Earlier this month FurnitureCart team has started the Ultimate Guide to Wood Furniture. We have discovered what kinds of wood are usually used for furniture production and common wood finishes. You are welcome to check them out, if you are a newcomer at our blog. Today we continue with the third and last chapter of our Wooden Furniture Guide. And today we will talk about the composite wood products at our blog. Join us and stay informed and inspired!
Last week we started the first chapter of our ultimate guide to wooden furniture, speaking about wood types. Today we continue telling you more about the kinds of wood finishes. As we have pointed out in the high trends for 2018, wood is one of the highlights for the home decor and one cannot miss it, rearranging any room from bedroom to kitchen and dining room. Before buying furniture and knowing how to take care of this kind, we recommend to discover more on the material (type of wood) it is made of, and get to know more about the kinds of finishes. So, here we go!
The popular decorative technique is undoubtedly inlaying. It is commonly used to create a furniture piece with a flush and flat surface. Inlaying means basically inserting contrasting materials into depressions in a major furniture piece. Usually materials used for contrast are another woods or metal, ivory. Often observed in accent tables and jewelry boxes.
A protective and sleek-style finish for woods is lacquer. Due to the layers applied it may have many sheen levels from matte-finished to high-gloss. It’s applied in many thin coats.
Whitewashing creates a white effect on wood. The look is achieved by applying bleach or white paint to the wood. Through this kind of technique, the furniture is given a rustic, weathered appearance.
And, by the way, as to the painting, wood can be painted any color. It gives the personal look and is often used for creating country, cottage or coastal-style furniture.
Without doubt, adding a piece of wood furniture to the home ambience will completely change its look and feel. Moreover, it is undeniably a staple material in furniture manufacturing, despite the industrial revolutions in history. Due to its extremely resilient features, it still requires very little maintenance, and is valued for the natural look.
Next time we will continue talking about wood, and will add few ideas on composite wood products and a little more. Stay with FurnitureCart!
Wood is believed to be one of the top-trends in 2018. So, today, FurnitureCart team starts the ultimate guide to the wooden furniture. “Chapter One” is dedicated to common woods used in furniture. Wood is used for making furniture from the immemorial time, and no wonder it comes nowadays in many different styles. One can find any from traditional and ornate to sleek and contemporary one. Moreover, you’ll find furniture for any space you like – from dining room and kitchen to bedroom. If you are looking for the high quality, it will be both interesting and useful to know what wood types are used for producing it.
Oak, both red and white is commonly used for furniture production. Due to its strength and gorgeous grain, it is often used both for solid wood furniture and veneers. White oak comes gray/brown in color; red oak has a gingery tincture with a gray/brown color.
The most treasured wood, mahogany, is a master standard in fine furniture. Its color varies from a ginger-brown to deep red.
Another fine furniture type is cherry. It ages beautifully and takes stains and finishes easily.
A pale color and tough structure are the advantages of the white ash. Furthermore, it is extremely flexible, and is commonly used for bent and curved furniture.
The primary wood used in unfinished furniture is definitely pine. The light color of pine gives possibilities to make it easily painted. It has a great texture with the ring growths and knots giving it the natural look.Walnut is mostly used in fine furniture, for instance cabinets, often used in veneers. It is chocolate brown in color with dark or purply stripes.
Being dense and attractive hardwood, maple is often used in furniture and is the most common wood used for butcher blocks. It has a light brown color with a gingery cast.
Yellow birch is a common hardwood used in any type of furniture. It has light yellow/brown color, and looks similar both in color and grain to maple.Softwood cedar is mostly used in, armoires, chests, dressers and closets. Light ginger in color with slightly lighter streaks and knots, it has a distinctive scent. Due to the last advantage it is effective in repelling insects, for example moths.
To manufacture patio dining sets and chaises, teak is commonly used. Being weather-resistant wood, it is a good solution for an outdoor furniture. The color of teak varies from a dark brown to a golden brown.
Cappuccino-colored hardwood used in modern decor is wenge. This wood comes dark brown to black with black graining.
Pecan is another strong hardwood, which is also found in veneers. Often used to make a dining furniture. It varies from pale brown to gingery brown.
Next time we will talk about common wood finishes. Follow us and stay informed and inspired with Furniturecart!