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About Wood

From building bridges to making paper or heating your home, wood has always played an important role to ease our lives. And today also, with the availability of a variety of woods, it helps us to make our home look quirky, traditional, aesthetically appealing.

A good furniture is easy to find, but a quality furniture is hard to find. Fortunately, you don’t need to worry about that, because at Woodbrick we take care of all our customers’ requirements. Woodbrick provides a variety of option to choose from.

But one of the most recommended and trusted category of wood that Woodbrick would suggest to its customers would be Plywood. Plywood gives the chicest look and is best suited for customised products.

Given below is a guide to help you choose which type of wood is right for your furniture:

TEAK

Teak Wood Pattern

Teak is valuable for both its elegance and durability. It stands out from other types of wood because of its possession of some natural properties.

It is used extensively in India to make doors and window frames, furniture, and columns and beams in old type houses. Teak wood has a leather-like smell when it is freshly milled, and it darkens as it ages. The texture of the wood is hard and ring porous.

PROS

  • It has a very attractive looking, rich golden brown colour.
  • It is resistant to the attack of termites.
  • Its wood contains scented oil which is repellent to insects.
  • It’s high oil content, high tensile strength and tight grain make it particularly suitable where weather resistance is desired.
  • It can be easily sawn and cut to desired sizes to make customized pieces of teak wood furniture as per client’s requirements.

CONS

  • It requires extra care and maintenance.
  • It is more expensive as compared to other types of wood furniture.
  • It’s colour starts fading if exposed to direct sunlight.

SHEESHAM

Sheesham Wood Pattern

Native to the Indian sub-continent, Sheesham, or the Indian rosewood, is known for its density, strength, natural rich grains, and longevity. The wood produced by Sheesham trees are heavy and dense. Sheesham wood furniture is stronger than teak and is a more affordable wood for furniture in India; making Sheesham wood a preferred timber for high quality furniture.

It ranges from being golden brown to a dark brown or chestnut colour with darker streaks that give this wood a rich and gleamy appearance. Its texture ranges from medium to coarse with a natural radiance.

PROS

  • It is a highly durable wood and offers great resistance to dry-wood termites.
  • It accepts hand waxing which further gives it a smooth surface.
  • Each piece of Sheesham furniture has its own unique colour.
  • Accepts good polish, therefore giving a smooth finish and lustre to the furniture.

CONS

  • It requires extra care and maintenance.
  • It is more expensive as compared to other types of wood furniture.
  • It’s colour starts fading if exposed to direct sunlight.

PLYWOOD

Plywood | MDF

Made from piles or thin sheets of wood, Plywood is an economical, factory produced sheet of wood that does not warp or crack with changes in atmospheric moisture.

Being stronger than any other type of wood like MDF or Particle Board, and available at a reasonable rate, Woodbrick prefers and customizes the product of its customers in Plywood.

PROS

  • Made with an odd number of layers, Plywood is hard to bend, therefore having a high panel shear.
  • Plywood has the structural strength of the wood it is made from.
  • It can be manufactured easily to fit every requirement.
  • It is resistant to moisture and humidity.
  • Plywood has high thermal and sound insulation.
  • It is quite durable and lasts many long years.
  • Plywood is pocket friendly.

CONS

  • It is not a one day process; therefore, it is time consuming and manual.
  • Edges needs to be finished, due to the visibility of layers of veneers.

MDF

MDF | Woodbrick

MDF is one of the most versatile, inexpensive and fairly durable material. Its colour varies from tan to chocolate brown. It is an engineered product, far cheaper than any real wood. It uses both of hardwood and softwood for its production.

PROS

  • Cheaper than any other type of wood.
  • Its surface is very smooth.
  • It allows for easy cutting.

CONS

  • MDF can soak up liquids like a sponge and swell.
  • It cannot be stained.
  • The chemicals used in its making makes it less child friendly.
  • MDF tends to be high maintenance, if you chip it or crack it, you cannot repair or cover the damage easily as you typically can with solid wood or plywood.
  • The glue present in MDF can make it hard to sink certain types of fasteners into the material.

PARTICLE BOARD

Particle Board | Woodbrick

Particle Boards are a relatively new type of engineered wood product that are made from gluing together small chips and saw-dust and firmly pressing them together to make boards or sheets. Particle board furniture are now becoming more commonly available in the market.

PROS

  • One of its main advantage is that its cost is very low.
  • It is light in weight, which therefore, make its transport and movement easy.
  • It mainly comes with Pre-Laminated Sheet glued with the Board which is Ready- to- Cut & Make pieces of furniture.

CONS

  • They are quite weak, as compared to MDF.
  • It is prone to getting damaged because of moisture and humidity.
  • Particle Boards have a very low life.
  • Suitable for holding low weights.
  • Prone to variations in the wood grain.

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