Timber Types & Sustainability
|A part of the wattle family, Acacia is a hardwood timber commonly used here in Australia to make furniture and other timber pieces. Grown in the North East of India, the plantation timber has a distinct and earthy grain which gives off a vibrant sense of life through the timber.|
|The Indians have been using mango timber for years now. Often used to create incredible furniture pieces, Mango is as solid and beautiful as any other hardwood timber out there. The detailed grain gives an appeal like none other.|
|Commonly used in furniture construction, Oak is one of the heavier types of hardwood timbers out there. With an easily recognisable grain, the thick lines swirl in various motions throughout the timber.|
|Mahogany has been used to create lovely furniture pieces for many centuries and will continue so for many more. The hardwood timber has a more neutral grain compared to most other timbers but is still magnificent to look at.|
|The thick and prominent grain is what makes Elm so unique and desired for use in many pieces of furniture. The solid hardwood timber is sourced from plantations in China were sustainability is priority of this much loved timber.|
|A lightweight timber more commonly used in chairs and pieces of furniture that need to be moved a lot, Birch is popularly harvested and grown in China through timber plantations. A more flat and neutral grain sees the timber more easy on the eye to look at.|
|When it comes to solid timbers, Sheesham is right up there. The incredibly dense and hard timber is an Indian favourite being able to withstand knocks and bumps which only add to its character. The grain throughout the timber makes an instant impact on any piece of furniture and gives furniture designs an extra edge.|
|More commonly used in outdoor furniture, Teak is a timber made to withstand the elements of an ever changing climate. We commonly use recycled Teak as it has the charm and appeal of a past life made into todays furniture.|
How to Care For: Timber
- Always avoid direct sunlight and consider room heat and humidity which could cause natural movements in timber and/or joints.
- Wipe off spills immediately. Always use coasters or table mats.
- Do not place hot objects directly on the surface eg. pizza carton and hot pans, as discolouration to the furniture could occur.
- Dust and clean with a dry soft cloth. Do not use damp or wet cloth.
- Use Beeswax to wax and buff at least every 6 months to keep the rich look and condition of the timber.
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