Oleo Europa, grown throughout many areas of Central Europe, was planted by locals, soldiers, and anyone who has enjoyed eating olives or cooking with olive oil. Native European stock tends to produce larger boules with larger, thicker, and more stable lumber. Ideal for high end cabinets, end tables, and fancy turned articles. European Olive tends to have regular grain patterns (not fiddle back or burl) unlike the orchard trees in the United States. A rare and prized species in exotic lumber. Air dried 3-4 years and generally surfaced on one or more faces. Italy. This is the same species of olive that is sent from the "Holy land" it has just been grown elsewhere.
Kiln dried and surfaced on two sides, this beautiful batch of genuine Italian Olive has many figured boards and lots of lovely grain. An occasional check or live edge may be present. Olive is a great wood for breadboards, cheese trays, and cutting boards! Very unique species! This is the last genuine Italian Olive we have; get it while it’s still available!