Furniture is one of the most essential parts of a house if you really want to call it ‘home’. The furniture is like the rice and dal of a meal. It makes your house feel lived in and welcoming.
Furniture is made to support human lifestyle and activities. These elements become a necessity and rather a crucial one in everyday life. It also determines the function of the space in the area too.
Balance in the furniture of an area should primary concern because furniture affects the equilibrium of a space. The range, variety and designs of furniture make every dull space a rather lively place.
The most important part of designing a house is the habitation and motility of furniture. The wide range of furniture starting from a small nightstand to a king size bed brings out the thorough design of the house. The style and charm of a house is complete with the correct placement of furniture either for its beauty or as a utility.
- Bygone May Not Be Bygone- These rare pieces give a very contrasting thematic look as compared to anything else. It need not be a chair or a sofa. Even a clock or an exuberant chandelier could change the entire outlook of a space. It does not only signify grace and beauty but also elegance, royalty and a certain virtue.
- Bring The Fresh Modernistic Edge- Sharp and crisp colours make the space look neat. Correct choice of materials enhance the balance of energy in the whole area. The rules are quite strict and sleek but, it’s okay to be creative and break on or two of them. Be experimental. Take risks. That’s what being modernistic is all about.
- Seek Eclecticism- Making your furniture eclectic would mean combining vintage with bright and flashy colours along with huge accessories attached to the combination. Vintage furniture adds weight to the room whereas the bright and flashy colours are not so heavy. It makes the room as a whole very difficult to explain in words. It basically gives a room the unique look when compared to other parts of the house. You may have to think this through a lot as to which room you want as an eclectic space.
- Be Rich With Rust- Distressed materials like stone, wool, leather and metal that exhibit an eternal feel describe the rusty furniture perfectly. They represent the chimerical shapes of themselves as themselves in nature. Patterns are the key feature of this kind of furniture. It’s basically the living room with a fireplace that suits this description. But, again be creative with your ideas.
Hardwoods are more expensive than softwoods but are comparatively more durable.
- Birch: Birch is a colour which falls in between a light tan to white. It does have a good resistance to shrinking, swelling and warping.
It takes stains pretty well. Birch is sometimes stained to resemble mahogany, walnut or cherry. It doesn’t work good as furniture with intricate designs. It is more likely to be the best furniture if it is made as furniture with simple designs and contemporary designs.
- Cherry: A cherry hardwood is reddish-brown in colour. Like birch, a cherry hardwood is resistant to shrinking, swelling and warping. The cherry hardwood dyes pretty well and can be made to furniture with intricate designs.
- Ebony: The ebony type of hardwood is brown to nearly black in colour. It is often dyed black to emphasise its distinct grain patterns. Ebony is super rare and strong and is used mostly in inlays.
- Mahogany: Mahogany is reddish-brown to red in colour. It has a pretty good resistance to shrinking and warping. It is one of the softer hardwoods and is hence, easy to carve. It can be stained to a rich, darker colour.
- Maple: It is a light beige or tan colour which has a good defiance to shrinking, warping and wear. It is very strong and hard unlike maple but hard to carve and detail. It can be dyed very rarely as it is not that good with stains.
- Oak: It is light pinkish-brown in colour which has a pretty good resistance to shrinking and warping like mahogany. It takes stains evenly and is generally available at any furniture shop. It carves well for detailing and designing.
- Poplar: It is light tan in colour with streaks of pink and green tint. One of the weaker hardwoods, but has the same shrinkage rating as teak. It is extremely easy to work with and is the best for interior furniture parts.
- Rosewood: It has a deep red colour with black graining and has a good resistance to shrinking, swelling, warping, and wear. It is quite easy to work with as well as it is pretty rare and expensive. It is often used as a veneer.
- Teak: It is often used for outdoor furniture. Its extractions, such as silica, make it defiant to rotting And can also be used for indoor furniture.
- Walnut: It is a dark grayish-brown colour which is often stained darker. It has a satisfactory resistance to swelling and warping and also takes stains evenly and carves well.
- Cedar: Its colour could be described as a colour ranging from brown to white. It is often used for drawer lining or for decorative panels. Only eastern red cedar is naturally moth-repellent. It is commonly used for outdoor furniture.
- White Pine: White pine was used for many primitive pieces because it was readily available and easy to work with. It has a poor resistance to shrinking, swelling, and warping. These old pieces show traces of wear because of the softness of the wood. Vintage pieces are valued for the patina and reasonable cost. These wood pieces are also frequently painted.
- Yellow Pine: This hardwood comes in the colours - tan, orange and yellow. It is grainy and does not finish well and is absolutely not a good choice for exposed wood.
Softwoods come from coniferous (also known as evergreen) trees and include species such as pine, cedar and redwood.
Veneers are a time-honored technique of furniture construction and should not be considered a sign of inferior construction or materials. Veneers have been used in furniture construction since the ancient Egyptian era as a decorative effect.
Veneers sometimes evoke negative connotations of being inferior to solid wood. In reality, they are commonly used on high-quality furniture as well as budget pieces.
Veneer is a thin sliver (about 1/28 inch) of wood applied to a wood or plywood base.
Veneers can be used to create intricate patterns on the surface of furniture with grain matching or with marquetry and intarsia inlays.
Veneers are often made from highly-valued woods like mahogany and walnut, or exotic woods like tiger wood and maple burl. Veneers are applied to both solid wood and engineered wood substructures.
A single slab of wood, such as a tabletop, can warp and split over time. For a tabletop made of a secondary (cheaper) wood, several boards are edge-joined, then covered with veneer of a finer wood. A veneer can also be applied over plywood.
Veneers attract a lot of eyes by making the most of the grain-lines in the wood. Grain-lines can be matched to look like one solid piece, or they can be arranged in diamond, radiating, checkerboard, or other patterns.
Laminates cover a base material. Most laminates are glued to a medium-density fiberboard or particle board, but some office and kitchen pieces have laminates applied to wood to make the furniture more durable, more practical, smoother, and easier to clean.
Laminates are constructed by the adhesion of a paper product, printed to look like wood grain or other appealing pattern, to an engineered wood substructure and then sealed with a protective finish.
Laminate products have gained popularity in the flooring industry as a low-maintenance, and low cost, alternative to hardwood flooring.
Composites or engineered wood are basically the wooden furniture that have been manufactured. The prices and performances may vary. These pieces are used to make shelves or to protect the back of certain furniture. They are used for the modern styled furniture.
These pieces are less-prone to warping due to variations in humidity, and in some cases, offer a stronger substructure. Engineered wood may also be viewed as environment-friendly since it uses lumber that might normally go to waste.
Types : Plywood
Plywood is usually white to tan.
Multiple layers of thin sheets of wood are glued and pressed together to form one piece of plywood.
It is strong and resistant to warping, shrinking, and swelling.
It is most often used as support.
Some contemporary furniture is manufactured from plywood, which can be shaped and bent into permanent contours.
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