Acacia: hardwood

Among the hardwood types, acacia is the most solid in Russia. It is yellow with very visible annular rings on the cut. Sapwood is narrow, up to 8 annual layers. It is easily distinguishable from the tree core by color. In the air and under sunlight, acacia gradually darkens and acquires a more attractive, bright texture.

When it’s dry, it becomes wear-resistant. But it’s very hard to work with. Wood doesn’t usually crack, it’s resilient. Acacia is very easy to polish. It is almost never degraded. In manufacturing, acacia is used as a component of pads for tools, screws of carpentry benches, and parquet. Acacia veneer is used in mosaic works.