Choosing the Right Wood for Your Custom-Made Furniture

Are you ready to bring your vision of custom furniture to life but find yourself at a crossroads when it comes to choosing the appropriate wood? We understand that selecting the perfect timber is an essential step in having custom-made furniture in Sydney.

Welcome to Naturally Timber, where we blend the art of craftsmanship with the beauty of nature to create stunning statement pieces. We will guide you through our selection of premium woods, explaining how each wood type suits different furniture pieces.

  • American Oak (Quercus Alba)
    • Characteristics: Pale straw to pale brown colour with a tight, V-shaped grain. It’s hard, moderately heavy, and easy to work with.
    • Suitable Furniture: Ideal for sturdy and elegant furniture like dining tables, chairs, and bookcases to enhance the room’s sophistication.
  • American Walnut (Juglans Nigra)
    • Characteristics: Dark brown to purplish-black colour, moderately hard and fine-grained. It has a smooth finishing quality and takes well to polish.
    • Suitable Furniture: Perfect for decorative and fine furniture like luxury bedroom sets and cabinets, adding a touch of luxury.
  • Camphor Laurel (Cinnamomum Camphora)
    • Characteristics: Light to deep roasted brown, often streaked with darker tones. Known for its interlocked grain and even texture.
    • Suitable Furniture: Great for tables, countertops, bench tops, and decorative items, bringing warmth and a unique pattern to the space.
  • River Red Gum (Eucalyptus Camaldulensis)
    • Characteristics: Ranges from pinkish red to deep red. Known for its durability, termite resistance, and beautiful lustrous finish.
    • Suitable Furniture: Ideal for heavy-duty and outdoor furniture capable of withstanding various elements.
  • Spotted Gum (Corymbia Maculata)
    • Characteristics: Light honey to dark brown with grey tones and occasional purple streaks. Extremely hard and suitable for high-impact uses.
    • Suitable Furniture: Excellent for flooring, structural elements and outdoor furniture, bringing durability and a unique, attractive grain to outdoor spaces.
  • Sydney Blue Gum (Eucalyptus Globulus)
    • Characteristics: Pale pinkish straw to blue/greenish brown. Known for its strength and mostly wavy grain structure.
    • Suitable Furniture: Perfect for robust furniture like beds and large tables, offering both strength and a calming aesthetic.
  • Tasmanian Blackwood (Acacia Melanoxylon)
    • Characteristics: Light to dark brown with reddish tints and black streaks. Resilient and easy to work with, featuring an attractive irregular grain.
    • Suitable Furniture: Versatile for all types of furniture, particularly cabinets and fine details, providing resilience and beauty.
  • Victorian Ash (Eucalyptus Delegatensis)
    • Characteristics: Cream to light pinkish-brown. Easy to work with and popular for its excellent staining quality.
    • Suitable Furniture: Ideal for versatile interior furniture like tables and wardrobes, offering a light and versatile appearance.
  • Western Australian Jarrah (Eucalyptus Marginata)
    • Characteristics: Dark red to dark brown. Known for its hardness, durability and resistance to fire and termites.
    • Suitable Furniture: Suitable for heavy-duty and outdoor furniture, providing longevity and a rich, warm colour.
  • Western Australian Marri (Corymbia Calophylla)
    • Characteristics: Creamy brown to honey with black gum lines, known for its distinctive veined appearance.
    • Suitable Furniture: Popular for unique and decorative furniture pieces, adding a unique and natural flair to any room.

Discover Your Perfect Timber

Each of these timber species offers something unique, whether it’s in terms of colour, grain, or functional characteristics. By understanding these differences, you can choose the right type of wood for your custom-made furniture in Sydney, ensuring both the aesthetic appeal and functionality of your pieces.

Design your living space with our carefully selected, durable woods that reflect your style and stand the test of time. Contact us at  Naturally Timber for your next custom furniture adventure.

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