Woodcraft Woodshop - Olivewood 2" x 2" x 12"
African olivewood (olea capensis) The heartwood is often pale to medium brown with irregular streaks that vary from brown to dark-brown and dark grey. The sapwood is generally pale yellow. Wood has...
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- Medium brown with irregular streaks
- Turns well
- Finishes well
- Olivewood, 2" x 2" x 12"
Due to the nature of wood movement, shrinkage and expansion are possible. Please measure each piece carefully before starting any project.
Wood is a product of nature, and as such, no two pieces are alike to start with, while the same wood growing in different locales can vary greatly even though it is the exact same species.
Thin Stock. The thin stock is cut to size from quality, kiln-dried stock. Dimensions are +/- 1/8" of size listed.
Carving and Turning Blocks. Blocks are sawn to +/- ¼" of size listed.
Plywood. Sizes are nominal. Dimensions are +/- 1/8" of size listed.
I made a small box with lid. 2"x 2" is just a bit small to work with. 3"x 3" appears to be alot better,but that particular piece only comes in 2"x 2". The wood has a very nice finish with some sanding and linseed oil/mineral spirits applied. Fairly easy to work with as well.