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    Great Interior With Wooden Furniture

    Wood has long been used as a material to create certain products. When it comes to furniture manufacturing, almost any type of wood could be used. However, there are certain species that are favored due to their beauty, durability, and workability. Before 1900’s most furniture was made with the following woods: walnut, oak, mahogany, rosewood, fruitwoods, and rare wood veneers and inlays. Throughout the years, the use of these preferred woods have become scarcer and more expensive. Today, most furniture is made with ash, pine, gum, pine, fir and other inexpensive woods. The rare woods are used only for very good furniture, and they’re often used in combination with the less expensive woods.

    Characteristics of wood   

    Identifying the type of wood for the furniture can help you determine its real value. The identity of wood can oftentimes be the deciding factor when you are not sure if a furniture piece is worth refinishing or if it should be thrown away.

    One of the simplest way to describe wood is whether it is hard or soft. This is a botanical type of classification. For instance, hardwoods are flowering trees, while softwoods are the conifers.

    Furniture woods are also chosen based on their grain and color. Hardwoods have a richer and finer-textured grain than softwoods, but there are rich grains of all colors and patterns. Woods with distinct patterns are more valuable than woods with subdued or indistinct pattern, and the weaker grained woods are stained to give them character.

    Assessing the wood

    Here are some tips on how to assess the characteristics of wood when choosing the right furniture for your home:

    1. Inspect the furniture and try to determine how old it is and what style is it. Certain furniture are made with specific woods such as ash.
    2. Look at the color of the furniture since this may have an effect to the quality of the wood.
    3. Look at the grain if it is open or close grained. Are the pores evenly distributed or are they concentrated at the growth rings? Is the grain straight or wavy, mottled or swirled?

    There are some furniture that are made with more than one wood. These types of furniture need special refinishing treatment. If you are aware with what to look for, you can get better quality of furniture for a lesser cost.


    Wood is traditional and can give a rustic appearance in your home. It is beautiful, timeless and can give a modern interior design appearance. With softwoods and hardwoods, the variety of colors, grain patterns and textures can fit any requirement as well as any interior design style. You can pair up these wooden furniture with a nature wallpaper backdrop or a textured wall mural for that overall rustic feels.

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