Olive Slab

Olive Slab End Table

Olive trees are famed for producing flavorful olives, but their lumber can also make stunning woodworking projects. This slab was handcrafted using cross section of an older olive tree and features its golden-brown hues punctuated by swirling grain patterns.

Olive wood is a durable material that turns, glues and finishes beautifully, but it may cause movement while in use and therefore it should only be used indoors.

Early Life and Education

Olive trees may be famous for their olives, but their wood is equally stunning. Olivewood boasts warm brown tones with distinct darker brown or black streaks contrasting against darker hues of its surface. Due to the twisty nature of its tree’s growth patterns, however, olivewood cannot be used for long straight boards.

Paleobotanical evidence from Atlit Yam (9,000200-8,500BP), as well as later terrestrial sites in Southern Levant has indicated that olive cultivation first started being practiced 6,500BP and succeeded natural Olea var sylvestris distribution patterns. Plynological analyses indicate this shift towards olive cultivation from its previous state as natural.

Hishuley Carmel and Kfar Samir structures contain full olive pits with similar dimensions to modern cultivars; however, given the low frequency of pollen grains produced from them over time suggests they were unsuited for long-term storage of dried salty olives.

Professional Career

Olive trees are celebrated for their contribution to Mediterranean cuisine, but their wood has also gained much praise among woodworkers. Due to their twisting branches and growth tendencies, olive trees produce few long, straight slabs — giving woodworkers plenty of opportunities for creating stunning live edge boards from them.

These exclusive cutting and serving boards feature the inner olive heartwood with its distinct flowing grain pattern and graceful, natural lines. Handmade by artisans using cross sections from retired olive trees, each piece truly is a work of art!

Olive wood is naturally nonporous, making it both odor-resistant and food safe. It’s easy to work, turns smoothly, glues well, and finishes well; plus its grain can feature curly or burled patterns!

Achievement and Honors

Olivewood slabs are beloved natural treasures renowned for their flowing palette of warm nutty brown hues interspersed with darker brown or black streaks and other striking natural markings such as curly or wild grain patterns, burls or other dramatic natural markings.

Stone rollers or wheels grind olives into a paste using stone rollers or wheels, releasing less chlorophyll while producing larger drops of oil. A hammermill uses metal hammers to cut olives to extract lower levels of polyphenols while producing additional drops of oil.

Personal Life

Unleash the natural allure of nature with this Large Rustic Olive Slab Custom End Table, designed specifically to your specifications. Boasting organic elegance and unparalleled beauty, it elevates any living room.

This live edge slab shows off the inner olive heartwood with stunning grain patterns punctuated by vibrant hues. Crafted from one cross section of an olive tree replanted in retirement, this slab stands as both art and history.

Olive wood features beautiful swirling grain patterns, making this board nonporous and naturally antimicrobial – making it food safe. Easy maintenance means simply wiping it down with warm water and dish soap; cook meats or veggies directly on it to add another dimension of flavor!

Net Worth

This stunning olive slab is truly one-of-a-kind. Hand harvested at the end of an olive tree’s life, its beauty represents nature’s bounty. Olive trees can live for over 750 years before their wood is harvested nearing the end.

Olivewood can be found throughout Europe and Eastern Africa. This wood species features creamy or yellowish brown tones with darker brown or black streaks that tend to deepen with age, creating patterns with curly or wavy grains, burls and wild grain patterns, along with moderate natural luster and fine uniform texture.

Due to its susceptibility to outside elements, olivewood is typically utilized in indoor furniture pieces and smaller turning squares. If you work with turnings, this wood can be utilized for projects like hybrid epoxy table tops, guitar and bass guitar scales, box mods, knife scales and similar endeavors.

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