The olive wood, farmed from the trees of Olea europaea, is a hard and rich in color wood that is prized all around the world for its appearance, density, straight grain and fine texture.
Olive lumber is very strong, but it has a high sensitivity to outside elements and insect attacks. Because of this, it can most commonly be found only in indoor furniture and smaller wooden objects. Visually, olive wood is famous all around the world for its consistent texture, grain and a very distinct and fruity scent when being worked.
Olive is a favorite wood of carvers and turners. "It's used for things like knife handles, pistol grips, letter openers, furnishing accessories, turned boxes, crucifixes for rosary beads," Gilmer says.
Olive wood is nowadays almost only used for handicraft production. Its wood, which is light yellow, veined, and with irregular fibers, is sought after for turning, cabinetmaking, and sculpture.
Olive wood is hardwood, which makes it possible to make sturdy cutting boards and other kitchen utensils that can be used every day.
Its exceptional hardness requires a certain know-how and specific tools to work it.
- February 26, 2023
Tunisian olive wood is a type of wood that comes from the olive tree, which is native to the Mediterranean region, including Tunisia. Olive wood is known for its distinctive grain patterns, rich colors, and durability, making it a popular choice for a variety of applications.
- October 11, 2022
Due to its lifespan and its fruit, olives, the evergreen olive tree is a symbol of fertility. It has become a cultural touchstone, notably in the Mediterranean region, due to its ability to grow on parched soil and in extreme heat. For thousands of years, people have grown it as a beneficial plant, and today's consumers are more and more interested in both olives and olive wood.
- September 29, 2021
Olive wood Kitchenware Products from Tunisia by Qartaj
- February 22, 2019
Olive wood is a durable hardwood that has lasting pleasant aroma and anti-bacterial properties. The lignin and tannic acids in the wood prevent bacteria growth, making it more hygienic then plastic. All the olive wood items in Qartaj Olive Wood were hand-crafted; all of them are hand carved from single block of wood, making each unique.