Wood is a traditional material, especially when it comes to gun stocks making. In recent years, different man-made materials such as plastic, fiberglass, have made its way to the market. However, discerning sportsmen keep returning to wood because of its unparalleled beauty and charm.
What makes wood such a noble material? Let’s look at its qualities.
Wood is lighter than many man-made materials, with a good strength to weight ratio. Its grain structure and fibrous nature can give it good flexibility while retaining its strength.
Wood can be shaped into just about any form. This gives it a nearly limitless versatility. Wood can do just about any job we want it to.
Natural and renewable
Wood is a natural, renewable material. Each piece and style of grain is useful for a different application, and each grain pattern can be finished to bring out its individual beauty.
The biggest downside to wood is that it is a natural material. This makes it tricky to work with, since its non-homogeneous density coupled with heat, humidity, and other factors can make it unpredictable to work with. That’s where the experience of the craftsman who made your gunstock comes in.
At WOOX, we have the knowledge of 85 years of woodworking to draw upon, starting with Francesco Minelli’s small artisanal workshop and continuing with Minelli’s modern craftsmanship and finishing techniques. This allows us to shape and finish our gun stocks to absolute precision and beauty. We can get the most out of this Noble material, and it shows in the beauty and performance of WOOX stocks.