The highest criteria for wood are used for the building of musical instruments must constitute the following:
1. Trunk wood free of any knots
2. Straight grain (free of twists)
3. Homogeneous wood (no tension wood)
4. A uniform structure with tight annual rings ranging from 1-2 (3) mm
5. Low ratio of latewood (less than 20-30% of the total growth ring.)
This assures a light coloration of the wood.
6. Light in weight (a low or middle specific weight under 0.450g/
cm3) without being soft
7. Stiffness: a high deformation resistance (elasticity model)very high 8. in relation to weight
9. Sound velocity in high relation to weight and at the same time a
high degree of damping.
10 Low resin content, no pitch pockets
11. Uniform in appearance (no color variation)
12.Sufficent dimensions for quartersawing (trees with a diameter of
more than 50 cm)
PLUS the WOOD MUST BE FELL DURING FULL MOON IN WINTER TIME WITH ALTITUTE BETWEEN 1520 METER AND 1580 METER (THE LOCATION OF THE FOREST ABOVE SEA LEVEL.) IN THE NORTHERN HEMISPHERE.
According to the Oxford Encyclopedia, which defines moon wood as wood that, according to tradition, exhibits outstanding and unique sonic characteristics when felled during a certain phases of the moon.
For centuries lumber was cut exclusively in the winter and then only at certain times in accordance with the phases of the moon. This old tradition is passed from generation to genration for centuries.
Modern Academics confirm scientifically that variations in wood characteristics are indeed related to the lunar cycles. It was believed that great violin makers such as Gunerai, Amati and Stradivarius use woodwood to make those legedary violins that easilhy cost 1 or 2 million USD nowdays.
What if Moon Wood is applied to build a speaker cabinet? We are not talking about applying exotic wood veneers to a MDF-based cabinet here. We are talking the whole cabinet is made of moon wood.
Enough for imagination.