Things to Know About Samba Wood Sommeliers


Samba wood is obtained from the tropical tree where the scientific name is Triplochiton scleroxylon, which is a species native to central and western Africa. It grows to the height ranging from 30 and 65 meters. Based on the country, the wood will receive one or another name obeche or Abacha in Nigeria, ayous in Cameron, Wawa in Ghana, and samba in Ivory Coast. Generally, Samba wood is light and resistant. It also comes with a versatile nature. Therefore, it comes with an excellent benefit for the manufacture of saunas to stand out when it comes to uses.



The color Samba wood will vary from white to pale yellow in the whole cross-section. So, the sapwood is hardly distinguishable from other heartwood.





The Samba wood is soft timber. So, even with easy handwork, the nail grip is weak. A pore covering is recommended before the finish due to the grain of the medium-thick size and the vein generally straight.


The samba wood will have a little retention to the temperature, making it virtually immune to the putrefaction or wearing die to the weather. However, it is necessary to do a chemical treatment, as it is very vulnerable to the attacked by the woodworms.


The trending trade name to denominate the Samba wood is obeche that is currently a very exploited species and at the risk of exhausting their plantations. This material is especially necessary due to the absence of either the fragments on the surface of the resins in their composite. It can also work easily, and its possibility of deformation is minimal. Besides, it is simple to work it in a mechanized way and although the gluing does not come with any issues and the grip of the nail is also weak.



When it comes to the application of the Samba wood, it has more specialized applications in the construction of the interior parts of the saunas. Especially at the place where you will touch the skin of the tree. It is also used to build the interior molding, light furniture, friezes, vein, and edges. Additionally, Samba timber is a good material for the quality frame for the drawings, oil paintings, and watercolors. 




  • Sawn, smoothly
  • Drying, fast, and with reduced risk of deformation
  • Finish, smoothly
  • Nailed and screwed, smoothly

Among all such benefits and workability of the Samba wood, the corkscrew is one of the best choices. Offering the best style and smooth functions.



Here are some of the products made out of Samba Wood:


Laguiole en Aubrac Sommelier Waiter’s Corkscrew with the Samba Wood with Pink Veins Handle, Brushed Bolster: Made in French, corkscrew and foil cutter are forged from ultra-strong Sandvik brushed stainless steel. The contoured handle is perfectly crafted with this wood and made for various uses.


Laguiole en Aubrac Sommelier Waiter’s Corkscrew with Samba Wood with Red Veins Handle, Polished Bolster: It is the other component made of Samba wood. The decorative chasing on the metal spine will work as the signature of the craftsmanship when it comes to any tools like knives. 



Laguiole en Aubrac Sommelier Waiter’s Corkscrew with Samba Wood with Yellow Veins Handle, Polished Bolster: A knife made of Samba Wood that will be suitable for three functions like foil cutter, bottle opener and corkscrew. The stainless used is the polished steel bolster in the knife.


Laguiole en Aubrac Sommelier Waiter’s Corkscrew with Samba Wood with Brown Veins Handle, Brushed Bolster: The knife made of Samba Wood is made of brown veins, with the species native to western and central Africa. It will grow for the height from 30 and 65 meters. The product also includes the certificate of authenticity for use.

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