“In today’s modern world where every corner of our house is full of fancy gadgets and Techy contraptions, a beautiful piece of solid wood furniture is a refreshing reminder of the Uniqueness of Nature.”
All wood that we use goes through proper seasoning and drying procedures. The furniture is coated with high quality Surface finishes and lacquer from PLANTAG Coatings GmbH. Being water based products, the finishes are Non-toxic, food safe and flame retardant.
In addition to being safe for you, the stains and coatings we use are Non-VOC and also safe for the environment.
What you have is Special
Every piece of wood has its own characteristics and each plank is different! Things that you need to keep in mind when you own solid wood furniture are that:
- Each piece of wood has its own unique grain structure, which means you can sometimes get a slight variation in colour, shade and pattern between different products or within the same product. Small splits are a normal feature to all natural wood furniture and will only add to the character of the piece.
- Knots are an inherent characteristic of any Solid Wood; they do not affect the strength or quality of the furniture, in fact they only add to the beauty of it and make it look one of a kind.
- Changes in atmospheric temperature and humidity make all timber expand a little. So if you find drawer movement getting a bit stiff sometimes, get them running nice and smoothly again by rubbing a little candle wax on the drawer runners.
Tender Loving Care
- Clean your Solid wood furniture with a damp cloth. Remember to wipe the surfaces along the direction of the grain.
- Use natural beeswax every three months to retain the sheen. Apply beeswax with a soft cloth, in the direction of the grain, and then buff with soft and lint-free cloth.
- Use coasters or placemats to avoid water marks on wooden furniture.
- Remove spills from your wooden product straight away using a clean, damp cloth and then dry immediately with a lint-free rag.
Protect them like your loved ones
- Avoid using polish that contains silicone as it can spoil the finish over time.
- Keep the furniture away from direct sunlight or heat which can stain, discolour, crack or warp it.
- Do not drag the furniture across the floor as it will cause damage to the joints, not to mention your floor and your lower back!
- Refrain from Leaning backwards on two legs of a chair or stool. It may weaken joints.
Meet the Wooden Family
Sheesham wood or Indian Rosewood, is one the most popular and suitable wood in the Indian Furniture Industry. Due to its durability, it is one of the timbers least susceptible to dry-wood termites; Sheesham wood also takes well to polish and can be finished to a smooth surface. The well-defined grain pattern of this wood gives it unique colouring that makes each piece of Sheesham wood furniture unique and exquisite. It’s colour can be described as golden brown to dark reddish brown, with darker streaks that give the wood an attractive appearance. It also has Streaks of sap wood which might be pale to light brown in colour.
Sheesham wood furniture is stronger than teak and is a more affordable wood for furniture in India; making it a preferred timber for high quality furniture.
Mango wood is strong, durable and resistant to water. Since Mango wood is not as heavy as Sheesham, many people prefer furniture made out of it, as it is easier to manoeuvre; making shifting of houses or rearranging furniture at home easier.
This wood has a unique grain pattern and merges a number of different colours and hues. Typically, Mango wood colour varies from light tan to brown, and sometimes carries hints of light pink, light green and dark green. Its fine grain structure makes it perfect for distressed finishes, sandblasting and other colour and surface applications. Mango is a relatively softer wood.
The colour of Acacia wood ranges from light brown to dark red. This wood has a fine texture, meaning it has a smooth finish. Cracks and knots are very common to this wood but that does not affect its strength. In fact, it adds to the visual appeal. Acacia furniture does not last as long as Sheesham wood does, but it still has better durability compared to many other kinds of wood.
Teak wood has a smooth grain and texture, it is yellowish brown in colour and has high tensile strength; Teak is also highly resistant to timber termites and other pests. Because of its high oil content, teak wood is resistant to water, mildew, fungi and rot. It prices higher than other woods and is not that widely available in Indian Furniture Market.