Juniper: coniferous wood
The juniper is characterized by a dense kernel structure. In the center of the tree stem a red-brown kernel is formed from old layers, and at the edges are lighter irregular rings of lighter yellow layers are formed. Over time, the young rings become dark yellow with a greenish shade, and the kernel acquires blue shades of incredible beauty. The striped or wavy texture of juniper is characterized by beauty, especially in cross-section.
Juniper has no resin at all. This is why it is so easy to polish and saturate with dyes. Juniper processing is a very easy task, unlike spruce. This wood is almost no swollen and has a slight shrinkage. For this reason, juniper is the most common type of wood for three-dimensional carvings, decorative products, sculptures, small toys, and handicrafts. Juniper cuts are used in the inlay.