Rare Kewazinga Wood Used in Making Extra Large Jewelry Box

May 22nd, 2011 by wys


A extra large jewelry box comes in handy when you find that you are unable to keep track of your jewelry. When you are dressed and ready to go and are unable to locate that perfect bracelet that will go with your dress, it can be extremely frustrating.

You can easily remove this stress and also save yourself a lot of time by sorting out your jewelry and keeping it neatly arranged in a single place. But don’t hurriedly buy a bulky wooden jewelry box that does nothing for your decor. There are many exquisitely designed handmade extra large jewelry boxes you can select from. Some of these boxes have exquisitely inlaid wood work (marquetry) using rare and exotic wood like the Kewazinga.

However, it can be a very expensive proposition to get an entire jewelry box made of Kewazinga. Instead you could go in for boxes made from commonly available but sturdy wood like rubber wood, and embellished with intricate marquetry work. These boxes will perfectly blend with the rest of the furniture and will look awesome on your dresser.

Kewazinga, commonly known as the Bubinga, has several other names: Eban, Akume, Kewazingo and strangely ‘African Rosewood’ although it is not a rosewood. It also has many names in Latin and the most common are ‘Guibourtia demeusei’ and ‘Guibourtia tessmannii’. Although it is also found in Central Africa, it is predominant in Western Africa. Gaboon, Cameroon, and the Congo are the largest producers of this wood.

It is a narrow grained, wavy figured extremely lustrous hardwood but can easily be cut into long and wide logs. Each cut of the wood reveals a totally exclusive pattern like the ‘Flame Effect’. The boards can measure up to 16 inches in length and 35 inches in width! When you strike a Bubinga log you can hear a crystal clear musical note, which makes the wood ideal for making harps and other musical instruments.

Its color is awesome with a shimmering rose background that slowly turns into a copper red with age that is accented by deep streaks of violet. It, in effect, looks like it has several shades of red with purple overtones. Over time, the wood definitely changes color and becomes much darker.

The sapwood is more susceptible when compared to the Kewazinga hardwood which is highly resistant to preservatives and termites. And just like other exotic woods, care should be taken while sanding as the dust can cause skin allergies.

A beautiful jewelry box that has exquisite marquetry work done on it with the Kewazinga wood can enhance the beauty of your jewelry and add a touch of class to your room .

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