Sustainable: used wood
Suitable for outdoor use: Solid and durable
Manufacture: Made in Germany


For the construction of WITTEKIND Lounge and garden furniture, we only use used and well-weathered spruce wood with a thickness of at least 30 millimetres. Every piece of wood has its own history, which can of course be seen in the furniture.

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Used wood?

Many people ask us where the spruce planks on which they lay their arms have ever been used. What purpose might the wood have had in the past? What experiences in tough outdoor use has the wood had, which bears witness to its use with paint stains, quirks, edges, cracks and other marks?

We're sure you'll understand that we keep this secret well - after all, the rustic surface is what gives WITTEKIND furniture its special charm.

This is spruce wood

On our product pages, in our brochures and flyers and also here on the website, we repeatedly state that our products are made from used, weathered spruce wood. Although the origin of the wooden planks used for our tables, sofas and benches remains our well-kept secret, today we would like to give you a little more information about spruce wood as a raw material.

The spruce tree

  • The spruce tree (botanically: Picea) belongs to the pine family and is an evergreen conifer. Spruces are divided into over 35 species, which generally grow worldwide as medium-sized and large trees. They grow to heights of between 20 and 70 meters and, depending on the species, the trees can live up to 600 years. Although there are a few species that grow slowly, spruces are generally fast-growing tree species.
  • Spruce forests are typical in cold climate zones, as the trees are extremely hardy - a spruce tree more or less stops photosynthesizing in frost.
  • When a spruce tree is 20 to 40 years old, it flowers for the first time. During the flowering period (April to June), the male flowers can even cover entire areas with their pollen. Every spruce tree has both male and female flowering organs, and reproduction takes place through so-called wind pollination.

The German forest

  • In Europe, only the so-called common spruce - also known as red spruce - is native and colonizes around 26 percent of the forest area in Germany. This makes the spruce the most common conifer and the most common tree species in German forests, even ahead of the copper beech and the oak.
  • It is therefore not surprising that spruce trees are of great ecological importance. These trees provide a suitable habitat for many small animals, such as owls, jays and woodpeckers, as well as a rich source of food. In addition, a large number of caterpillars of various butterflies feed on the spruce needles.
  • Spruce trees are also very important for other forest flora. For example, the bearded lichen, which is on the Red List of endangered plants, prefers to grow on spruce branches and trunks.