple clear coat finish. The natural oils the wood produces allows it to be used outdoors year-round, where it develops a beautiful silver-grey patina.

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Rosewood Rosewood Rosewood is a hardwood that is bright red in color, deepening over time to a very deep red. It is a dense and heavy wood that is coarsely textured and has prominent open pores. Typically harvested for veneers for doors and cabinetry, we find organic roots and stumps from felled trees and create solid tables and sculpture. Interestingly enough, it gets its name not because of the color but because of the floral aroma it gives o when freshly cut.

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Tamarind Tamarind Tamarind is a hardwood with a rich grain pattern and color. The sapwood, around the exterior, is a pale yellow while the heartwood is a dark purplish-brown. The center of the tree is usually hollow, giving our tables a very unique personality. The entire tree is utilized; the midsection of the trunks for firewood and branches for walking sticks.

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Mango Wood Mango Wood is a medium-density wood that comes in a variety of colors, ranging from light to dark brown, with some pieces even having a hint of pink. Mango wood is inherently sustainable, being one of the fastest-growing woods in the world. There is a high demand for mango fruit around the world and the trees only bear fruit for the rst 10 to 15 years, requiring the trees to be harvested and replanted to meet the global demand for its fruit.

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Chamcha Wood Chamcha Wood is a fast-growing and exotic subspecies of Acacia that is prized for its richly gured grain and distinct sap line. It is characteristic for these trees to grow crooked and with low and heavy branching. This allows for some of the most interesting and organic forms seen in the world’s forests. It is this irregularity that de nes the Origins Collection; where we look for those pieces that stand out and turn them into functional works of art.

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Burl Burl comes from rare and highly-prized species of woods like Rosewood, Mahogany and Makha. It is sought after for its unique shapes and ring patterns. Burl describes the area of a tree that has experienced some sort of environmental stress as a sapling. Nature’s own defense to the stress is for the grain to fold in on itself, creating the most extraordinary patterns. Burl is found in the most luxurious automobiles, yacht, furnishings, instruments and ne tool handles. It is usually sliced thin into veneers but the pieces we seek out are thick slabs, giving clients a rare opportunity to acquire this material as a solid form rather than a veneer glued to a common wood. That is the Phillips Collection di erence.

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