Wood is the most versatile, renewable and sustainable resource on the planet which is why wood is also the most commonly used material in the creation of furniture. As wood is an organic material and can be native to specific regions you may find that different woods are traditionally more commonly used for furniture in different countries. Nowadays, with the cost of travel and transport at an all time low these different woods are imported and exported at a much higher rate and the options for furniture makers are at an all time high. New, man made ‘woods’ have also added to the variety of options available and it is up to the furniture maker to decide which wood is best for any given project. Other materials are of course used for either structural or aesthetic properties and they are also discussed here. Browse the list below to learn about the qualities and common uses of each type of furniture material.
At the customer’s request, said materials can be supplied with a BS5852 certified UKFR: