The cross-grain ring was challenging to turn, as the centre of the tree was on the side of the stump. The complex and mixed grain resulted in at least 30 hours of sanding and shaping to produce this versatile accessory. It will display beautifully on any wooden surface, but will also complement modern glass or granite textures.
The jackalberry varies from a shrub to a large tree with a long straight stem.
WHERE ARE THEY FOUND?
The tree is found throughout Africa and most commonly grows in the savannas.
The wood is hard and heavy with a fine grain, and very suitable for floors, high-quality furniture, cabinets, musical instruments and turnery. The trunks are also used to make canoes.
The wood is characterised by knots and ranges in colour from light reddish-brown to very dark brown – which makes it a lovely wood to create intricate carvings.