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Where would we be without the wooden dining table or the wooden chest of drawers in the bedroom? Our love affair with all things wood is justified for very good reasons. Wood is incredibly versatile, it can be crafted and finished to suit a wide range of styles and tastes and is durable enough to look fantastic for many years.
A number of different wood types are used to make wooden furniture.
Let’s explore the qualities and benefits of three of the most popular in more detail.
Oak is a beautiful hardwood that is tough, durable and easily adaptable to modern day living. Used to make stunning oak furniture for all areas of the home, it has that elegant and timeless quality that fits well with both modern and classic decor.
Oak is a low maintenance wood, which is good news if you have a hectic lifestyle as it only needs a polish a couple of times a year. As with all wooden furniture, you do need to treat it with care to prevent any scratches, but look after your oak furniture and it will last you for decades.
Oak is a very strong, solid wood. It can hold a considerable weight, and as a result, makes a perfect bookshelf or desk in the study. Many homeowners choose to buy an oak dining table for this very reason. It's also pretty resistant to stains, which is an added bonus.
Oak is a beautiful wood that you simply want to touch. It just has that elegant, classic quality and is a versatile enough that it works well with any decor style and choice of materials. Oak looks equally as great in a traditional living room as it does in an ultra modern kitchen. You can easily mix and match this wood.
Oak can be used to make a wide range of furniture. You can see it in the bedroom in the form of beds and nightstands, in the living room as a coffee table, and as a set of dining chairs. If you want your oak furniture to look a little different, then it can easily be stripped and stained.
Pine is one of the most widely used types of wood for furniture production around the world and Corona furniture is crafted from premium quality pine in a traditional Mexican style. With its unique and distinctive look, solid pine Corona furniture adds warmth and interest to any room of the home.
Pine furniture can be finished in a range of styles to suit all tastes. When it comes to Corona furniture, the traditional option is a light wax which accentuates the beautiful grain of the wood while protecting the surface of the furniture. Black metalwork is also used for accents and details such as handles. Painted Corona furniture offers a twist on the traditional Corona look by combining rustic pine surfaces with elegant painted sections.
Pine is an easy wood to shape and carve, which means it can be crafted into a host of beautiful and creative pieces. The surface readily accepts stain and wax to accentuate the grain for an effortlessly natural look, while patterns can be carved into sections such as cupboard doors. Corona pine furniture is often used as a statement piece within a room for a strong, defined and timeless style.
Many homeowners choose Corona furniture because it is warm and inviting. It adds that cosy and relaxed feel to a room, and works equally well as a standalone piece as it does as a coordinated collection of pieces. With a hand waxed finish that adds protection, Corona furniture ages beautifully and will make a welcoming and familiar addition to any home.
Pine furniture is strong, which is why so many people love it. The beauty of Corona pine is that it is thickly cut in a traditional style, giving the pieces extra durability. This wooden furniture is long lasting and can be relied on to provide many years of service. It’s easy to sand and refinish as needed, or can simply be left to develop its own unique patina over time.
Mango wood is derived from the fruit producing mango tree and is native to India and tropical countries. Mango furniture is mainly produced in India, and has become increasingly popular in the UK in recent years. It's great for creating solid wood furniture, but adaptable enough to be carved and shaped into a range of fantastic styles.
Mango wood has a beautiful grain and often there will be natural variations between lighter and darker sections within a single piece of furniture. Mango looks great when stained or polished, which helps to bring out the grain of the wood for a unique look. Mango furniture is produced in a range of colour options from natural light tones to darker stained finishes.
Mango is a hardwood with a dense grain, which makes it strong and solid. However it’s also relatively easy to work with unlike some hardwoods, meaning furniture can be produced to include ornate detailing. As a strong hardwood, mango is more than capable of withstanding daily use and will last for years if properly looked after.
Mango is used to produce a range of furniture styles, from the classic Baku furniture to the more minimal and contemporary Mantis furniture range with its chunky straight lines. Whatever style it’s used for, mango brings a warm, exotic feel to any room thanks to the beautiful graining, texture and tones within the wood.
Mango wood is a highly sustainable material with low environmental impact. It’s relatively fast growing in comparison to most other hardwoods, with mango trees usually harvested for wood only after several years of fruit production. Mango farmers plant new crops before the older trees are cut down to ensure a continuous fruit yield, making mango wood a more sustainable option than some other exotic hardwoods such as teak.
If you’re looking for durable, long-lasting furniture that will add warmth and character to any room then wood is the perfect choice. There’s a wide range of options when it comes to wooden furniture meaning there’s something perfect for every home. The only question you need to ask yourself is which style do you like best?