Wood Atlas - Xylarium
The hawthorn (Crataegus) is a member of the genus of shrubs or small trees of maloideae (Pyrinae) within the rose family (Rosaceae). Altogether there are 200 to 300 species found in the temperate zones of the northern hemisphere. Europe has about 22 species, three of which are native to Germany. The differences can usually only be distinguished by specialists. It is quite difficult to determine the species because the species freely hybridize with each other.
The wood is very hard and dense, but due to its very small diameter, it is only for smaller carving or turning projects. It has often been used to make handles for forging tools.
Find the right wood by appearance! Our wood atlas makes it significantly easier to find the right wood for your projects. But, as you know, wood is a natural product and what us shown here is only a sample and the actual piece may vary in color and pattern. Tip: Use the left and right arrows to navigate; to select the wood currently show, click on the link below the image. The wood atlas is by no means exhaustive and is constantly being expanded. But, on the whole, almost all the woods we have in stock are shown.