Natural furniture material, such as raw wood, Cork or linoleum, and does not contain any toxins in it. Cork is very appropriate for a material that is a sustainable material. Recycled Cork can regenerate every 9 years, while the Maple or oak for up to 30 years or longer.
Advantages of wood
1. easy processing of wood. Wood products see more Tenon with combined nail and cemented, metal connectors can also bending, compression, processing after cooking.
2. the wood strong heavy metal in General, that is light, strong wood.
3. air dried wood is a good thermal and electrical insulating materials. Appliance handles.
4. has the natural beauty of wood pattern, color and luster, can play a special decorative effect.
5. timber absorption of ultraviolet and infrared reflection.
6. wood has good acoustics.
7. wood is elastic-plastic material damage is a certain photograph, gives a sense of security, can be used as a sleeper.
8. wet wood can be thermostat solution, has very good environmental behavior.
But at the same time, wood also has some disadvantages:
1. dry shrinkage and swelling, anisotropy. Wood moisture below the fibre saturation point changes, also changes its size. Due to the anisotropy of wood shrinkage and swelling in all directions there are differences, which may lead to defects such as cracking, warping wood.
2. the wood prone to decay and insects.
3. wood as a coastal aquatic, such as building materials and wooden boats, often against for sea life animals.
4. wood is flammable.