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The wood guide-choose the best one for you.

When it comes to choosing the best wood for your furniture, understanding its properties is a must. Although you can utilize any kind of wood to make furniture, remember not all woods are equal. That is the reason you have to pick it cautiously to meet your requirements.
Wednesday, November 11, 2020
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The wood guide: how to choose the best one for you?

Shivani Gandhi

Various kinds of wood for furniture (both hardwood and softwood) are available in the market. Each type accompanies a different arrangement of qualities regarding shading, thickness, grain pattern, and wrapping up. Picking the correct wood for furniture is basic as it causes you to decide the specific cost of your unit. 

When it comes to choosing the best wood for your furniture, understanding its properties is a must. Although you can utilize any kind of wood to make furniture, remember not all woods are equal. That is the reason you have to pick it cautiously to meet your requirements. 


Teak is usually considered to be the best type of wood utilized to make furniture as it is highly fire-resistant and durable. Teak is affordable and mainly found in the central and southern parts of India.

Advantages of Teak Wood :

1.Teak is durable and highly fire-resistant.

2.It looks very attractive after polishing and is immune to white ants and dry rots.

3.It does not shrink much and would not corrode metal fastenings.


It’s costing goes near about Rs 800 per cubic feet


Sal is also considered to be one of the finest wood used in furniture making mainly found in Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, Madhya Pradesh, and Andhra Pradesh. It is mostly used to produce strengthened furniture products. Sal is affordable and extremely suitable for constructing door and window frames.

Advantages of Sal wood :

1.Sal is genuinely hard and solid and simple to work with.

2.It is a mainstream decision for building window outlines, wooden bars, and heaps.

3.It is immune to the assault of parasites, white ants, and bugs.

4.Its elasticity and immovability make it a popular choice for making instruments and decks.


Sal wood costs around Rs 800 per cubic feet.

Mahogany wood

Mahogany is straight-grained hardwood and another best choice among the furniture industry. It is mainly found in the region of Bengal, Assam, and Kerala.

Advantages of Mahogany:

1.It doesn't decay underwater and takes up an intense color after polishing.

2.Its pores absorb paint so well that it gives a chic glossy finish that creates it an ideal choice for creating furniture.

3.Mahogany is employed to form cabinets, furniture, and patterns in decorative pieces of art.


The average price of Mahogany wood in India is around Rs 1800 per cubic feet counting on the sub-variety and its grain pattern.


Shisham is also called 'Tali' in some regions of the country. Majorly found in Bengal, Assam, Uttar Pradesh, Maharashtra, and Orissa.

Advantages of Sheesham wood:

1.Sheesham is strong and if very good care is given and shouldn’t be exposed to extreme sunlight, it will be an everlasting wood.

2.Finish wise Siheesam takes up polish very well, therefore, giving a good sheen to the furniture and flooring.

3.Furniture or flooring made of Sisoo looks attractive, thus making it a valuable investment for your home.

4.It is often shaped well to form decorative pieces of furniture. It is won’t to make railway sleepers and sports goods also.


The price of Sheesham wood today ranges from Rs 1500 to 1800 per cubic feet depending on the girth, grain, and sapwood content of the wood


Building material, Deodar is very sturdy, rot-resistant, close-grained, and can take up the deep polish to give a good finish. It is found in Punjab and Uttar Pradesh.

Advantages of Deodar:

1.It is long-lasting and sturdy and fine wood.

2.Deodar is immune to decay by water and insects, giving it longer shelf life.

3.It absorbs color to varying degrees which makes it useful in making ornate objects and furniture.

4.In olden times, it was used to construct religious temples and landscaping. It is used to make railway carriages, railway sleepers, packing boxes, and furniture.


The average price of Deodar wood in India is around Rs 550 to Rs 2500 per cubic feet


Firewood is also referred to as Douglas Fir. Firewood is mainly found in North and Central America, North Africa, Europe, and Asia. In India, it is found in Himachal Pradesh.

Advantages of Firwood

1.Firewood is straight grain and has a reddish-brown color.

2.It has a uniform texture and non-resinous property with poor resistance to decay.

3.Firewood is hard in comparison to other softwoods. It can't be stained easily; hence, it’s generally utilized in the raw form or as a painted surface.


In India Firewood costs around Rs 500 per cubic feet.


Rosewood is considered to be very valuable. In India, it's generally found mostly in Uttar Pradesh, Maharashtra, Mysore, Bengal, Assam, Tamil Nadu, Karnataka, and Orissa. Rosewood is also known as Brazilian rosewood, It. is one of the most widely used types of hardwood.

Advantages of Rosewood

1.Rosewood is extremely hard and features a dark reddish-brown color. Which gives it a very pleasant look after furnishing.

2.It has a unique natural fragrance.

3.It is hard to work on and needs a lot of polishing.


Rosewood cost approximately Rs1300 to Rs 1600 per cubic feet


Walnut wood is one of the foremost versatile and popular wood types with a really fine texture. Walnut is found in Europe, America, and Asia. In India, it is found in Jammu and Kashmir, Uttar Pradesh, and Himachal Pradesh.

Advantage of Walnut Wood

1.Walnut is strong, rigid, and durable, without being excessively heavy, and warp-resistant.

2.It has excellent woodworking qualities and takes finishes well. It is very expensive compared to other sorts of hardwood.


American Walnut Wood at Rs 3400/cubic feet


Cherry wood is also known as fruitwood. Cherry is mostly found in Europe and Asia.

Advantages of cherrywood

1.It is hard, strong, wasp-resistant, and closed grained wood.

2.It resists warping and checking. It is easy to carve and polish.

3.Cherry wood has a light reddish-brown texture makes it perfectly suitable for home and office furnishings


Reddish-brown Cherrywood may cost around 1800/per cubic feet.

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