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Different Types Of Bamboo and Wood Used To Make Sunglasses and Eyeglasses

Types of Bamboo and Wood Used To Make Sunglasses

Of all the woods I could talk about. Let's talk about the wood used in making glasses.

Bamboo has a distinctive aroma when cut or sanded but it otherwise doesn't have a strong scent. You will probably be able to smell the inside of your bamboo case as it has not been sanded or polished. It has a distinct earthy scent, simply because, it is of the earth.


Sandalwood GlassesIt is known to have a high class scent. Sandalwoods are heavy, yellow and fine-grained, and unlike many other aromatic woods, they retain their fragrance for decades.  

Sandalwood is the second-most expensive wood in the world, after the African Blackwood. The scent has a calming effect on the human spirit and is also called wolfberry.


Ebony Wood GlassesEbony wood is extremely hard, has a semi-permanent durability, is not easily attacked by fungi or insects. It is finely-textured and has a very smooth finish when polished, making it valuable as an ornamental wood. 

Black Ebony is one of the most valuable and expensive types of wood in the world; prized for its dark heartwood. Traditionally, Ebony blackwood has been used for charcoal, native carvings, combs, needles, cups and knife handles. Because of its high density, texture and waxiness, it is ideal for the production of woodwind musical instruments like clarinets and is a superior wood for holding the metal fittings of guitar fret boards. 


Rosewood SunglassesIt is the most famous wood of all ages regardless of the times. The skin is fine, rather irregular, the grain intertwines deeply, it is very dense, shiny and gives a graceful impression.

It is heavy and durable, and it is used as the main material in China when building a palace. 

The  pre-eminent rosewood appreciated in the Western world is the wood known as "Brazilian rosewood", but also as "Bahia rosewood".  This wood has a strong, sweet smell, which persists for many years, explaining the name rosewood. 

Sham Persimmon

Sham Persimmon GlassesPersimmon is native to eastern North America and known for its small, soft fruits that are suited to a variety of culinary uses. As a lumber, persimmon is a hardwood used for a number of recreation and specialty items. It comes from the family Ebenaceae, the same family as ebony.

The wood harvested from persimmons is a hard and strong wood. Color varies depending on the section of the sample. Wide pieces of sapwood appear pale yellow or tan, while thin pieces of heartwood are dark brown or black. The grain is generally even and fine, becoming more prominent with aging. Like the plant itself, the lumber version of persimmon has a number of aliases. American ebony, white ebony, bara-bara, boa wood, butterwood, possum wood and Virginia date palm are all other names used for persimmon.


Purpleheart SunglassesPurple Heart originates in Central and South America, it is a very hard material. The trees are prized for their beautiful heartwood, when cut, quickly turns from a light brown to a rich purple color. Exposure to UV light darkens the wood to a brown color with a slight hue of the original purple.  The dry timber is very hard, stiff, and dense. Purpleheart is correspondingly difficult to work with. It is very durable and water-resistant. 


Zebra Wood Sunglasses Zebrawood is characterized by a  striped pattern that is reminiscent of a zebra. The wood exhibits a pale golden color and has a dark brown stripe pattern. It is a heavy, hard wood with a somewhat coarse texture, often with an interlocked or wavy grain, it is a beautiful wood. 

In the past, it was used in Cadillac and Mercedes Benz automobiles. Because of its hardness, it can also be used for skis and tool handles.


Bamboo is an evergreen flowering plant. The word bamboo comes from the term bambu, which was introduced to English through Indonesia and Malay. Bamboos are some of the fastest-growing plants on Earth with some types having reported growth rates of up to 3 feet in 24 hours. Bamboo can be a very sustainable crop; a fast growing grass, it requires no fertilizer and self-regenerates from its own roots, so it doesn't need to be replanted.

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