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What are the main materials of high-end wooden glasses?

22-07-22 18:39:48    By Bestsea eyewear

The glasses industry has always been dominated by metal eyewear frames, acetate eyewear frames and titanium eyewear. Although with the development of glasses technology, there are more and more styles glasses, and glasses are more colorful, however, there are few eyewear made of other materials. Until recent years, some new breakthroughs have been made in materials and eyewear production technology, such as intensive use of CNC machines, which has gradually made horn glasses, wooden glasses and carbon fiber glasses, etc. More and more. This also brings new business opportunities and new elements to the eyewear industry, and consumers have more choices. This article  mainly talks about the main materials used in our wooden glasses(Include wood optical frames and wooden sunglasses).

As mentioned in "Introduction to our wooden glasses", the wooden glasses at this page are mainly from Kaidi glasses. Mr. Xu Jiangtao--the founder of Kaidi Glasses Company, introduced the materials and characteristics of these wooden glasses, which have been summarized as below.Hope everyone knows more about our wooden glasses.
Wood color chart
1.Ruta Wood: Mainly produced in Malaysia. It takes more than 80 years to grow into maturity. The central part is brown, which is different to the side part color--light yellowish brown. The growth ring is not obvious. Ordinary ruta wood is a small garden shrub with evergreen leaves and dark yellow flowers in clusters.
2.CHACATE PRETO, mainly from Mozambique. Its characteristics are that the centre part is dark brown with light brown stripes, interlaced texture, shiny, strong and dirt resistant.
3.Green Sandalwood, mainly from South America. Green sandalwood, also known as Baile holy Sandalwood, is a unique wood with fragrance, and the color will gradually become dark green gradually. The longer the time is, the color will become more green. Due to its scarcity and preciousness, it is one of the main materials for high-grade wooden glasses.
4.Rosewood, grown in Myanmar. The characteristics: bright colors, clear and beautiful texture, and is not easy to crack, deform, and easy to process and carve.
5.Red sandalwood, grown in Indonesia. Red sandalwood is a kind of tree species that is particularly hard and heavy in the leguminous red sandalwood genus. It is the most upscale wood in mahogany. It is a hardwood with purple-black color, It is very suitable for eyewear. The utensils made of red sandalwood are waxed and polished without varnish, the surface has satin-like shiny effect.
6.Black Walnut, grown in the United States. Black walnut wood has smooth cutting surface, soft light, with light black-brown and purple color, beautiful large parabolic pattern on the cutting surface. Sometimes, there are wavy- like curly tree patterns and "bird peck " stitches knots, which size like small nails, form a pleasant decorative pattern.
wood materials
7.African Blackwood, grown in Africa. African blackwood, also known as African purple sandalwood, is mainly produced in eastern Africa etc. The centre part is mainly yellowish brown or dark brown. The longer the time is, there will be more black color. The texture is obvious and beautiful. African blackwood has extremely hard texture. It is said to be the hardest in mahogany, with high gloss and delicate texture. It is slippery and not greasy to play.
8.Red sandalwood AAA, produced in Africa. Characteristics: dense structure, pleasant color and beautiful pattern.
9.Sucupira, produced in Brazil. Characteristics : Diffuse-porous woo; The centre part is reddish-brown to chocolate-colored; dark stripes alternating with the pale ones. The borderline between the centre part and the side part is obvious. And the side is narrow with white color. The growth rings is inconspicuous to slightly conspicuous . The wood is glossy, has no special odor and taste, the texture is irregular to staggered, the structure is fine and uniform, the wood is heavy and has high strength.
10.Maple, produced in Canada. The color of maple is milky white to white, sometimes with a light reddish-brown, and the western wood is mostly grayish brown. It is characterized by tight wood, uniform texture, good for polishing, and occasionally has light greenish-gray mineral texture, which is easy to paint.
11.Black Gold wood, produced in Africa. Black gold wood is graded by color, and the darker it is, the more expensive it is. Black gold wood occasionally has black tree grains, and black gold wood is a hard wood.
12.Beech, produced in Germany. Beech wood is heavy, strong, shock resistant, easy to bend in steam, can be shaped, but is easy to crack. The grain is clear, the wood texture is uniform, and the tone is soft and smooth.
wood materials
13.Ambila, produced in Africa. African Padauk is superior in color and texture. The centre part color is reddish-brown and purplish-red, which will turn to purple to brown with red streaks after sawing. The texture is exquisite and the structure is delicate, which is more suitable for engraving exquisite patterns. In addition, African Padauk is not easy to change color, is resistant to corrosion and abrasion, has a stable structure, and is a hard wood.
14. Voiletwood, from South America. The wood is high in strength, hard in texture, and will hardly get smaller after shrinking. The tree is blood red when it is newly sawed, will become purple after oxidation. It is a little bit difficult to process. It is good for planing, cutting, coloring, gluing, polishing and painting. The structure is delicate. The color is attractive, shiny, without special smell, and the texture is usually straight, wavy-like or staggered.
15.The ox hair sandalwood, produced in Cambodia. Its characteristic is that the growth pattern is not obvious. the color of centre part is orange-red, will turn to dark purple or black purple after a long time, often with light and purple-black stripes. The structure is very delicate and the air-dry density is very high. The pores are fine and dense like cattle hair, so called cattle hair pattern red sandalwood, and some are golden yellow, called Venus red sandalwood. Over time, it will have horny luster, and it will have satin-like reflections from some angles.
16.Ebony, from East Africa. The color of African ebony is generally black. The color of most new wood is purple-black with a slightly mountain-like wood grain. While the color of old wood is black, generally without wood grain. African ebony wood fiber is relatively delicate, dense, and almost has no pores, so it is very resistant to moisture. If soaking in water, it will resume luster after drying by cloth. 
wood materials
   The above are the main wood materials used in some of our wood glasses. Of course, other wood materials may also be used, which are not listed here. If customers have special requirements for wood, we can customize for them. At the same time, the wooden glasses also often combined with other materials, such as horn, metal and titanium materials.


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