7 Kinds of Wood for Furniture

7 Kinds of Wood for Furniture

  1. Beech

Beech, produced in the south of China, the north does not know the name, but called this wood Nanyu. Although it is not luxurious wood, it is widely used in traditional furniture of Ming and Qing Dynasties, especially in the folk. Modeling and production techniques are basically the same as hardwood furniture such as Huanghua Pear, which has considerable artistic and historical value. Beech wood is heavy, strong, impact-resistant, easy to bend under steam, can be made into shape, nail-holding performance is good. For the unique wood in Jiangnan, the texture is clear, the wood texture is uniform, the tone is soft and smooth. Beech plywood is a good board for making wardrobes.

  1. Walnut wood

Walnut wood has medium to slightly hard hardness, fine and uniform fiber structure, and strong toughness, especially in vibration and wear resistance. It has a certain bending and corrosion resistance, but the sapwood mostly needs anti-borer paint. Walnut wood needs a slow drying process, after which it is not easy to deform and crack. It is suitable for tenoning, carving and so on, and the adhesive quality is also good. Furniture and carving crafts made of walnut wood are characterized by simplicity and elegance, warm and delicate texture, beautiful texture and solid durability, which can show the natural beauty of carving and grinding and wood texture.

  1. Fraxinus mandshurica

Fraxinus mandshurica is a common wood for us, its material is slightly hard, the biggest characteristic is clear and beautiful wood grain, corrosion resistance, water resistance, easy processing, toughness, good coloring performance, good decorative performance. In addition, the price of Fraxinus mandshurica is cheaper, the color is yellow after brushing oil, and the decoration of Fraxinus mandshurica is widely used in the past few years, so people always think that it is not high-grade, but also too vulgar; in fact, as long as careful processing, fine grain, fully showing the wood grain effect of Fraxinus mandshurica, it can absolutely create elegant decorative effect.

  1. Peach Core Wood

Wood density is medium, soft and hard moderate, dry shrinkage, size stability, corrosion resistance, processing, peach core wood adhesive and paint performance is excellent.

Advantages: As a kind of solid wood furniture, mahogany is safe and environmentally friendly. And the peach core wood pattern is gorgeous and beautiful, rich in variety, solid material, rich in toughness can produce a variety of shapes. It looks both romantic and aristocratic.

Disadvantage: Large color difference, if used in large areas, furniture texture will become unclear, become black sand as much. So mahogany furniture is generally used for partial decoration.

  1. Oak

The real oak is called oak. And oak is divided into (white oak, red oak), mountain-shaped wood grain, touch the surface has a good texture. Hard texture, firm structure, long service life, high grade, suitable for making European furniture, not easy to absorb water, corrosion resistance, strength.

Advantages: It has distinct mountain-shaped wood grain, good texture and toughness on the touch surface. It can produce various curved shapes, quite aesthetic feeling, solid texture, firm structure and long service life. The grade is higher, the high end of mahogany furniture is stable, and the price is lower than mahogany furniture.

Disadvantage: There are few high-quality tree species, and the sapwood is soft and vulnerable to the attack of insects and ants. Load-bearing capacity is poor, usually not used for building.

6: Birch

The material is slightly heavy and hard, the structure is fine, the strength is high, the processability, the coating and the gluing are good.

Advantages: good processing performance, good paint and gluing performance, so the birch furniture produced is smooth, flat and clear pattern.

Disadvantages: birch has high hygroscopicity, easy to crack and warp in drying, low wear resistance and tensile strength.


Beautiful pattern, coarse structure, processability, painting, good gluing, poor dryness, easy to crack and warp.

Advantages: strong corrosion resistance, moderate hardness and strength, obvious distinction between the core edge of elm, clear texture, smooth planer. The style is elegant and generous.

Disadvantage: Easy to deform, love long worms. Excessive sunshine or humidity can damage the wood quality, causing cracks or crispness. Therefore, it is necessary to keep the ancient furniture dry under the condition that it is not exposed to excessive sunlight.

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