The beauty of Swamp Kauri

There are some amazing timbers from around the world.  New Zealand’s Swamp  Kauri is one of them

Swamp Kauri                        Mahogany                                     Quilted maple

 

  1. Swamp Kauri is one of the oldest workable timbers in the world and has been buried in swamp land for thousands of years.  We use it to make our wooden books and once finished and oiled its  beauty  never fails to amaze us.  It varies in colour from a pale or dark gold to a reddish-brown. It can have a shimmer which gives it the appearance of changing colour as you turn the book.  Due to its shimmer it is difficult to get a photo to give you an idea of the shimmer but I’ve a few examples which give you an idea

 

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