Aomori Hiba (Thujopsis dolobrata) is a Japanese tree in the cypress family that is very similar to hinoki wood in that it is a dense grained softwood with strong anti microbial properties. Like hinoki it has a cedar-citrusy scent that is very pronounced when it is new and mellows out with use. Aomori hiba is harder than hinoki with more bounce and slide to it. Being solid wood certain precautions should be taken to avoid warping, see below.
Size: 235 x 480 x 30mm
- Since this product is made of natural wood, slight warping may occur. It is unavoidable due to characteristics of the wood. To flatten, wet the board, then put the convex surface up and leave to dry for 24 hours. It should be restored to an original condition (results may vary).- Do not dry a board by putting it into a microwave or oven.