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Brenda McBratney May 2019
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Incredible experience start to finish! We live in Innisfil, Ontario - delivery was quick & the bed is absolutely gorgeous!!! Love it😍

Phoebe Barton June 2019
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I recently bought desk and night stands shipped to Mile House BC from Rustic Furniture Outlet. My whole buying process was smooth with absolutely no hiccups.

Carol Mercer March 2019
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I LOVE LOVE LOVE the harvest table & chairs I got from Rustic Furniture Outlet. Excellent workmanship, beautiful piece, fast delivery to Quispamsis NB and the customer service was second to none!

Each tree is Unique

Posted by LAUREN on

Each tree is Unique

The beauty of solid wood furniture is the wide selection of grains available to us these days!  Here is a quick recap for you! 

Mango Wood

The most popular fruit tree in the world

Mango trees are a fast-growing hardwood with beautiful grains making it the perfect building material for solid wood furniture. Mango trees are constantly replanted due to their agricultural value as a major food crop.

The mango wood is easily recognized by a golden brown color although it is common to see some black and/or pink within the wood grain. 

To compare Hardness to our local woods in Canada we use a scale called Janka Hardness which is the force necessary to embed a .444 inch (11.28mm) steel ball to half its diameter in wood.

  • Maple wood: 1,450 lbf (6,450 N)
  • Mango wood: - 1,070 lbf (4,780 N)
  • Pine wood: 400 lbf (1,786N)

Mango wood sealed colors shown on a dining table

Care of Mango Wood Furniture

  • Use a clean, lint-free, absorbent cloth for general dusting.
  • Avoid using water or any products containing alcohol on the surfaces to clean.
  • Use furniture polish or furniture oil such as lemon oil to clean.
  • Use coasters or mats to prevent marking caused by hot mugs or plates.
  • Minimize contact with heat from direct sunlight, fireplaces and/or radiators to reduce the possibility of the wood shrinking or drying out and cracking.
  • The use of a humidifier is beneficial when mango wood furniture is used in very dry conditions.
  • Should your mango wood become scratched or if an area on the furniture appears sun-bleached, use a Minwax touch up marker or pen in the correct stain colour which is available specifically for this purpose.

  

Acacia Wood

Over 2000 Species worldwide

Acacia wood is the most common tree in the world with species on almost every continent. Acacia wood found in our furniture in Latin is called Acacia nilotica or more commonly Babul when walking around the factory. 

The heartwood is pinkish-brown and turns reddish-brown on aging.

Back to the Janka Hardness

  • Olive wood: 2690 lbf 
  • Acacia wood: - 2300 lbf
  • Oakwood: 1200 lbf

 

Coloring characteristics for Acacia wood - babul

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Care of Acacia Wood Furniture

  • Use a clean, lint-free, absorbent cloth for general dusting.
  • Avoid using water on the surfaces to clean.
  • Use furniture polish or furniture oil such as lemon oil to clean.
  • Use coasters or mats to prevent marking caused by hot mugs or plates.
  • Minimize contact with heat from direct sunlight or radiators to reduce the possibility of the wood shrinking or drying out and cracking. 

East Indian Rosewood

Well known wood used in Guitars!

Rosewood is a stunning wood known for its luxurious tones which vary in colors between the sapwood and heartwood. The beauty of this wood is that like the mango and acacia, it is classified as a hardwood thus taking a lot of force to dent it through daily use. 

The Janka Hardness for this wood is 2440 lbf making it the hardest wood among our collections. 

If you ever pick up furniture made from East Indian Rosewood - you will notice it will be easier than mango wood, which is another popular choice for furniture. Its heaviness can make Sheesham furniture difficult to carry.

Wood grain pattern of East Indian Rosewood 

Care of Rosewood Furniture

  • If the wood isn't not lacquered: from time to time the furniture will need to be waxed. This should be done using a soft cloth and beeswax, which you should then buff using a soft lint-free cloth. Always work in the direction of the grain, and do not use silicon-based sprays or polish.
  • Although our furniture is dry-kilned and treated, we advise you not to place anything hot or wet directly onto the surface as staining may occur, so try to use protective mats or coasters.
  • Should you spill any food or liquid on the wood, wipe it off immediately with a dry cloth.
  • If the wood becomes marked, gently rub it down with extra fine wire wool in the direction of the grain, and restore the finish using beeswax.
  • Position your furniture away from direct sunlight and heat. This will protect the wood from fading, and help avoid any cracking and movement in the joints.

 

Pine Wood

A symbol of wisdom and longevity!

Pine trees are normally found growing in the Northern Hemisphere and are regarded as medicinal trees that protect the First Nation peoples from illness. Pine nuts are known to be great sources of amino acids and proteins, which make them highly nutritious whereas pine needles boiled are a high source of vitamins A and C. 

Pinewood is found to be used for many aspects in building projects such as window frames, structures of walls, roofing, paneling, etc. and as such the most commercially harvested timber. 

Pinewood is a softwood with a Janka Hardness 400 lbf (1,786N). The lumber is light in weight, color varies from white to yellow and traditionally used in Rustic style furniture. 

Unfinished pine wood furniture

Care of Pinewood Furniture

  • Pine is an indoor furniture wood that is easily cared for.
  • Wipe the wood with the direction of the grain with furniture oil or polish to clean.
  • Avoid excessively damp environments that may promote warping of the wood.
  • Pine can be left natural to acquire a rich dark golden patina overtime to expose the natural grain and knots in the wood.
  • Pine can be sealed and finished with varnish, paint, wax, or oils as preferred.