Timeless piece of furniture
Sourcing of raw material required vast skill, knowledge and experience are needed. There are some not good quality as you could see from the photos here.
A good Furniture making discarded of the following part of tree trunk :
Wrapping the tree like a protective overcoat, the bark is made up of several layers. The thickest is the cork layer, waxy and waterproof, which gradually hardens into the tough, often-fissured outer shell.
Sapwood (whittie section)
The young xylem tissue that carries water and minerals from the roots to the leaves makes up the sapwood. Its open-ended cells, stacked one on top of another, form rows of continuous cylinders.
As xylem cells age they clog and harden into heartwood, which makes up the central core of the tree nad lends support for its branches, Deposits within the heartwood eventually darken it.
Sharing a bit of knowledge about TEAK wood :
Teak (Native Species name : Tectona Grandis) is a genus of tropical hardwood trees in the family Verbenaceae to the south and southeast of Asia. They are large trees and leaf, growing to 30-40M tall, deciduous in the dry season.
The timber is used in the manufacture of outdoor furniture, boat decks, and other articles where weather resistance is desired. It is also used for indoor flooring and as a veneer for indoor furnishings.
Teak is easily worked and has natural oils that make it suitable for use in exposed locations, where it is durable even when not treated with oil or varnish. Teak cut from old trees grown slowly in natural forests is more durable and harder. Teak from young trees grown in plantations is more prone to splitting and water damage, however kiln drying allows for sustainable, plantation grown teak to perform nearly on par with old growth teak.
Teak is used extensively used in ship building especially exposed decks, doors and window frames, indoor or outdoor furniture and columns and beams in old type houses. Also high class joinery, flooring, paneling, plywood, decorative veneers, turnery, carving, chemical tanks and vats. It is very resistant to termite attacks. Mature teak feches a very good price. It is grown extensively by forest departments of different states in forest areas.
Much of the world’s teak is exported by Indonesia and Myanmar and Teak is one of the most sought after types of vintage furniture. It works reasonably well with hand or machine tools but silica in wood is tough on cutting edges and machine dust can be irritant. Good turning and carving properties. Gluing best done on freshly cut surfaces due to oily nature, Pre-drilling recommended for screwing and nailing. Stains and finishes well although natural oils can cause adhesion difficulties.
Teak wood do not required wood preservatives. Wood preservatives are chemical compounds used to protect timber against fungi and insects. Example Rubber wood requires Boron. It is an element giving good protection against some insects, and to a limited extent, against fungi. It is usually applied as Boric Acid, Borax and applied in the diffusion process.
About Sungkai Wood
Sungkai wood (phenomena cancascen jack) has been well known in the woodworking industry for many years. It is abundantly available a lot in Indonesia. The Sungkai tree are available in big amountS in Sumatra, Java and Kalimantan. The wood has very attractive appearance. It has a light base color of white to light yellow with beautiful grain. It has wood strong grain character, but with the small shallow of pores and grain texture. Some people call this wood is as the Indonesian Oak because his beautiful grain. This wood has medium strength and hardness and quite easy to be processed in the machinery. It can be cut, drilled, glued and sanded without any problem. The wood is not suitable to make the products that requireS intense strength. It is also considered not strong enough to withstand the outdoor weather. The use of this wood for outdoor use can still be achieved but with proper finish. With its beautiful grain, the Sungkai wood is more suitable to make any products where aesthetics is paramount, such as furniture, veneer, plywood, door, architectural design, ets.
The Sungkai wood should be dried slowly. Fast drying will risk cracks and hairline problem. The wood is also susceptible to insects. The chemical treatment with the insect repellent is recommended to increase the durability of the wood.
Sungkai wood has a light color, white color at sap wood to the light yellow brown at the heartwood. It can be in the finished with any finish color. With proper finishing material and process, the wide range of colors and finishing models can be generated. It has nice grain and base color then the transparent color finishing is the best choice to the sungkai wood. The natural clean look or the antique transparent finish can be used to maximize the beauty of the wood. The wood has less, small and shallow pores. The closing of pores finish can be done relatively easy. The pores and grain can be filled with a one time filler application. If we used the catalyzed coating, we can get the close pores finish without filer application. The pinhole or bubble problem is rarely in the resulting finishing.
The solid color finish also can be easily generated for the sungkai wood, but is is not recommended. The solid color finish will diminish the beauty of the wood grain.
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