Furniture

Customers tend to rely on qualities like the beauty of design, functionality, appearance, attractive grain, colour and strength when it comes to furniture products. Indoor furniture must look beautiful and remain functional, while outdoor furniture and playground equipment must endure harsh climatic conditions and exposure to insects, dust, and moisture. Most of the Canadian wood species available in India are light in colour as compared with traditional species used by Indian craftsmen. This allows them high versatility as they can be coated with clear or light lacquers to maintain their lustrous sheen, or stained to resemble other darker varieties. The species listed below have the required versatility and attributes to meet the challenge in both indoor and outdoor environments.
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Recommended species

Western Hemlock

Western hemlock is one of the most versatile Canadian wood species that is ideal for furniture manufacturing. It machines, glues, sands and finishes well, and is non-resinous. Due to these qualities, it can take on a wide range of stains and polishes to provide a lustrous finish. It has a straight grain that allows planing to a fine finish. It is also free of grain tear-out. This characteristic produces a finish that does not require filling or extensive preparation before the application of a coat. Highly recommended for indoor furniture, this species exhibits great strength-to-weight ratio, excellent machining and good nail and screw holding properties. It can be planed and sanded to an even, smooth finish and its natural beautiful grain and carving properties make it popular among furniture manufacturers.

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Western Hemlock

Western hemlock is one of the most versatile Canadian wood species that is ideal for furniture manufacturing. It machines, glues, sands and finishes well, and is non-resinous. Due to these qualities, it can take on a wide range of stains and polishes to provide a lustrous finish. It has a straight grain that allows planing to a fine finish. It is also free of grain tear-out. This characteristic produces a finish that does not require filling or extensive preparation before the application of a coat. Highly recommended for indoor furniture, this species exhibits great strength-to-weight ratio, excellent machining and good nail and screw holding properties. It can be planed and sanded to an even, smooth finish and its natural beautiful grain and carving properties make it popular among furniture manufacturers.

Western Red Cedar

Western red cedar is highly recommended for outdoor furniture. The wood exhibits outstanding decay and termite resistance along with dimensional stability, which means it resists the natural tendency to crack and check as you might find in many other wood species. Western red cedar has an incredible thermal coefficient, meaning even on hot days, it is cool to sit on. Western red cedar fibers contain oils that act as a natural preservative to help the wood resist rot and decay, making it excellent furniture material for moist or humid climates. Among other things, these naturally occurring oils give off that distinct cedar aroma which makes the wood highly unattractive to insects and resistant to bacteria and fungi. The appealing colour palette, lightweight and soft texture makes it popular for various interior applications as well. It readily takes most exterior grade finishes, including paint, stains, varnish and oil finishes.

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Western Red Cedar

Western red cedar is highly recommended for outdoor furniture. The wood exhibits outstanding decay and termite resistance along with dimensional stability, which means it resists the natural tendency to crack and check as you might find in many other wood species. Western red cedar has an incredible thermal coefficient, meaning even on hot days, it is cool to sit on. Western red cedar fibers contain oils that act as a natural preservative to help the wood resist rot and decay, making it excellent furniture material for moist or humid climates. Among other things, these naturally occurring oils give off that distinct cedar aroma which makes the wood highly unattractive to insects and resistant to bacteria and fungi. The appealing colour palette, lightweight and soft texture makes it popular for various interior applications as well. It readily takes most exterior grade finishes, including paint, stains, varnish and oil finishes.

Yellow Cedar

This wood is exceptionally easy to work with and hence prized for applications like joinery, carpentry and furniture, both indoor and outdoor. Yellow cedar also contains oils that act as natural preservatives to help the wood resist rot and decay, making it excellent furniture material for moist or humid climates. These naturally occurring oils give off that distinct cedar aroma which makes the wood highly unattractive to insects and resistant to bacteria and fungi.

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Yellow Cedar

This wood is exceptionally easy to work with and hence prized for applications like joinery, carpentry and furniture, both indoor and outdoor. Yellow cedar also contains oils that act as natural preservatives to help the wood resist rot and decay, making it excellent furniture material for moist or humid climates. These naturally occurring oils give off that distinct cedar aroma which makes the wood highly unattractive to insects and resistant to bacteria and fungi.