Wood is not only one of the most beautiful, noble and precious raw materials, but also one of the oldest and most important materials of mankind. Wood lives and breathes, is versatile, varied, radiates cosy warmth and comfort. We use various coniferous and deciduous woods to make our wooden figures. The most important of these are maple, lime and Swiss stone pine.
The wood of the mountain maple is one of the most valuable deciduous woods. It is yellowish white to white in colour and belongs to the hardwoods. Maple is mainly used for smaller wooden figures up to 40 centimetres in size. The smooth surfaces are sanded by hand, details such as faces, hands, etc. are carved out finely.
Linden wood is also a hardwood species, but belongs to the softwood species: for this reason it is a good sawn timber. It is yellowish in colour and darkens slightly. The big advantage of lime wood is that it is relatively knot-free.
pine wood, on the other hand, contains quite a lot of knots; it is a softwood species and, like lime wood, belongs to the group of softwoods. It is even softer than lime wood, grows at higher altitudes up to more than 2,000 metres and is therefore regarded as a noble wood. The colour is yellowish to reddish and darkens strongly; it also exudes a pleasant scent.
The common ash is a tree species native to Europe which, with a growth height of up to about 40 metres, is one of the highest deciduous trees in Europe. It belongs to the olive family.
The grain of the wood is striking and coarsely porous. Whether painted or in nature, this grain catches the eye. We therefore like to use this wood for modern carvings.
This deciduous tree comes from the beech family. As its wood is very weather resistant we use it especially for sculptures that will stand outside. It is very hard, strongly grained and has a dark grey-brown colouring.
walnut wood is considered the noblest native wood. We use it to carve modern art thanks to its dark brown colour and very expressive grain. The walnut tree was originally native to Asia and was mainly found in Persia. Via Greece it finally found its way to the Roman Empire and from there to many regions of Central Europe.
The cherry wood we process comes from the bird cherry, a deciduous tree up to 25 m high, which occurs in large parts of Central Europe. The sapwood of the cherry tree is yellowish-white, while the heartwood is yellowish-red to reddish-brown in colour. Therefore, this wood is very well suited for creating modern wooden figures that are not painted.
figures in lime wood and pine wood are completely carved by hand after pre-milling. Mainly larger figures from 40 centimeters are made, but also smaller figures can be carved from these woods.
However, the appearance of the wooden figures is mainly determined by the corresponding versions.