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  • Advantages Of Wood Veneer Furniture?

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    There is a myth that wood veneer furniture is inferior and cheaper than natural wood furniture. However, veneers are often used for high-end furniture and sometimes can be more expensive than wooden furniture. 

    A wood veneer is created either by "peeling" the trunk of a tree or by slicing large rectangular blocks of wood which can be used for doors, tabletops. cabinets, wooden flooring etc. The grain pattern totally depends on the kind wood and the cut the timber goes through. Veneer usually has the finest of grains.

    Veneer furniture is constructed by glueing layers of wood veneers together with the grain at right layers over a thick core. The glue used in the process is the same strong, waterproof adhesive used in aircraft and marine construction, so the end result creates a product that is stronger than the natural wood.

    High-quality veneer furniture will have a solid core and the furniture’s legs, posts, doors or drawer fronts will be straight-grain solid natural wood.

    Advantages of using wood veneer in furniture :

    The best and most interesting logs are cut into veneer. Since veneer is so thin and is glued to a stable substrate, it produces surfaces that are not prone to warp, splitting or seasonal movement and it allows designs and arrangements of the wood that would fail in solid wood.

    Solid wood, even kiln-dried, expands and contracts as the seasons change from summer to winter and back to summer again. For example, a radiant tabletop would be impossible to create with solid lumber because the seams would open in the winter and swell tightly shut in the summer which can cause cracks and splits on the surface.

    Drawbacks Of Veneer Furniture :

    The veneer is thin: During construction, if you sand through a layer of veneer in preparation for finishing it is impossible to repair and frequently involves a redesign or making a difficult repair which could be difficult to hide. However, once the piece is completed the thinness of the veneer is of no concern.

    The veneer can blister and peel: To prevent this, the furniture must be created with proper construction materials and techniques. In the recent past, much mass-produced, low-quality veneer furniture was made that haunts furniture makers to this day. Construction techniques and materials have improved considerably in the past few years to the point where blistering, delaminating and peeling is no longer a legitimate concern.

    The best of the furniture can be made in combination od natural wood and wood veneer. If you would like to learn more and view our selection of solid wood and high-end wood veneer furniture, visit our showroom or contact us,

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  • Reclaimed Teak Wood Bathroom Vanities In India

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    Even though MDF or medium-density fiberboard appears economical solutions for kitchen or bathroom cabinet, when it comes to the question of durability, especially as you consider them to use in humid bathroom atmosphere, they're most likely to contract, swell or deform in due course. Even though, marketers claim them highly enduring, however, the fact file shows that millions of homeowners are disappointed concerning the performance of MDF, so long they're used as a bathroom vanity.

    Instead, think of investing in reclaimed teak wood bathroom vanity that makes you feel warm and welcoming with its timeless natural look, unrivaled beauty, and ease of customization. Make sure that the solid wood vanity that you buy is made from most durable hardwood that is collected from wooden materials like oak, pine, maple, and cherry. Remarkably, buyers today are more inclined to procure reclaimed wood vanities that are nothing but highly seasoned hardwood collected with due care and come with their unique knots, imperfections and holes creating them natural, stunning, and antique collection for your bath space.

    Solid Wood Bathroom Vanity Pros

    Enduring

    The solid wood bathroom vanity is engineered with wood pieces gathered from old barn houses, warehouses, beams of dilapidated houses, railroad ties, etc. The highly weather-beaten woods are less vulnerable to shrink or deform in a common wet bathroom setting. They've fully dried out species and already 'aged' to sustain any kind of extreme climatic condition.

    Visual Appeal

    With their background and age, you may find solid wood bathroom vanity online that characterizes differently not only among their models but also in each piece of woods used in a particular vanity. The visual of natural wear marks, nail splits, and deep texture of vanity sections are carefully kept as it is without using any toxic solutions for makeup usually done in the finishing of furniture. The marks on cabinet doors, storage unit closers or the top make the end product a distinct work of art.

    Exotic and Rare

    With recycled wood, you can experience the inimitability of rare, exotic, and history-driven vanity collection. While these woods are collected in huge and odd sizes due to the nature of the source, expert technicians of solid wood bathroom vanity disassemble and separate every part, cut them down in ideal sizes as per the necessity and use only harmless adhesive wherever necessary.

    Customizable

    Working with specialist companies come in handy since you enjoy the scope of making your vanity customized as per the layout of your bathroom. While you can explore the varieties online, it is not mandatory to buy vanities off-the-rack out. Call the experts at your home and let them take necessary measurements and suggest you for fitting wood vanity considering the available space of your bath.

    Affordable

    Whether you go for new generation MDF or high-class plywood, as you cannot reach the level of hardness that you get out of reclaimed solid wood bathroom vanity, given that they're salvaged class of woods, you can get your priceless collection at a budget-oriented price too.

