|Forum topic by Pieter_hb||posted 03-18-2016 07:59 PM||615 views||0 times favorited||0 replies|
03-18-2016 07:59 PM
South African Black Ironwood is my number one wood, simply because it reminds me first of all, of the colour of golden honey (love honey) and secondly it looks so alive that one never tires of looking at it.
The majority of Black Ironwood was used as railway sleepers in South Africa, many years ago. Unfortunately it is off the market today and thus the wood’s value has risen tremendously. Today, you are more likely to won the Lotto than to find Black Ironwood anymore anywhere in SA. I reckon the Desert Ironwood in the USA is also very scares these days?
Here is some of my Black Ironwood furniture. I did not make any myself (did not have the tools or time for it), but I did draw up the plans though… :)
My priced peace of furniture is the Black Ironwood table with the middle top part that is Black Ironwood, the sides of the top part is White Ironwood, also nearly “extinct” in South Africa, whereas the base is made of Yellow wood, valued at between 340 – 350 years old by auctioneers… (see first picture).