THE STORY BEHIND THE WOOD

quote-iconABOUT MAHOGANY

Mahogany has a long history as the key source in identifying grandeur!. In addition to having an exclusive reputation amongst the European hierarchy! Dating back to the Seventeenth and eighteenth century, Mahogany was initially used to construct ships, as it has the unique quality of withstanding wood rot. Apart from this, it was also used in the construction of wharves (a structure used in that time to moor ships into shore at the harbour). Its introduction into the furniture industry set Mahogany apart from every other wood at that time. In 1721 England’s sole wood source was the European Walnut, but as the numbers of such trees slowly dwindled, due to the brutal frosts as seen in 1709, devastated many of France’s Walnut, which eventually led to France having to ban its exportation in 1720. Mahogany was known then as an exotic newcomer, but had properties which surpassed the European walnut tenfold. Mahogany’s ability to hold finer detail than walnut in addition to having a higher comparative strength made it even more valuable. This influx of this newcomer, soon changed the way Europeans accepted any other wood than that of Mahogany. For a time, mahogany was exclusively an English preserve, but by the end of the Eighteenth century, the French too adopted this newcomer as their own, which later spread throughout the whole of Europe.

The mahogany products as seen on this website are all grown legally and harvested specifically from plantations located in Indonesia and is given the name genuine mahogany.

Mahogany has a straight, fine and ever grain quality, which is relatively free of voids and pockets making it ideal in furnishing the best in durable furniture. Mahogany speaks of style and elegance, with its reddish brown color, even darkening over time! When polished, it radiates a reddish sheen that attracted many historical monarchs.

Indonesian mahogany is also called true mahogany (Toona Sinensis)

Genuine mahogany.

Beauty, durability,  color, heirlooms

Mahogany has a straight, fine, and even grain, and is relatively free of voids and pockets. Its reddish-brown color darkens over time, and displays a reddish sheen when polished. It has excellent workability, and is very durable. Historically, the tree’s girth allowed for wide boards from traditional mahogany species. These properties make it a favorable wood for crafting cabinets and furniture.

Choose from a variety of hardwood furniture to suit your every need.

Mahogany comes in unique shades of dark reddish-brown and pale pinks.

 

 

quote-iconABOUT TEAK

Are you someone known to have a good eye in choosing furniture? Even if you are not, you can never go wrong in choosing furniture made up of teak! Teak is the only type of wood that can be used for the outdoors, and still hold its shine and durability, without giving in to the harsh elements! Join the long list of wise consumers that can stretch back centuries!

Teak trees are native to Southeast Asia which includes Indonesia, and thrive in the hot, tropical conditions! Initially teak was used by the natives for building tribal homes, tools and furniture. It also has medicinal properties and when brewed into a tea, can heal a range of illnesses, ranging from a headache to stomach pain.

Apart from its medicinal properties, sailors and ship builders valued teak immensely for its strength and the ability to withstand huge amounts of stress. As far back as the Middle ages, floors and frames of ships were purely constructed out of teak.

Teak has the unique property of being naturally resistant to rot and pests. It also resisted corrosion when used with metal, making it a valuable resource in extending the lifespan of many naval ships during the seventeenth century.

As time passed, so did the use of teak on ships, which were then reused to satisfy many Victorian households in the form of outdoor furniture. Teak has the specific quality, in maintaining its durability even as centuries pass by! It does this because, unlike other wood, teak contains natural oils that enhance the quality of the wood naturally, giving it an advantage over the rest, you can expect far less cracks, scratches and protection from the sun than when compared to any other alternative brand of wood.