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4 Much Adored Woods Used for Making Canes

4 Much Adored Woods Used for Making Canes

Tom Siceloff |

Most people prefer wooden walking canes as compared to those made from synthetic materials due to the durability and long performance life associated with premium wood. Though many other options are available, wooden canes continue to be the number one choice for users who want a reliable and naturally beautiful cane. Wooden walking canes add style and sophistication to your look. We have chosen four woods for this discussion, four wood choices we believe every cane buyer should consider…


  1. Spectacular Snakewood

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Snakewood is counted among one of the finest woods used for making exotic canes. The reddish color wood with contrasting dark brown tinge is the ideal wood for making walking canes with a typical, rustic aura. The texture of Snakewood Canes is different and these canes have a typical, snakeskin finished touch.  Snakewood is use for hard handled products as it is very tough and closely textured. The dark patches on snakewood complete the exotic appearance. These don’t need to be covered or concealed as they amplify the natural appeal of the cane. The color of snakewood canes might darken slightly over a period and this only adds to the charm of such boutique wooden canes!


  1. Magnificent Mahogany

It is important to choose the right cane keeping in mind all the specific properties that define a type of wood. Unlike ebony’s dark tones and snakewood’s mystic beauty, walking cane users vouch for canes produced using Mahogany Wood for its grain pattern and strong sheen. There are many varieties of mahogany out there and each, seems to have some individual traits. A smooth finish comes naturally to this wood and it can be further smoothened with polishing. The wood has a straight and even grain that gives excellent workability and durability when used in manufacturing walking canes and sticks.  Many cane manufacturers and designers propose mahogany because it has anti-rot properties that protects the product from damage.


  1. Wonderful Walnuts

Walnut wood canes are top prize in the niche because of their charm and individuality. Nearly everything about this wood—the color, hardness and dense grain makes it stand apart from similar hardwoods used for making sticks. The color of this wood ranges from creamy white in the sapwood to a dark chocolate in the heartwood. The decay resistance of walnut is rather high, making it suitable for regular cane users and those who live in humid, wet conditions. Walnut takes-up finishing rather well and despite its hardness, it is not very heavy. As an option for making exquisite canes, this wood is just about perfect with much adored woodworking qualities. People have stories to share of minimally-cared family heirlooms made from this wood that seem indestructible!


  1. Elegant Ebony

Ebony is counted among the most luxurious types of woods and finds widespread use as an ornamental wood. The multi-colored wood is finely-textured and it is easy to finish for a smooth presentation, making it valuable as a material choice for walking canes. The dense, packed wood is highly durable and has natural properties, like aversion to rotting, which makes it a great choice for countryside sticks and walking canes used for longer outdoor journeys. The opulence of ebony can be gauged from the fact that it is used in the making of some of the most premium musical instruments and intricate carvings.


Concluding Thoughts

There are many more options to choose from—palm wood, oak, chestnut, berry, and beechwood to name a few. For wooden walking cane users, there is always a need to research and investigate every type of wood. Some woods have the appeal of a fashion accessory while others tend to look more beautiful even when minimally finished. Exclusive wooden shades can be created with the evolution in finishing compounds and methods.

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