Tielimu

Tielimu literally means "strength of iron wood" and is the oldest hardwood indigenous to China. The wood resembles Jichimu but is coarser, more open in grain, and predominantly grayish black.

It also lacks the contrasting colours found in Jichimu. Furniture made of Tielimu often has a thick quality, with little or no carved decoration.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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