Chilean Laurel (Laurelia aromatica) is a large evergreen tree endemic to central Chilean rainforests, where it grows up to 30 meters. The trees bright green leaves, the smooth, pale bark that cracks with age both contain highly aromatic oily ingredients, that made these parts of the tree worthy for the Incas, they used it as medicine and spices in a wide range of purposes. The medium hard and light weighted wood shows colours ranging from pale bright grey sapwood to silvery greenish heartwood, that may also reach darker silver greyish tones. Working on this wood is a real pleasure due to its highly pleasant smelling aromatic oil content. Stabilized piece, maximum penetrated by Plexiglas, giving the piece a very strong but flexible toughness. Easily to be worked with sharp tools. The stabilization is perfect, no water will be collected even after hours of soaking or watering -you may even put this piece into the dishwasher!----------------------------------Sample photos, actual pieces may differ.