Going green has never been this trendy and what’s more green than real natural wood? Not only is wood environmentally friendly, natural and unique but wood is one of the most beautiful things you can find. According to the wood collectors society there are over 100 000 types of woods in the world. Some tree species are more commonly found all over the world but some are only found in certain remote areas.
Picking the correct source of our wood
Before picking the correct type of wood one should considder were is the best location to go look for the best woods. Our team at Woood did our research and found than in the hart of Indonesia one can find the best quality woods in the world. More importantly they have sustainable plantations there and therefore no wild forrests need to be damaged in order to enjoy the beautiful wood. All the wood used are grown under the correct climates and the optimal ground quality to ensure a rich natural wood qualities like grain, color and pore sizes.
Types of woods used at Woood
To produce our beautiful natural wood products we have a selection of different types of woods to fit everyone’s taste. Below I will mention a few of the woods used with a short description around each one.
- Bamboo: Bamboo is one of the most abundant wood types in the Asian continant. It has a distinctly light color. Here is some interesting facts about Bamboo:
- Bamboo charcoal will maintain a constant heat longer than hardwood charcoal.
- In 1880 Thomas Edison filed a patent for an electric lamp device that included the following description: “Filament of carbon of high resistance, made of bamboo as described, and secured to metallic wires.”
- In Hiroshima, Japan the only plant to survive the radiation of the1945 atomic bomb was a bamboo. The incinerating heat destroyed trees and other plant life. Everything except one bamboo grove was destroyed. The grove has since been removed, but culms from the grove are preserved in a museum in Hiroshima.
- Bamboo, when used as fire wood, produces more BTU per weight than hardwood and makes less ash.
- Ethanol and liquid diesel can be produced using bamboo as the raw material. Diesel has been produced in South America since 1947.
- During WWII bamboo was used as reinforcement for concrete instead of steel. Clemson University conducted research on bamboo as reinforcement for concrete until the mid 1950’s.
- Because of the strength to weight ratio of bamboo it was used for some of the first airplane designs. However, due to the difficulty of joining pieces at the time it lost out to other materials.
- Maple: Maple is so hard and resistant to shocks that it is often used for bowling alley floors. It develops evenly sized pores that give the wood a fine texture and even grain. Maple that has a curly grain is often used for violin backs (the pattern formed is known as fiddle back figure). Burls, leaf figure, and birds-eye figures found in maple are used extensively for veneers. The Birds eye figure in maple is said to be the result of stunted growth and is quite rare.
- Merbau: Merbau or as it’s known by its scientific name, Intsia bijuga, is a species of flowering tree in the pea family, Fabaceae, native to the Indo-Pacific. It ranges from Tanzania and Madagascar east through India and Queensland, Australia to the Pacific island of Samoa. It grows to around 50 meters tall with a highly buttressed trunk. It inhabits mangrove forests. The bark and leaves of the merbau are used in traditional medicines. The tree’s timber is a very durable and termite-resistant wood, making it a highly valued material. The wood can also be used to extract a dye.
- Sandalwood: Sandalwood is the name of a class of woods from trees in the genus Santalum. The woods are heavy, yellow, and fine-grained, and unlike many other aromatic woods, they retain their fragrance for decades. Sandalwood oil is extracted from the woods for use. Both the wood and the oil produce a distinctive fragrance that has been highly valued for centuries.
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