Olivewood

Latin: Olea spp. Origin: Europe and Eastern Africa

Olivewood grows in many areas throughout Southern Europe, the Middle East and Eastern Africa. It is the tree that produces commerically grown olives for the fruit and also to make olive oil. The unique quality of this wood is that it is completely sustainable. The trees are not cut down but actually the limbs are pruned and the stump remains. The tree will regenerate much like a Crepe Myrtle and resume production of olives. Because of this process the logs (limbs) harvested are not very big and you will rarely see live edge slabs over 30" wide. Olive is also a very twisted tree so the wood often has oclusions and wildly swirling grain patterns.

In past years there was a craze for what is referred to as "Bethlehem Olive" or "Holy Land Olive". Sellers were making certificates to verify that the wood came from Israel and claimed it was the only true olivewood. This was all a marketing ploy because the tree they are harvesting is the same tree that grows all over the region. We have been importing beautiful olivewood in turning squares and live edge slabs for years, typically from Africa and Southeastern Europe.

Check out the video below explaining the harvesting of Olivewood.

Wood Type
Exotic hardwood

Texture
Fine uniform texture, natural luster

Grain Pattern
Straight or interlocked, can be wildly patterned

Health Risks
Uncommon

Color
Cream to golden with darker brown to black contrasting streaks

Media

Turning Stock

Product Name Size Price Add to Cart
African Combo-20lbs (Pink Ivory, Afr Blackwood, Wild Olive, Tamboti, Mopani)- Reg $79.00, Sale $65 w/ free shipping Mixed sizes (pen,1x12,1.5x6,2x6, etc) $65.00 Add To Cart
African Combo-40lbs (Pink Ivory, Afr Blackwood, Wild Olive, Tamboti, Mopani)- Reg $143.50, Sale $120 w/ free shipping Mixed sizes (pen,1x12,1.5x6,2x6,etc) $120.00 Add To Cart
OLIVEWOOD 1.5x1.5x12 *50% off 10.50 1.5x1.5x12 $5.25 Add To Cart
OLIVEWOOD 1.5x1.5x3 *50% off $2.40 1.5x1.5x3 $1.20 Add To Cart
OLIVEWOOD 1.5x1.5x6 *50% off $5.25 1.5x1.5x6 $2.63 Add To Cart
OLIVEWOOD 1x1x12 *50% off $4.67 1x1x12 $2.34 Add To Cart
OLIVEWOOD 2x2x12 *50% off $18.67 2x2x12 $9.34 Add To Cart
OLIVEWOOD 2x2x3 2x2x3 $4.67 Add To Cart
OLIVEWOOD 2x2x6 *50% off $9.33 2x2x6 $4.67 Add To Cart
OLIVEWOOD 3x3x12 *50% off $42.00 3x3x12 $21.00 Add To Cart
OLIVEWOOD 3x3x18 3x3x18 $63.00 Add To Cart
OLIVEWOOD 4x4x12 4x4x12 $74.67 Add To Cart
OLIVEWOOD 4x4x2 *50% off $12.44 4x4x2 $6.22 Add To Cart
OLIVEWOOD 5x5x2 5x5x2 $19.44 Add To Cart
OLIVEWOOD 5x5x3 *50% off $29.17 5x5x3 $14.59 Add To Cart
OLIVEWOOD 6x6x2 *50% off $28.00 6x6x2 $14.00 Add To Cart
OLIVEWOOD 6x6x3 *50% off $42.00 6x6x3 $21.00 Add To Cart
OLIVEWOOD KNIFE BLANK 1x1.5x5 $6.75 Add To Cart
OLIVEWOOD PEN BLANKS 3/4X3/4X6 $3.00 Add To Cart

Free Shipping Deals

Product Name Size Price Add to Cart
African Combo-20lbs (Pink Ivory, Afr Blackwood, Wild Olive, Tamboti, Mopani)- Reg $79.00, Sale $65 w/ free shipping Mixed sizes (pen,1x12,1.5x6,2x6, etc) $65.00 Add To Cart
African Combo-40lbs (Pink Ivory, Afr Blackwood, Wild Olive, Tamboti, Mopani)- Reg $143.50, Sale $120 w/ free shipping Mixed sizes (pen,1x12,1.5x6,2x6,etc) $120.00 Add To Cart

Featured Items

Product Name Size Price Add to Cart
OLIVEWOOD 1.5x1.5x12 *50% off 10.50 1.5x1.5x12 $5.25 Add To Cart
OLIVEWOOD 1.5x1.5x3 *50% off $2.40 1.5x1.5x3 $1.20 Add To Cart
OLIVEWOOD 1.5x1.5x6 *50% off $5.25 1.5x1.5x6 $2.63 Add To Cart
OLIVEWOOD 1x1x12 *50% off $4.67 1x1x12 $2.34 Add To Cart
OLIVEWOOD 2x2x12 *50% off $18.67 2x2x12 $9.34 Add To Cart
OLIVEWOOD 2x2x6 *50% off $9.33 2x2x6 $4.67 Add To Cart
OLIVEWOOD 3x3x12 *50% off $42.00 3x3x12 $21.00 Add To Cart
OLIVEWOOD 4x4x2 *50% off $12.44 4x4x2 $6.22 Add To Cart
OLIVEWOOD 5x5x3 *50% off $29.17 5x5x3 $14.59 Add To Cart
OLIVEWOOD 6x6x2 *50% off $28.00 6x6x2 $14.00 Add To Cart
OLIVEWOOD 6x6x3 *50% off $42.00 6x6x3 $21.00 Add To Cart