Why Go Wooden In Your Furniture

By: Sarika Kabra

What furniture are youplanning to buy for your new home? Looking around at the variety of choicesavailable will only end up in confusing you. Everything is so attractive, thatgiven the choice you’d like to buy a bit of everything. Of course, you have todraw the line somewhere. You have to decorate a house, not a museum. And evenif you have the best of stuff, you would have to make a budget so you don’t getcarried away by all those fancy and sofa sets vyingfor your attention.

One of the first things todecide is the choice of material. There are several kinds of material thatfurniture is made of. You can choose between wood and wood laminates, metal,wrought iron, glass, plastic, cane, leather and so on… the list is endless.Consumers are spoilt for choice, and your final decision will depend much uponyour own outlook to life and your personal requirements.

Within each kind of materialthere are a variety of subcategories. Let us take wood to start with.

You can go for heavy woodsfor a solid finish, and furniture that will last for several generations. Preferredheavy woods are teak, oak and rosewood. Classic is one ofthe best in terms of quality and uniqueness. Each piece is specially crafted byworkers who work long hours to create pieces that are special and exclusive.Use of oak wood is another reason this special furniture really lasts, as thewood itself is greatly weather resistant and lasts for extremely long periodsof time. Of course, a little anti-termite treatment and regular maintenancewould be needed, but that is true for practically any kind of wood.

Teak wood is one of thefavorites of furniture vendors and customers alike worldwide. The reasons forthis are not difficult to seek. Teak is one of the most versatile woods, andlends itself to nearly any kind of molding. It is heavy and termite resistant,which gives it a longer life than most of its peers. It also grows in majorforests of the world, and is available commercially practically all over theworld as well. The grain of the wood is such that it is bound to melt the heartof any furniture lover. So you should not be surprised to find the finest teakfurniture in the biggest castles of Europe, or the homes of ordinary mortalswith a taste for fine furniture. You can indulge yourself too, and your grandchildrenwould still use that decades later.

If you like light furniture,both in weight and in color, you should look at lighter woods like pine. Pinewood has an inherent advantage that termites and other insects do not attackit, giving it a much greater life than its peers. This is because of the oilcontent in the wood, which repels the insects and makes the wood unattractiveto them. Of course, this very much suits your needs as it increases the life ofyour furniture. On the flip side, pine furniture has the disadvantage that itis prone to chipping. Also, due to this very reason the wood is best used forsimple, straight designs, and is not suitable for heavy carving designs.

Go ahead and make your choiceand enjoy setting up your home.

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