Bark & Rock
Where: China, Taiwan, Japan, Korea, Vietnam
Botanical name: Cinnamomum camphora
Camphor Burr has a particularly dense and unusually vibrant blend of sapwood and heartwood. These elements combine to produce natural patterns which include ripple and wave effects as well as interlocked grains that range markedly from light to dark. Tones include light yellow and olive through to oranges, reds, brownish greys and golden browns. These rich variations make it popular for furniture and electric guitar making.
Camphor Burr has a strong aromatic fragrance which can linger pleasantly in the wood for years. The trees, which are native to Southern China, Taiwan, Southern Japan, Korea and Vietnam, can reach heights of 30 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.