DIFFERENT TYPES OF WOODS
A very fast growing wood variety, which is not subject to scarcity, it is a very popular wood in the manufacture of furniture and interior finishings (house, luxury, car industry, etc.) due to its very fine grain. It confers a very elegant finish with tones ranging from beige to reddish-brown, once polished and shiny. It is also resistant to humidity and distortion due to the effects of time. It can also be used safely in contact with foodstuffs, as it possesses antibacterial characteristics that are important for hygienic standards.
- SUAR WOOD
Well known in Southeast Asia (under the scientific name of “Albizia Saman”), it is called “Rain tree” in English because of the shape of its umbrella-shaped branches. It is a wood easy to work, to carve, it has a dominant 2-tone colour (almost chocolate brown and yellow that will darken with the passage of time. Its fibres reach a “caramel” colour when they are well dried). It develops very quickly so it is in no danger of extinction. It is a very popular wood and has been used (and still is) by Indonesian sculptors for many years.
- TAMARIND WOOD
Wood of beautiful appearance and beautiful tones (dark towards the heart of the trunk and light towards the bark), insect resistant, with a very hard trunk core and a softer bark. Its colour variations are splendid depending on which part of the trunk is processed. This wood can be used to make furniture and sculptures of reasonable size and impressive colour combinations.
- TEAK WOOD
“Tectona Grandis” from its scientific name, TEAK WOOD is a hardwood tree species whose reputation, beauty and resistance over time is no longer new to anyone. Highly prized for specialised timber construction and nautical carpentry creations, it is used to make bridges for boats, walkways and garden paths, swimming pool surrounds, etc. Very resistant in itself (thanks to a substance it produces itself making it waterproof and very resistant to attack by insects that prefer softer woods), it is the “Star Wood Essence” of Southeast Asia, where its production and sale is now closely watched due to strong demand.
- RECYCLED WOOD
A type of wood with a well marked past life, reused to create exceptional pieces that are impregnated with history and that over time have acquired a lot of resistance; resistant to decay, its appearance and its colours are from olden days. It comes from the ruins of fishermen’s houses, or destroyed canoes. Basically, it is a material that combines character, uniqueness and eco-friendliness for a quite “artistic” result.
- PETRIFIED WOOD (FOSSIL)
Petrified wood is composed of fossilised wood where minerals have taken the place of organic substance over years (hundreds of thousands). This provides it with an incredible hardness and density while preserving the appearance of wood. Original pieces, very difficult to work, but extremely beautiful thanks to so many years of a natural process to obtain an impressive result of elegance.
WOOD IS A LIVING MATERIAL
It is true, wood is a “living material“, sensitive to variations in temperature and humidity, it can slightly move over time, which is quite normal.
This natural process, due to various external conditions, sometimes leads to the appearance of small cracks;
Do not worry, this does not affect the structure of the furniture.
These small marks of evolution contribute to make your furniture unique and different from others. This is part of the charm of handmade wooden furniture!