    Timbercraft Hyderabad store manufacture and sell rustic and reclaimed teak furniture such as bathroom vanities, cabinets, black bar stools, unique wooden bar stools, short bar stools, beds, dressers, armoires, coffee tables, and more. 

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  • 5 ADVANTAGES OF WOODEN FURNITURE

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    There is no household area that doesn’t suit the warmth, richness, comfort, and finesse of wooden furniture. Tables, chairs, bed frames, shelves, chests of drawers, cupboards and even ornaments—the advantages of wooden furniture in the home cannot be overstated. Most of all, wood offers a unique combination of aesthetic appeal and peerless structural integrity that other materials can’t reflect.

    As part of nature-connected interior design, wood can transform the mood of a room or entire house, creating a homely, welcoming feel and a truly 'organic' sense. It’s also not a fad—this material and has been used for furniture construction for generations upon generations, and as such offers a timeless quality that cannot be replicated.

    All the reasons why using wood is the best choice for furniture would make a long and detailed list, but here are some of the principal ways any furniture scheme can benefit from incorporating a wooden touch.

    Strength and durability

    Wood is, of course, long-lasting and robust material and is the perfect choice for anyone looking for longevity from their furniture. Whether you opt for hardwood like Teak wood, Sheesham or softwood like different varieties of pinewood, there is innate stability and reliability to a well-made wooden chair or desk.

    This durability ensures that wooden furniture offers excellent value for money—and should you ever want to sell a piece, solidly made, well-looked-after furniture can maintain its value over the years.

    Durability also ensures easy maintenance. Waxing, polishing, and oiling only needs to be carried out occasionally and is an undemanding process.

    Look and feel

    As mentioned, wood can add a certain dignity and charm to any room, whether it be lighter-colored wood or rich darker hues. And when crafted by a skilled artisan, there is boundless potential for design innovation to bring further aesthetic allure to a piece of furniture.

    Wooden furniture can also go a long way to creating a sense of the natural world indoors. If you live in a high-density apartment block in a city, you may wish to foster a sense of nature in your living space. Wood is the perfect way to achieve this, through both its wide-ranging color spectrum, and the fascinating patterns of grains and fibers. Wood can also immediately bring warmth to otherwise sterile surroundings.

    Sustainability

    When responsibly sourced and certified, wood represents an excellent option for sustainability and is thus an ecologically sound way of furnishing a home.

    Wood that is responsibly sourced is actually the only renewable building material around—trees that are harvested for their wood can be replenished by new growth. What's more, the carbon footprint that results from the production and processing of wood products is drastically lower than that for other building materials. And with up to 50 percent of the dry weight of wood being carbon, they also have the capacity to store carbon, something that’s crucial in the fight against climate change.

    Another way wood is a sustainable option is that it gives you the opportunity to 'buy local' from specialised artisans in your community. This gives you the chance to not only support the local timber industry, but also the local economy.

    Variety

    The vast range of colours and tones of wood means that plenty of variety is available for style and look. And this is not to mention the subtle but noticeable differences between the grains and textures of different species and cuts.

    Beyond the actual material, there is a further variety available in that every furniture maker – particularly if you are buying from an individual craftsman – offers a different slant on design according to what type of furniture is being constructed, along with personal tastes (yours and theirs). There is little uniformity when it comes to wooden furniture, and certainly, scope to get creative design-wise to ensure a one-of-a-kind piece.

    Versatility

    Unlike many other materials, wood looks good in pretty much any setting. Wooden furniture can be a part of any design scheme, be it modern or rustic, and different species will blend together tastefully within one room or house. You might consider spotted gum or red gum for a large dining table and pine for a dresser: either way, these wooden tones bring a seamless grace to any home.

    And of course, its versatility extends to the outdoors. When treated with oils to withstand exposure to the elements, furniture made of timbers—such as teak or treated pine—can look wonderful in the garden or on a veranda.

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  • Advantages of Custom Made Furniture

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    Over the last ten years, custom furniture has become more and more popular for several reasons. Not only have prices come in the range of the mainstream buyer, but also many furniture buyers are beginning to understand the benefits of choosing a custom made piece versus buying an off the shelf or shop bought furniture. This short article will explore what these benefits are.

    Furniture Suited To Your Needs

    One of the primary benefits of choosing a piece of custom furniture versus a generic retail piece of furniture is that it is built to your exact specification. Often, when purchasing standard retail furniture, you are constrained by the size and shape of that piece. This can cause issues, for example, small rooms may not be able to take a large custom wardrobe, or in a larger room, a smaller piece may look too small in its surroundings.

    By buying a custom made piece you can have the designer measure your room and design something that will fit it's surroundings perfectly. Think of your custom furniture designer as an indoor architect. An architect designs a building to perfectly fit its surroundings. Your designer can do the same with furniture.

