Bark & Rock
Eucalyptus Smoked Pommele
Where: Australia and New Zealand
Botanical name: Eucalyptus globulus
The term ‘pommele’ originates from the French word for apple (pomme) and is used to describe this veneer’s markings. These look like tiny apples or fruit, scattered across the surface. Depending on natural variations they can also be described as quilted. This painterly finish is further enhanced when the wood is smoked with ammonia, which reacts with the natural tannin present in the logs. This chemical process intensifies the veneer’s natural colours and fine figuring.
Eucalyptus trees are native to Australia and New Zealand where they thrive in the hot climate. They are known for the distinctive aroma of their leaves as well as their variegated bark and wood which often exhibits strikingly sculptural shapes. Eucalyptus trees can reach impressive heights sometimes measuring over 60 metres.
Our natural and recycled wood collections include hand crafted refillable notebooks, diaries, sketchbooks, photograph albums, guest/visitors books and slip cases. Each wood and stone book is individually made to order in our studio workshop in the UK.
Bark & Rock stocks over 40 types of wood veneer from 6 continents.
Your Bark & Rock product is unique! Our wood veneers are sourced from different areas of the world and are also created using different sections of each tree. Depending on the species veneers can incorporate various features and patterns, including highly sought after burr wood motifs. Veneer production also includes different processes such as crown, quarter and rotary cuts to create various finishes. Each of these methods reveals fine layers of beauty unique to a given species and tree. Some of our finest veneers can be found in our wonderful figure and pommele grain designs. Check our Glossary for more information.
Working with wood veneer means that we can highlight nature’s extraordinary range of organic patterns in a more environment friendly way: 1 cubic metre of planked timber yields 20m² of usable wood whilst 1 cubic metre of veneer delivers 900m² of usable wood giving each tree the optimum yield. Wood is in itself renewable, recyclable and biodegradable. Within our production process we also make every effort to avoid waste and to use non-toxic finishes.
Please note: since wood is a natural product, your Bark & Rock notebook truly is unique and is likely to differ in both pattern and shade from the photographs on our website. These are designed to be indicative of a given type of wood in general.