African Rosewood, also referred to as Bubinga, offers up some of the world’s most beautiful lumber owing to the wood’s tight grain and dark attractive colors. While typically orange at first, the tree’s wood transforms into a stunning reddish hue when worked. Due to the wood’s interlocking grain, working with African Rosewood can be a challenge to work with because of its unyielding nature and difficulty bending. African Sandalwood is a small shrubby African tree that yields a hard wood and is found growing in woodlands on acidic soil where the species typically dominates the surrounding area. While the tree features distinctive reddish flowers, the wood itself is medium and dark brown and releases a pleasant smell. Typically used in the manufacturing of furniture and curios, the wood is an excellent carving medium and perfect for making our wooden watches.