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Goldielocks Rule of Wood: Too soft, too hard, just right!

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ROSEWOOD, Salvaged from Xylophone Keys!

The most common question we hear is:
“What type of woods can we use to make our rings?”

We have used a ton of different types of woods and we have many types ready to go in our shop. There are a few rules when choosing woods for your ring, think Goldielocks…

A type of wood must be hard enough to be durable but not too hard that it splits when we wrap it. The good news about too hard and too soft is that most of the time these woods can be incorporated as inlays or liners. So if you have a particular wood in mind on the TOO HARD or TOO SOFT list, let us know we can find another way to use it.

We’ve compiled three lists of woods that are too soft, too hard and just right for the main component of a wood ring.

Wood types that are JUST RIGHT:
Alianthus
Alder
Ash
Bamboo
birch
Bog Wood
Cedar
Cherry
Ebony
Gingko
Hackberry
Hickory
Juniper
Kauri
Koa – Golden
Koa – Brown
Lace Wood
Mahogony
Maple
Maple – Birdseye
Oak
Oak – White
Padauk
Pear Wood
Purple Heart Wood
Redwood
Rosewood

Teak
Walnut
Wenge
Zebra Wood<

Wood types that are TOO SOFT:
Willow

Wood types that are TOO HARD:
Ironwood
Olive

If you don’t see a particular type of wood, email us! We are always excited to work with new woods and we often use woods provided by customers. Check out the photos at the bottom of this page!

 

Contact Information:
Allison Taylor – Customer Liaison
312 590 6070
craftsman@simplywoodrings.com
simplywoodrings.com

Kauri with a Birch Liner
Kauri with a Birch Liner

Rosewood with Bog Wood Inlays
Rosewood with Bog Wood Inlays

Mahogany
Mahogany

Padauk with a Dark Rosewood Liner
Padauk with a Dark Rosewood Liner

Kauri with a Bog Wood Liner
Kauri with a Bog Wood Liner

Zebra Wood with a Walnut Inlay
Zebra Wood with a Walnut Inlay

Manzanita Wood
Manzanita Wood