All different types of woods have unique signature marks that can help in easy identification of the type. Both hardwoods and softwoods are used in hotel furniture manufacturing, and each have their own specific uses. Most commonly, quality furniture is made out of hardwood
which is made from oak, maple, mahogany, teak, walnut, cherry and
birch. Highest quality wood will have been air dried to rid it of its
Mahogany: Mahogany is a commercially important lumber prized for its beauty, durability, and color, and used for paneling and to make furniture, boats, musical instruments and other items. Mahogany has a straight, fine, and even grain, and is relatively free of
voids and pockets. Its reddish-brown color darkens over time, and
displays a reddish sheen when polished. It has excellent workability,
and is very durable. But the mahogany furniture prices are very high and expensive
it includes black rose wood, siam rose wood,scented rosewood, Red sandalwood, wenge and so on.
Oak wood: Oak wood has a high density creating great strength and hardness. The wood is very resistant to insect and fungal attack because of its high tannin content. It also has very appealing grain markings. High-end furniture, and usually make for European furniture. The prices are high as the qualified oak woods are rare.
Rubber wood: a light-colored medium-density tropical hardwood, Rubberwood is commonly advertised as an "environmentally friendly" wood. Rubberwood 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. As with all hardwoods, rubberwood comes in varying degrees of quality. It is not suitable for outdoor use, as rain can leach the protective chemicals from the wood, exposing it to fungus and insect attacks. The prices are suitable and competitive.
Ash wood: a hardwood and is hard, dense, tough and very strong but elastic, extensively used for making bows, tool handles, baseball bats, hurleys and other uses demanding high strength and resilience.
Walnut wood: Walnut is a superior type of wood. It is hard, dense, tight-grained and polishes to a very smooth finish. The colour ranges from creamy white in the sapwood to a dark chocolate colour in the heartwood. When kiln-dried, walnut wood tends toward a dull brown colour, but when air-dried can become a rich purplish-brown. Because of its colour, hardness and grain, it is a prized furniture and carving wood. Veneer sliced from walnut burl is one of the most valuable and highly prized by cabinet makers and prestige car manufacturers. Black walnuts are very expensive, usually will choose walnut veneer for hotel furniture, and wood is rarely used.
Cherry wood: elegant grain, Cherry wood is also high-grade wood, furniture is usually used veneer, rarely with solid wood.
Birch wood: Because of the hardness of birch, it is easier to shape during processing, its fine-grained and pale in colour, often with an attractive satin-like sheen. It's flexible, easy to crack when dry, not wearable. Birch is a medium-grade wood, wood and veneer are common.
Beech wood: Heavy, strong, impact resistant, easy to bend under the steam, easy shape the furniture, but easy to crack. Clear grain and harder than most hardwoods, it is prone to cracks in the kiln drying and processing.