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Olive Wood HoldingCross /HolyLand

Olive Wood HoldingCross /HolyLand

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$25.00

Look closely at the pictures.  The cross on the left is our Olive from the Holy Land and the cross on the right is our Premium Olive from Bethlehem trees. 

The Olive Tree produces some of the most beautiful wood.  We have two different grades of olive for you to consider.

  • Holy Land - wood from the Mediterranean region with some cracks in the wood (see info below)
  • Premium Bethlehem - the most beautiful Bethlehem Olive wood (the best of the best).

This wood is certified and designated to be from the Holy Land (the one on the left in the picture). 

The Olive tree grows throughout the Mediterranean region and this Holy Land wood comes from the prunings of the trees there.  Twice a year, the Olive tree is pruned.  This wood is then taken to kilns to be artificially dried versus the older tradition used with the Premium Olive which is dried in limestone caves to be air dried.  In the caves, the wood slowly dries.  It takes approximately three years for the wood to be dry enough to work into the various artisan items sold. The Kiln dried wood dries in several weeks and is then sold on the open market to make products designated to be made of olive from the Holy Land. 

Much of the olive wood designated from the "Holy Land" is NOT air dried in the old tradition but rather machine dried in electric or gas kilns.   The wood dries in months rather than years.  That saves money for the producers and lowers the cost of the wood for manufacturers.The problem is, the olive wood, as a fruit tree,  is very moist and takes a long time to dry properly. If you dry it too fast, the wood begins to crack from the expansion and heat. This extra pressure of drying too fast causes "checking", a wood term that describes the uneven drying process that causes surface cracks.

Many artisans and crafters take the lower grade wood and then fill the cracks to make the pieces more stable. This allows the crafter to buy lower quality raw materials and then "finish" the pieces with fill and lacquer or some other artificial surface finish to mask the defects. 

Working with our Bethlehem friends in Christ, we have worked out a way to purchase the lower grade wood and modify our manufacturing process to incorporate a natural fill cellulose (read: wood derivative) that complements our all-natural production of HoldingCrosses. 

That allows us to offer two price points for you to consider. The Olive wood HoldingCross from Holy Land wood is priced lower because we purchase more "general" wood from the region. The Premium Bethlehem Olive Wood HoldingCross is our finest wood  and sells for for $28.00.


Look at the following picture as an example of our Holy Land wood:

Notice the "checking" in the cross ... 

If you purchase this grade, there will be cracks and imperfections that we fill with a specially created filler just for the olive wood and take great care in preparing to make it stable and beautiful.

You won't be able to feel it as we have been able to "cover" the imperfection with some hard work and elbow grease.   My personal cross is one of these with an imperfection in it. It reminds me that I'm not perfect and He's not done with me yet!

These Olive wood HoldingCrosses from the trees of the Holy Land are still made in Texas with the same care we have always done. The difference between these and our Premium Olive HoldingCrosses ar as follows:

  • The Premium wood comes from Bethlehem trees only and dried slowly in limestone caves
  • The Premium wood has few, if any, visible defects
  • The Premium wood has more color and grain variance adding to the beauty
  • The Premium wood has an certificate of authenticity that comes with each item

Either cross you choose will be a wonderful gift for that special person.  

We purchase the Olive lumber from a family-operated factory living in Bethlehem. We then do all the work to shape, sand and buff the wood in our shop in Frisco, Texas. Even with the unrest and uncertainty of the Middle East, these Christian Artisans continue to work in the Bethlehem Workshop as a testimony of God's faithfulness and provision. We pray for them daily.

 

 

 

You can find other wooden crosses on the internet and some are incorrectly using our trademark name "holdingcross", Others have similar designs and call their products a hand cross, prayer cross, palm cross or even comfort cross.  We have not found anything to compare to our inspired original design (see our story), smooth contour and natural beauty. We have found less expensive crosses. They are able to offer them because they cut out many of the steps required to make The HoldingCross™   Many use spray lacquer to temporarily and artificially produce a shine on the surface.  The edges are not rounded and smooth with hand sanding.   The thickness of other crosses is often 3/4" or less, which defeats the purpose for the aysmetrical design in the hand. 

We are committed to the quality and integrity of the work the Lord has given us to do. We want these HoldingCrosses™ to be a special and unique gift for your loved one. The size of The HoldingCrossTm is specificly designed for the hand.  The thickness of the wood is as important as the length of the piece or where the asymmetrical contour of The HoldingCross™ is cut.  In the Old Testament, God provided specific measurements for things Holy.  We believe He has done the same with The HoldingCrossTm. Click here for more info on The HoldingCrossTM design.

Like all of our wooden crosses, these Olive wood HoldingCrosses™ are hand made in our family-operated woodworking shop in Frisco, Texas. After over fourteen years of making these gifts, Carol and Jack still personally participate in the making of every HoldingCrossTm. They are not mass produced. They are made by Christians for Christians and to give God the Glory.  

The picture of two HoldingCrosses™ is for illustration purposes only to show grain variance.  The price is for a single HoldingCrossTm.

 


  • Model: 094-000
  • Shipping Weight: 0.18lbs

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