cut, and quality specifications.
It is selected as a tree in the most interesting areas of Jura;
the trees are individated in August and cut in the beginning of
the following winter and sawn (or ax cut) as soon as possible. The
trees usually come from the high hills of "Risoux", "Mont-Noir"
or "Forêt du Massacre", between 1 000 and 1 300 meters of altitude.
We also carry epicea coming from Switzerland, Italy ("Val di Fiemme")
We "hunt" for it everywhere in the East of France, from Laon to
Gap…but also in Switzerland, in the Romanian Carpath mountains or
As wine collectors would do, we collect wood coming from a variety
of areas. No doubt you will be able to find - in the wide selection
we offer - a large choice of characteristics and the wood most adapted
to the instrument you would like to make.
Maple and Spruce (Epicea) are usually cut in wedges then naturally
Other types are available :
Willow, Pear, Prune, Linden, Service tree, Alder, Apple, Sycamore,
Boxwood, Holly, Sorb tree ( estimate sent on request)
We offer in our sawmill in Fertans more than 2 000 pieces for violins
and violas and about 200 for cellos (maple and spruce) and other
pieces for harpsichords, guitars, hurdy gurdies, etc.
The wood is classified in 6 different quality type; in the higher
qualities (1S & 1X) we only have fresh cut wood. Seasoned qualities
(5 years or more) are available in class 1A, 1B or 2°.
We welcome you from Monday to Saturday, from 9 AM to 5 PM. (appointment