WHO WE ARE
« GENERAL OLIVE WOOD » is a manufacturer company 100 % exporter with a surface of 3500-meter square.
We have inherited our skills and our mastery of olive wood workmanship from our ancestors which made us among the most professional and authentic olive wood manufacturer companies in the world.
« GENERAL OLIVE WOOD » is a family company, based in Sfax, in the south of Tunisia, where the olive trees are abundant.
Our company has succeded since its establishment to spread all over the world, thanks to our qualiy, originality, exclusivity, experience and our deep rootedness in the olive wood products manufacturing. The origin of olive trees existence dates back in the Mediterranean Basin, the Arabian Peninsula, Southern Asia and much of Africa especially Sfax, Tunisia for thousands of years.
That’s why Sfax is the largest olive tree-growing city. Degenerated and non-productive trees are constantly cut to produce olive wood. Each tree embodies its own grain pattern identified in terms of, features, shapes and colors which offers each olive wood piece unique personality and character, for this reason, it is often used to make kitchenwares and home furnishings.
The olive tree
The olive tree, Olea European (Oil of Europe) is a medium shaped and very long living species of tree found growing primarly in coastal Mediterranean regions. It was one of the first trees known to have been cultivated, having been grown for agricultural purpose more than 5000 years ago. The olive tree is most famous for its fruit and oil produced from it. Among carpenters and furniture experts, however, the tree is just famed for its high wood quality, it is hard, heavy and strong with high overall density. It has a straight grain with a fine texture.
Due to its rich color and appearance, olive wood is particularly a sought- after material for use in decorative and kitchen utensils items. the wood contains brown streaks that contrast attractively with the lighter yellow streaks of the sapwood. A distinct but not unpleasant odor adds to the overall character of olive wood. the wood’s slithery sweet smell is particularly noticeable when freshy cut or when worked with tools. Items made from olive wood will generally retrain this faint aroma for many years.
The high natural durability of olive wood lakes it ideal for furniture and kitchen utensils manufacturing. As compared with other types of wood, the olive wood rarely sold or available as lumber. When it is sold, olive wood lumber is normally very expensive and cut into small pieces. The wood is often olive wood is often used to make small items and larger finished objects are scarce, highly and expensive.