Steamed pear box maker's piece 1100 x 175 x 4mm re-sawn from kiln dried planking with a sanded finish.
Pyrus communis from Alpine Europe
Photo is of a typical piece.
An even pinkish brown colour with little apparent figure, super smooth in texture, and with a lovely dense surface. Many see the plainness of this wood as a virtue.Pearwood is a popular choice for finely crafted items but is only available in limited lengths.