The 7 Unique Types of Wood Your Case is Made From
Do you want to know just how special your case really is?
Our wooden cases are made from 7 unique types of wood that are found in various locations across the globe. Stretching all the way from South America to tropical Africa, these exotic woods have been handpicked from all around the globe to be carved and shaped into the perfect phone case for you. Let me introduce you to the team!
- Mahogany wood used for The Compass
Mahogany is a type of wood that comes in three species; Swietenia macrophylla, Swietenia mahogany and Switenia humils. Our compass phone case is made using Swietenia macrophylla - or more commonly known as Mahogany Honduras . Honduran Mahogany is a pretty well-travelled species of wood, growing in Central America and ranging from Yucatan southwards into exotic South America, extending as far as Peru, Bolivia and extreme western Brazil. The wood ranges in colour from a fresh yellow to a lovely mature reddish brown colour that only deepens with age. In addition to it’s beautiful colours, the wood has a straight, even grain that is relatively free of pockets, making it a very decorative and elegant piece of lumber. Because of it’s inherent beauty, Mahogany wood has become a commercially important lumber to craft furniture and cabinets with.
- Tanganica wood used for The African Mask
Mainly known as Angire, Tanganica is a culturally enriched wood primarily found in tropical East Africa, Cameroon. However, it can also be grown in Angola, Congo, Ethiopia, Ghana, Guinea Bissau, Ivory Coast and Kenya. Given it’s pure African heritage, there’s no better wood that deserves to be decorated with an African Mask. Angire wood comes from a pretty big tree, typically ranging from 30 - 55m (100-180ft) in height. The heartwood is a light yellowish-brown colour, sometimes with a pinkish hue, and the wood tends to darken to a more golden brown with age. Angire wood is usually easy to work with by hand and power tools and can be used to make Veneer, plywood and interior furniture.
- Madrone Burl wood used for The Mechanism
Madrone Burl grows from northern California to the beautiful coastal lowlands of British Columbia (Canada), and is generally considered to be the most exotic hardwood in the world because of it’s variety of gorgeous grain colours and patterns. The best Madrone wood comes from the most rugged of trees because they create the densest wood in their fight to survive the harsh climate and tough terrain. The trees usually grow from 15-24m (50-80ft) with a trunk diameter of near 1m. The Burls found at the bottom of the Madrone tree are a marvel of mother nature. Burls store water for release during drought and often encase themselves around rocks, making them very tricky, but ultimately worthwhile, to work with. The Madrone’s colour tends to be a cream or pinkish brown, but can also have dark red patches making it a striking piece of lumber for decorative purposes.
- Sucupira wood used for Sucupira
Sucupira is one of those trees with a long list of commercial names, most likely because sucupira timber comes from no less than three genera. Species sold as sucupira include Bowdichia nitida, Bowdichia virgilioides, Diplotropis purpurea , Diplotropis racemosa, there’s a few more but I think you get the point. This beautiful medium-brown wood is found primarily in the exotic locations of South America, particularly Brazil and Venezuela. It is sometimes referred to as the Brazilian Wild Walnut. Sucupira wood exhibits the true unpredictability and beauty of nature with it’s coarse, uneven grain and dense structure. People who like sucupira wood praise it for it’s great strength and outstanding durability.
- Scandinavian Birch used for The Meaning
Birch trees are renowned for their resilience to tough conditions, so much so that some religions place importance on the Birch tree as a symbol for growth and renewal. Birch trees are commonly grown in boreal climates where temperatures are extremely low. These places include Canada, Russia, Greenland and Sweden. Did you know that the Silver Birch tree is of special importance to the Swedish city of Umea? This is because in 1888, a fire nearly burnt the whole city down but some birch trees had supposedly halted the spread of fire. To protect the city against future fires, silver birch trees were planted across the city and Umea later adopted the unofficial name of “City of the Birches”. The more you know...
- Birdseye Maple used for The Tree of Life
The Birdseye is a rare type of figure that occurs within several species of woods, but most notably within hard maple wood. The figure is a beautiful pattern that resembles tiny, swirling eyes across the smooth lines of grain on the wood. The Birdseye figure is a natural phenomenon and no one has come up with a complete understating of how climate, soil, tree, insects or genetic mutation could cause this rare design. Northern America is where majority of Birdseye figures can be found due to the large amount of maple trees in that area. Wood with Birdseye designs are generally very expensive because the swirled figures are considered luxurious
- Ziricote wood used for Ziricote
This beautiful chocolate brown wood can be found in Central America and Mexico. Ziricote’s colour ranges from medium to dark brown, sometimes with either a green or purple hue and darker bands of black growth rings intermixed. This special wood has a very unique appearance, which is sometimes referred to as “spider-webbing” or “landscape” grain figure. Its the heaviest wood we use, compromising more than 250 different species of Cordia and because of it’s unique design and lustre, ziricote wood is generally quite expensive to work with.
So hopefully you found this post informative and you're now aware of all the different qualities your phone case brings to your smartphone. Please note though, often the case won't look exactly like the photos displayed because wood is different each time you extract it. Feel free to give this post a like, leave a comment or share it :)