    Longer Lasting And More Flexible Design

    Another great benefit is the longevity that a custom piece of furniture offers. Often, shop bought furniture is of a lower standard than a custom piece. This is because compromises are made at almost every stage of manufacturing to keep the cost down, with the aim of an attractive price.

    Meanwhile, custom furniture buyers value quality products, and so aren't as worried about the price. Where there are price constraints, you can be sure that with a custom piece of furniture cuts are made only where necessary. For example, if you need a hard-wearing piece of furniture because you expect it to see regular use, you can ask your designer to ensure quality materials are used. The project can be kept within the budget by making the design functional, rather than spending funds on unnecessary ornamental parts.

    On the other hand, choosing a shop bought piece of furniture doesn't give this amount of flexibility. The designer doesn't know how the piece will be used, so they may prioritize different aspects of the design that aren't important to the buyer. Therefore, buying custom furniture ensures you have a piece that will stand the test of time thanks to the flexibility available in the design process.

    Control Over Price

    While custom furniture is often seen as an expensive choice, it actually offers value for money at the mid to high price ranges. This is because the buyer has complete control over the price. You could go into a high-end furniture shop and see a really nice design you like, but it's out of your price range. A cheaper version of that piece may not have the feature or look that you want. The result is having to pay for the expensive piece, which could be above budget.

    On the other hand, choosing a custom piece of furniture allows you to specify a budget and what features you want. Therefore, you can get the perfect piece of furniture at a price that suits you.

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  • Advantages Of Wooden Furniture

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    There is no household area that doesn’t suit the warmth, richness, comfort, and finesse of wooden furniture. Tables, chairs, bed frames, shelves, chests of drawers, cupboards and even ornaments—the advantages of wooden furniture in the home cannot be overstated. Most of all, wood offers a unique combination of aesthetic appeal and peerless structural integrity that other materials can’t reflect.

    As part of a nature-connected interior design, wood can transform the mood of a room or entire house, creating a homely, welcoming feel and a truly 'organic' sense. It’s also not a fad—this material and has been used for furniture construction for generations upon generations, and as such offers a timeless quality that cannot be replicated.

    All the reasons why using wood is the best choice for furniture would make a long and detailed list, but here are some of the principal ways any furniture scheme can benefit from incorporating a wooden touch.

    Strength and durability

    Wood is, of course, a long-lasting and robust material and is the perfect choice for anyone looking for longevity from their furniture. Whether you opt for hardwood or softwood, there is an innate stability and reliability to a well-made wooden chair or desk.

    This durability ensures that wooden furniture offers excellent value for money—and should you ever want to sell a piece, solidly made, well-looked-after furniture can maintain its value over the years.

    Durability also ensures easy maintenance. Waxing, polishing, and oiling only needs to be carried out occasionally and is an undemanding process.

    Look and feel

    As mentioned, wood can add a certain dignity and charm to any room, whether it be lighter-colored wood or rich darker hues. And when crafted by a skilled artisan, there is boundless potential for design innovation to bring further aesthetic allure to a piece of furniture.

    Wooden furniture can also go a long way to creating a sense of the natural world indoors. If you live in a high-density apartment block in a city, you may wish to foster a sense of nature in your living space. Wood is the perfect way to achieve this, through both its wide-ranging colour spectrum, and the fascinating patterns of grains and fibers. Wood can also immediately bring warmth to otherwise sterile surroundings.

    Sustainability

    When responsibly sourced and certified, wood represents an excellent option for sustainability and is thus an ecologically sound way of furnishing a home.

    Another way wood is a sustainable option is that it gives you the opportunity to 'buy local' from specialised artisans in your community. This gives you the chance to not only support the local timber industry, but also the local economy.

    Variety

    The vast range of colours and tones of wood means that plenty of variety is available for style and look. And this is not to mention the subtle but noticeable differences between the grains and textures of different species and cuts.

    Beyond the actual material, there is a further variety available in that every furniture maker – particularly if you are buying from an individual craftsman – offers a different slant on design according to what type of furniture is being constructed, along with personal tastes (yours and theirs). There is little uniformity when it comes to wooden furniture, and certainly, scope to get creative design-wise to ensure a one-of-a-kind piece.

    Versatility

    Unlike many other materials, wood looks good in pretty much any setting. Wooden furniture can be a part of any design scheme, be it modern or rustic, and different species will blend together tastefully within one room or house. You might consider teak wood for a large dining table and pine for a dresser: either way, these wooden tones bring a seamless grace to any home.

    And of course, its versatility extends to the outdoors. When treated with oils to withstand exposure to the elements, furniture made of timbers—such as teak and treated pine—can look wonderful in the garden or on a veranda.

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