Hardwood Dining Room Furniture – Pros and Cons

If you are looking for a way to add some warmth and comfort to your home, having hardwood dining room furniture might be just the thing you need. Maybe you always wanted to have a hardwood dining table large enough to accommodate all those friends for dinner or that lovely rustic hardwood cabinet that would fit so nicely with the kitchen? The wood and natural timber represent an extraordinary blend of aesthetics and solid structural integrity which will allow you to enjoy your beautiful hardwood furniture for many years to come. 


By being a natural material, wood has the power to transform the whole ambience and mood of a certain area. After all, it was used as a primal material for furniture crafting for hundreds of years, and even though its popularity dropped due to the heavy industrialisation and need for cheaper materials, a real furniture lover will always come back to the timeless wood. 


If you are thinking about investing in custom hardwood dining furniture, it is always good to know all the pros and cons that come with it. This is why our artisans at Naturally Timber decided to share their valuable professional insights with you and help you make the right decision. Therefore, stay with us as we are about to dive deep into the topic!


Durability and Strength


It is a well-known fact that wood is a long-lasting furniture material, especially when it comes to hardwood. Since the hardwood timber derives from trees that grow slower, it means that their build is more complex and solid making the hardwood dining room furniture exceptionally durable and robust. 


Nowadays, it is hard to imagine that something we own could last for decades and remain in the same condition as we bought it, yet the hardwood promises exactly that. Hardwood dining room furniture, therefore, offers great value for money and in case you want to sell any piece, its price could only increase as time passes. 


Easy to Maintain Yet Could Be Quite Sensitive


To keep your hardwood dining room furniture clean and shiny you’ll need nothing more than a cloth and warm water alongside the occasional application of oil and wax.


On the other hand, hardwood can be quite vulnerable to water as moisture can damage its finishes or split and swell its inner parts if soaked. Still, natural timber like Red Gum, Cedar or Redwood is resistant to water and would stand the test of time when placed outdoors, so it is always important to consult with expert artisans when selecting wood for the furniture. 


Make sure to minimise hardwood furniture’s exposure to sunlight for a prolonged time as it could result in bright and dark spots appearing on it due to the UV light. Extremely cold and hot objects shouldn’t be placed on the furniture regularly and of course, keep in mind that sharp objects could scratch the furniture’s surface and affect its appearance. 


Versatility and Beauty


As it is a material 100% made by nature, hardwood already deserves all the admiration. No matter if you prefer the modern or rustic style, the custom hardwood dining room furniture will fit into any home décor. 


Australia is blessed with numerous native trees that can produce premium timber easy for artisans to work with, so you can truly be as creative with design as you want. Besides going for a single timber option, you can combine a couple of them or add some stainless steel or other metal components and get that industrial chick that still rules the world of the contemporary design world. 


We at Naturally Timber offer a premium selection of hardwood timber like Tasmanian Blackwood, Victorian Ash, Western Australian Jarrah and many, many more. The choice is solely yours which also stands for the design solutions, but we can also present you with our original manufactured designs where you can find everything from classic and minimalist styles to abstract and modern ones. 


In case you will move frequently, keep in mind that a custom dining room with larger dimensions can be heavy, so always make sure to note your lifestyle particularities to your trusted artisan to get the best possible results. 


Want an Eco-Friendly Dining Room Solution? Hardwood is the Right Choice


If you are doing everything you can to reduce your carbon footprint and contribute to the fight against climate change, you’ll be glad to know that hardwood is an excellent option to support sustainability. 


Natural timber is the only renewable building material as the harvested trees can be easily replaced with new ones. They can store carbon since they are mainly built of it and represent a fully recyclable material. Also, having a piece of furniture made with 100% natural ingredients is good for our health and could fight allergies too. 


We at Naturally Timber are working hard to answer the growing demands for our hand-made custom hardwood furniture, we are not contributing to deforestation as the timber species we use for manufacturing are grown on private plantations. 


Selecting the Timber That You Like for a Custom Furniture


Probably the most interesting part is that you’ll have an opportunity to choose the exact hardwood natural timber you wish to introduce to your home. Maybe you’ve always dreamed of having a wonderful Jarrah dining table or you had a Blackwood tree in your family garden and now wish to evoke memories by placing a part of it closer to you? Learn more about the best types of wood for furniture here.


Our Naturally Timber craftsmen have over 35 years of experience in creating unique and high-quality hardwood dining room furniture, and even though we know very well that perfection is impossible to achieve, we strive to create the next best thing.


No matter if you need us to create a majestic custom burl or slab dining table, or you are on the lookout for a couple of modern bar stools, we promise that you’ll be supplied with timeless and wonderful furnishings that will impress everyone. Therefore, contact us today via our phone number or email, or schedule a free design consultation now and enrich your home with first-class handcrafted hardwood dining room furniture.  

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