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1. Hevea Wood (Rubber Wood)
This wood is our core business. Hevea wood, commonly known as “Rubberwood,” “Parawood,” “Asian Beech” or “Malaysian Oak,” is used in the manufacture of furniture, flooring, interior finishing, plywood, paneling, chopping blocks and staircase components. This hardwood is typically pale cream to light brown in color with moderately coarse, straight and even texture.
Hevea wood is considered to be one of the most environmentally friendly woods is often the most misunderstood species of wood in the furniture industry. The name Rubberwood invokes a variety of misconceptions as to it's features and to it's durability. Rubberwood (also called Parawood in Thailand) is the standard common name for the timber of Hevea. In fact, Hevea Brasiliensis is one of the more durable lumbers used in the manufacturing of today's home furnishings. As a member of the Maple family, Hevea has a dense grain character that is easily controlled in the kiln drying process. Hevea has very little shrinkage making it one of the more stable construction materials available for furniture manufacturing.
Appearance – Pale cream to light brown
Texture – Moderately coarse grain, mostly straight, even
Density: 560-640 kg/m3
Tangential shrinkage: 0.6%
Hardness: 975 lbs force
2. Teak Wood
Teak wood that we use here are mainly from Indonesia & India. Plantation teak is considered a renewable resource, as it is legally harvested and managed to produce a sustainable supply.
Teak wood is a hardwood obtained from broad leaved deciduous trees, and it is exceptionally strong, not only when compared to softwoods such as Mango wood or Pine wood, but also when compared with most of the other hardwood species of trees.
Teak wood has a very high density, and does not rot or decay easily. This is the reason why it is so durable. Teak wood also has a natural resistance to several alkaline and acidic substances. Hence it does not get spoiled or stained easily.
Teak makes for very strong and long-lasting outdoor furniture. There are century-old teak park benches in England made from dismantled ships – a testament to the durability of this wood. Purchasing a piece of indoor or outdoor furniture made from teak may mean you will be able to one day give it to your grand kids!
3. Acacia Wood
Acacia wood has been around since biblical times and long before it. It’s believed that Acacia wood was used to construct the Tabernacle and Ark of Covenant because it was virtually indestructible.
Many people know acacia wood as “thorn-tree,” “whistling thorn,” or “wattle.” While many of the varieties in Thailand, Indonesia and Africa do not contain many thorns, the ones in Australia are quite thorny.
The Acacia bears pods, which releases tannin. In the past the tannin were used for medicinal purposes and as a preservative for food.
Acacia wood is a sustainable one because once cut, another one can be planted, and the tree’s rapid growth decreases the likelihood of running out of them. Many Thai choose to purchase furniture made of Acacia wood for this reason.
Depending on how the wood is finished, it can look light or dark. For example, if it has a lime wash, the furniture appears smooth and the wood grain patterns are remarkable. It’s also possible to have mahogany colored finish, which makes it dark. This isn’t as readily available, but can be found.
Acacia wood is great for furniture for the bedroom, dining room, and living room. It’s also good for shelving because it can withstand the demands of weighted objects