There are more woods than there are seasons and moods, just as unique as snowflakes and fingerprints. From rare and exotic to simple-yet-elegant, Dedo frames are made from reclaimed woods so not only is it nice on your desk, mantle or shelf. But nice on the environment, too.
Although Koa is an endangered species and only grows in Hawaii, the trees cannot be cut down. In fact, only felled trees can harvest. The look is more like a mood — rich and luxurious — it’s no wonder it was once the wood of kings in Hawaii. It boast a deep, passionate color that develops due to harsh growing conditions, and shines with a natural luster unequalled in other woods.
Bamboo is a member of the grass family and boasts a beautiful resillience. The look is sleek and noble and DEDO is fortunate enough to have luxurious patterns in bamboo readily available.
Who drew on that beautiful piece of wood? Nature did. Spalting is a phenomenon that occurs in many species of wood, but is found mostly in maple. Fungal colonies live within the trees making their homes in the material marking off their territory in a rather unique way — nature’s very own fence builders. Their markers are stark, especially when compared to the near white color of soft maple.
Snakewood is the rarest, commercially available wood in the world. The trees grow very slowly and do not reach a size that causes them to catch the eye of mass-harvesters-to-be. Snakewood comes from a small corner of South America, on the Caribbean coast, nestled amongst the trees of Surinam and French Guyana. It is one of the most shocking woods — deep orange with black speckles and incredibly dense with a sweet, nutty smell when freshly cut. A true jewel among woods!
BLACK AND WHITE EBONY
Although traditionally known by the “jet black” variety, there are many woods in the ebony family. Black and white ebony comes from Southeast Asia and Laos, and is quite a peculiarity when compared to the rest of its family. By definition, Ebony has neutral tones of blacks and whites with no hues. Black and white ebony breaks the mold with a natural varigations pattern that, at times, looks like liquid. You have to see it to believe it.
QUARTERSAWN HEART PINE
In a world of overharvesting, pine is not given the proper time needed to fully develop its denser, heart section. Our heart pine comes form an old factory in Virginia, where it was once used as posts and beams among other things. It was quartersawn to reveal a rather straight grain that is rarely, if ever, seen in wood. And if you look close enough, in just the right light and close to the edge of the material, you might see the sun shine through the thinner areas of this tree’s heart. This truly is a DEDO frame to be cherished.
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