The type of wood doesn’t just play a big role in how something will look or what it costs, but also how well it performs as a piece of furniture: how hard or soft it is, whether it changes color, and how long it will last. VWood works with best of the best material to produce all our furniture with focus on TEAK wood.
HARDWOOD OR SOFTWOOD
Wood species are split up into hardwoods and softwoods. The terms are botanical: Hardwoods are flowering deciduous trees, usually with broad leaves, and softwoods are evergreens that typically have needles and cones. Hardwood trees typically grow slower than softwoods, resulting in wood that is denser than their slow-growing counterparts.
As a general rule, hardwoods are harder than softwoods and, as a result, stronger and more durable. Because hardwoods grow more slowly, they are usually more expensive.
VWood works extensively on TEAK wood based furniture. Since the best wood furniture made from teak comes from mature trees, it can take around 80 years before a teak tree planted today is harvested for wood. Because of this, and because teak is such an excellent wood material, old teak is often reclaimed -- for example, from old structures slated to be torn down -- and given new life as furniture.
The reason is that teak is valuable both for its elegance and its durability. Beyond its beauty, it also possesses some natural properties that other woods don't have.
Benefits of Teak Wood Furniture
You'll find an abundance of natural oils and rubber locked right into the tight grain of the wood. All woods contain oils that protect the tree -- think maple sap or tea tree oil. Teak, however, can retain these oils and its rubber even after being felled and processed. Because of this, teak has greater naturally weather-resistant properties than just about any other type of wood. When dried to a proper moisture level -- around 10 percent of its original content -- the oils and rubber weatherproof the wood. The oils also protect the wood from dry rot, which is a common problem in older wooden furniture. What's more, the oils and rubber protect the heart of the wood from invaders like fungi and parasites that can destroy other woods. Protecting wooden furniture from such intruders requires applications of weatherproof oils and treatments; not so with teak. All TEAK products from VWood are of utmost quality.