Here are the 6 types of wood that is used mostly in Indian furniture.
Teak Wood is often considered the best kind of wood in this country to make home and office furniture. One of the reasons is that it is durable and fire-resistant. It is free from damage when you are shifting homes or if there is any water leakage. Due to the wood’s high density, it is resistant to decay and rot. This means that this wood will stay in good shape for a long time.
Sheesham wood is obtained from a tree called Indian rosewood tree. Sheesham wood works well with all kinds of finishing, glues, and machinery. And hence, it is always in high demand and is much preferred for furniture-making especially for making Sheesham wood beds. It is extremely resistant to dry-wood termites.
Ash wood is the wood from Ash trees which are found throughout the world. Ash wood is strong, durable and generally light in colour. It is coarse but the grain is fairly straight. Ash wood has an array of uses but is commonly used in the making of tools, furniture and frames. Ash wood is smooth to touch, and can come in varying shades of tone and lightness.
Beech wood is a deciduous tree that is semi-hard, and has a shade close to pale cream. More dense than oak, this wood is appreciated for its many advantages, especially in cabinetmaking. It is considered an easy wood to work with due to its flexibility.
Mahogany is very famous for its strong grain and red-brown color. It polishes and oils very well. Mahogany is extremely durable and resistant wood. There is no rotting in this wood. It is water-resistant and it can be easily worked with.
Walnut is a straight-grained hardwood that ranges from chocolate brown to yellow. A top pick for headboards, ornate antique-style dining tables, and mantels, walnut is typically clear-coated or oiled to bring out its natural color. Walnut is a very strong and stable wood that can take intricate carving.