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 Goldilocks…
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:
Koa – Golden
Koa – Brown
Maple – Birdseye
Oak – White
Purple Heart Wood
Wood types that are TOO SOFT:
Wood types that are TOO HARD:
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!
Allison Taylor – Customer Liaison
312 590 6070
Kauri with a Birch Liner
Rosewood with Bog Wood Inlays
Padauk with a Dark Rosewood Liner
Kauri with a Bog Wood Liner
Zebra Wood with a Walnut Inlay