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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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


Brachystegia fleuryana

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


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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Read About The Best Maintenance Tips On Caring For Your Wood Furniture

Wood furniture is a furniture type that has to continually be taken care of. If not, the furniture is going to be heady damaged. The need for treatment is because of environmental conditions and weather conditions are incredibly influential on the surface of the furniture. For the treatment of furniture not only designed for a clean surface from the dust, but also to maintain the surface that does not tickle your goals. You need to concern yourself with streaks, chemicals which eat through the finish, things that contain both wood and fabric, etc. You will find approaches to make it less difficult. Be sure to utilize a very clean damp, cloth. Make use of lemon oil to keep the wood from drying out. And avoid furniture polish since it leaves a dull coating on the wood.”

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Wood household furniture is certainly a smart investment that can last a lifetime if taken care of properly. With a bit of basic care, your fine furniture lasts for years, and stay just as beautiful as the day you obtained it. Listed below are some ideas on taking good care of wood furniture. Below are some simple wood household furniture ideas when followed daily will keep your furniture looking new.

Wood is really sensitive to water and changes in relative humidity. As the weather changes from season to season, so does the humidity in your house and also the moisture content of your wood furniture. This case triggers the wood to expand and contract with every changes in the humidity. Furniture can best handle temperature and humidity changes once they occur gradually. Sudden changes like opening a vacation home, or putting things into non-climate controlled storage in winter directly from your warm home could be problems for your furniture. In addition, keep your furniture away from all direct heat sources like radiators, wood stoves and air ducts.

So that you can avoid damage on furniture, position objects on trivets, tablecloths, doilies or others covers to protect the finish. Utilize felt bottoms on lamps and also other decorative objects. Especially ceramic objects because they’re extremely abrasive. Avoid bright red felt since its color could leach in to the wood through the finish. Utilize water based wood glue to stick the felt on objects. Quite a few chemicals in self stick adhesives utilized on felt can cause a reaction that softens or melts the finish. Use place mats or a table cloth to protect the finish from plates and silverware.

Oil might be great for furniture yet regularly using polish is not. Furniture polish leaves a dull coating on wood. After a while this makes the wood seem more faded. It’s going to just look older and worn out. Wood furniture may be expensive, particularly rarer woods like mahogany, cherry, teak. Don’t let thousands of dollars get wasted by using polishes when all they need is a little bit of oil. Old English and other oils are great however polishes are better left for bowling alleys.

Wood furniture looks great and could be costly. Maintain it looking brand new for several years therefore you do not have to get it professionally cleaned or worse, replaced. Be sure you wipe down wood furniture routinely with a clean, damp rag. Make use of lemon oils like Old English on anything wood, not furniture polish. Polishes may stand out in the short term. However over time they will leave a dull coating that oil doesn’t. If you take care of your wood furniture it might look great for years, even generations.