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  • [vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Introduced to South Africa in the early 1800’s by Australia, Knysna Black Wood is one of the densest and un-rosewood-like of the Delbergias. Having approximately the same qualities as walnut, it is easily shaped and works well with steam. The name can cause a bit of confusion as there is little to no black colouring in the wood itself. The colours range from a light shade to a darker contrast of brown. This is by far one of the easier woods to work with as it blends, glues and finishes well. This wood is

  • Kiaat is characterised of being durable, extremely stable and its easy workability. The wood works well with hand and machine tools, only moderately blunting cutters, it also has good gluing and excellent turning and carving properties which finishes well. The wood is renowned for its great bug and termite resistance. The heartwood is pale to dark brown, often with streaks, and distinctly separated from the pale yellow sapwood. Kiaat is a valuable timber species which is used for carpentry, furniture manufacturing (tables, chairs, and benches), parquet flooring and veneer. Kiaat has an impressive strength-to-weight

  • [vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] Rubber wood has a dense grain that is easily controlled in the kiln drying process. Rubber-wood has very little shrinkage making it one of the more stable construction materials available for furniture. It is easily worked, and takes on stains uniformly. Rubber trees grow in Asia, Africa and South America. Rubber woods’ most famous feature is the milky white sap, known as latex. Rubber wood produces all the latex used in the world for all rubber based products. Rubber wood is a true hardwood. In fact, rubber wood is becoming one of the

  • [vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] Pine trees are considered a softwood tree, which means the wood is softer than hardwood varieties. Pine trees grow around the world, not just in the U.S. Pine trees are considered a softwood tree, which means the wood is softer than hardwood varieties. Pine trees grow around the world, not just in the U.S. Pine has a great deal of stiffness and resistance to shock, which makes it a solid choice for many furniture pieces. Pine tends to be easier to work with during the furniture building stage due to its

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