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The Wooden Furniture Guide

In this blog, we discuss how to select the right type of furniture for your home. While interior design fads come and go, wooden furniture is a constant. In comparison to other materials, wooden furniture is robust, long-lasting, and requires little upkeep.

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Wood has been the most commonly used material for furniture for centuries and clearly it has its advantages. Let us revisit the advantages of using wood as a material:


Wood is, of course, a durable and long-lasting material that is ideal for anyone searching for furniture that will last a long time. A well-crafted wooden chair or desk, whether made of hardwood or softwood is reliable and likely to be with you for a while. So, clearly, it provides you value for money and if you ever decide to sell a piece, well-made, well-cared-for furniture will hold its worth over time.


As previously stated, wood(lighter-coloured or richer deeper tones), may offer dignity and appeal to any environment. And, when produced by a talented artisan, a piece of furniture has design potential to add to its visual appeal.

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Wooden furniture can also help to bring a sense of the outdoors into the home. If you live in a metropolitan apartment building with a lot of people, you might want to incorporate some natural elements into your living area. The extensive colour spectrum of wood, as well as the interesting patterns of grains and fibres, make it an ideal material for this. Wood may also instantly add warmth to otherwise cold environments.


When sustainably sourced and verified, wood is an environmentally friendly way to furnish a home. Trees that are taken for their wood can be regenerated by new growth, making responsibly sourced wood the only renewable building material available.

Diverse range of types:

Because wood comes in a wide spectrum of colours and tones, there is a lot of variety in terms of style and appearance. Aside from the actual material, there is also the fact that each furniture maker – especially if you are buying from a single craftsman – has a unique design perspective. While some may focus on contemporary clean lines, others may have a tendency to craft traditional pieces.


Wood, unlike many other materials, looks great in almost any situation. Wooden furniture may be incorporated into any design plan, whether modern or rustic, and different species can be elegantly combined inside a single room or house. For a large dining table, choose spotted gum or red gum, and pine for a dresser: in either case, these wood tones provide a seamless grace to any room.

Its adaptability also extends to the outdoors, of course. Furniture constructed of timbers, such as jarrah and treated pine, can look great in the yard or on a porch when coated with oils to endure exposure to the weather.

Types of Wood 

Hardwood and softwood are the two main varieties of wood based on their hardness. Hardwood is not always tougher and denser than softwood, contrary to popular opinion. Hardwood is derived from flowering trees, whilst softwood is derived from conifers. Furniture is made from both sorts of wood.

Common hardwood options

Teak wood Teak wood is one of the most regularly utilised and readily available wood varieties in the area. Teak wood is also imported from Burma and Ghana by some manufacturers. Kerala is one of India's largest teak wood producers. It is robust and long-lasting, and it's frequently used to make door frames, cabinets, and tables. Teak is a naturally decay-resistant wood that outlasts all others.

Indian rosewood: Indian rosewood, often known as Sheesham, is a popular choice for furniture makers. It's also a hard wood that can take a variety of polishes and treatments. Despite the fact that rosewood is the most expensive wood available in India, it is widely used due to its termite resistance, durability, and adaptability. Rosewood is a wood that may be used to make kitchen cabinets, sofas, and even flooring.

White Oak: Oak is a very good choice for furniture. Oak is strong, durable and resists everyday wear and tear while offering natural beauty that fits into almost any home style. Its timeless design means you can keep your oak furniture pieces in your décor as long as you want them. Most of the furniture from Quratory is made of white Oak, although we do have occasionally used Ashwood for some pieces.

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Common softwood options

Satin wood: Satin wood is used to create vintage-style furniture and accessories. It is a cost-effective material that is readily available in local markets and is sourced from central and southern Indian regions. Satin wood necessitates constant upkeep. Satin wood furniture is very robust and durable, and several types of polish can be used to get the appropriate style or finish. 

White cedar wood: It's also known as Marandi, and it's an excellent veneer for light-weight furniture like display shelves, trunks, and even ornamental objects. Because this sort of wood requires less upkeep, it is ideal for goods that aren't used frequently. White cedar wood is primarily imported from Malaysia, and it needs to be season for a month before it can be used.

It might be difficult to select the appropriate furnishings for your home. You'd be stumped as to what type of wood to use, what pattern to use, and what colour to use. All three aspects of the furniture should complement the rest of your home's decor. So, if you're looking for new wooden furniture for your home, here are a few pointers to help you choose the right piece:

Quality matters:

 When you're in the furniture store and looking at the options, make sure you get one that's made of high-quality wood. Some home buyers neglect this characteristic in favour of furniture that simply looks nice. Make certain to inquire about the material's origins and where it came from. Examine the documentation that comes with your furniture. When you buy furniture from a reputable brand, you will often receive a certification.

 Finalise the home design

 When purchasing furniture for your home, the product's design is really important. Choose a design that complements the style of your home's décor, whether it's contemporary or vintage. While the entire house doesnt have to have the same colour, each room can have a specific 

Make sure it is durable:

Wooden furniture is utilised on a daily basis throughout the house. So, in order for furniture to last for years, it must be durable. Because you'll be utilising the drawers, sofas, beds, and doors on a daily basis, choose materials carefully. Durability will come second after design in the case of decorative components.

Pick a design you already have an affinity to:

 A piece of hardwood furniture is an investment in your home that will be a part of your décor for many years. So choose a shape or silhouette for your furniture that you like now and will continue to like in the future. As a result, a traditional item that complements your aesthetic sense would be ideal.

Figure out if it is functional:

Because you will be spending a significant amount of money on your new furniture, always consider the utility of the piece when selecting the proper wooden furniture. When purchasing display cabinets, chests, dining tables, or centre tables, check to see if the furniture has clever storage options built in. The item should provide you with good value for your money.

 Analyse how it has been made:

 The construction quality of a wooden item is essentially defined by two factors: how the elements of the item are linked and the item's durability. The furniture's joints should be well-fitting and precise.

Make sure all the finishing touches have been made:

Check for the buffing quality, polishing and melamine. These will determine how much money you will be spending on the maintenance of the furniture.

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