Estonia is rich in woodlands and that’s a fine thing for a carpenter here. Getting local woods to work with is relatively easy. The most common woods in Estonia are (roughly) these:

  1. Pine – 45%
  2. Birch – 25%
  3. Spruce – 20%
  4. Aspen – 5%
  5. (others) – 5%

Here on Villema farm where we get most of our raw material, the picture is quite different, however, and our most common woods are ash, juniper, and birch.