The term ‘wood furniture’ refers to any item made from wood, any part of a structure made from wood, and any product made from wood. Wood is a variety of shrub, tree, and other plant material that has been used for making furniture over the years. Wood furniture is durable, attractive, functional, and can be customized to best fit a customer’s needs. Wood furniture generally includes: bookcases, dressers, desks, headboards, and many other items. Wood furniture is crafted by highly trained artisans who are able to create unique, one-of-a-kind pieces of wood furniture with intricate details that will last for many decades, sometimes a lifetime.
Wood is considered to be the most versatile building material in existence. The grain in wood is consistent, and the wood itself is not vulnerable to the elements. All wood furniture manufacturing involves two critical phases: cutting and assembling. Each wood furniture component, whether it is a chair, a table, a wardrobe, or even a child’s wooden toy truck, goes through these two critical phases at the same time.
The cutting stage of wood furniture manufacturing generally consists of planing, which removes the existing surface top layer of wood veneer and the old finish. This is generally achieved by hand or by a machine. The new upper surface of the wood veneer is then sanded, sealed, and coated to prevent weathering from hastening the process. All of this hardwood veneer is then painted to make the furniture smooth and shiny.
Ash, another wood used in furniture manufacturing, is also another important ingredient. The most commonly used type of ash is red oak, which is stronger than many kinds of other kinds of wood used in furniture manufacturing. Red oak has a very rich, darker color that many people prefer. One of the benefits of using ash is that it requires little or no maintenance. As long as the furniture is properly protected with varnish or a wood preservative, it will last for decades. Oak is also a lot stronger than most kinds of ash, so it is often used as the main material in high quality office furniture.
Hardwood is also the main ingredient in making durable and heavy duty furniture, and there are many different types of wood used for this purpose. This includes such materials as walnut, maple, cherry, hickory, and chestnut. Although some of these materials tend to be more expensive than others, they are very durable and heavy. Hardwood is also available in many different colors, allowing manufacturers to produce different types of durable furniture pieces. Furniture made from chestnut, red oak, maple, and cherry that has been stained with different types of stains is very durable, while solid wood furniture made from oak and mahogany can look very elegant and stylish.
Some walnut veneers have very dark colors, which can make them very appealing. Some manufacturers often use walnut veneers on fine furniture items, such as desks, tables, and even picture frames because it is one of the most durable and attractive kinds of wood available. A walnut stain on a fine furniture piece can make such an item look extremely beautiful, but this should only be used on solid wood furniture that will not be damaged easily. Walnut veneers can also be used to create small items such as lamps and picture frames.