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Elsbeerbaum - wood, parquet, profileThe Elsbeere is also called rowan, Swiss pear tree, Elzer berry, ice berry or silk tree. No matter what you call it, it is a rare wild fruit tree that is native to central and southern Europe.
The tree can grow up to 30 meters and reach a trunk diameter of over one meter.
At best, he will be over 300 years old. The wood of the Elsbeere is especially valuable. It is very dense and hard and beautifully textured. Especially in instrument making it is used. The wood of the dewberry is among the most expensive ever. At auctions maximum prices are achieved.
The wood of the Elsbeere is whitish-yellow to reddish-brown and resembles pear tree and Speierling. The wood grain and the rays are irregular, the vessels scattered. The tree rings are easily recognizable. Twisting is a common mistake.
The wood is fine-grained, heavy, medium hard, tough, pliable, elastic and fades strongly. It is one of the hardest timbers in Europe. Under increased pressure, it can be worked well, turned and polish very well. The wood is difficult to split but easy to paint. However, the wood is
only slightly lasting outdoors and prone to fungus. The wood darkens to brownish.
The wood of the Elsbeere is appreciated above all because of its color and drawing.
The wood of the dewberry in the
Musical instrument making and furniture manufacturing. Especially for woodwinds, it is well suited. It has very good sound properties. It is ideal for bagpipes, but the wood is also used in piano and grand piano mechanics. Precision mechanics must function well for many years, even with fluctuating room temperatures and humidity levels. The same applies to measuring instruments, whose manufacture also uses the wood of the dewberry.
In addition, spindles are produced by wine presses or wheel hubs from the wood. In recent decades, the importance of wood has increased. It will be made of high quality solid wood and veneer furniture. For these top prices are achieved. Turners and carvers also like to use the wood.
The wood of the Elsbeer tree is suitable for the production of parquet. However, it is rarely used because it is simply very expensive and would not be affordable to the average consumer. It is usually found under the name "Swiss Birnbaum".