Beautiful Wood

What do we consider first when it comes to buying furniture? We don’t simply buy a furniture because of its design. We also need to consider the framework or the quality of the materials used especially the wood.

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We are extremely lucky to work with infinitely variable and immensely beautiful wood ranging from native to exotic hardwoods. One of the fundamental joys of making beautiful wooden furniture is working with these materials. Each timber has its own character. Each board is different. Some species cut under the chisel like hard cheese. Others have all the hardness and resilience of mild steel but without the coldness of touch. Cherrywood, Pearwood, Elm, Ripple Sycamore and Olive Ash are all materials that we enjoy working here at Rowden Atelier. We have a stock here of exceptional timber that we are reserving for our clients’ work. All we need is the encouragement from a client with vision and imagination.

WESTERN RED CEDAR

Thuja Plicata

A real giant of a tree, available in wide boards and very easy to work. The lovely scent can remain in the wood especially when used in confined spaces. Very durable and much used for internal joinery. Especially good for houses, as it withstands almost any climatic condition.

ALDER

Alnus glutinosa

An unusual timber in that it has almost no use in furniture making due to its wild nature on being exposed to air.

SUGAR MAPLE

Acer saccharum

This species comes from Canada and, like most maples, is very versatile: from furniture making, to fine letter blocks for printing press, to tool handles and even billiard cues. It ages and discolours less than sycamore and its grain can be very wavy. See more examples of Maple Furniture.

ZEBRANO

Brachystegia fleuryana

This is often used as a detail in marquetry but its initial lustre can fade when exposed to too much ultraviolet light.

BRAZILIAN MAHOGANY

Swietenia macrophylla

Although this species is, without doubt, the best available mahogany from any of the exporting countries, we have a genuine obligation to our environment and the world conservation principles to try to use mahogany from other sources where conservation is an important factor.

 

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