Decorative wood

Posted by Rumin Mann
September 14th, 2011

Pushing the boundaries of the old and redefining contemporary techniques.

For a long time wood has been viewed either as a structural component or the utilitarian partner in design. The problem is that while wood can be a little more coy about it’s beauty, as a decorative material, it is a force to be reckoned with, thanks to the sheer variety of the species and the subsequent range in hue and grain. The decorative stance that wood can take depends equally upon how it is processed; thinly sliced as a veneer or thickly sawn, horizontally or vertically sliced through the tree. Then there is the age of the timber to consider, the adhesive, or joining decisions and the finish. Shall we oil, wax, lacquer, stain or paint it? Wood is a powerful contender in the battle of the decorative materials , as the few delightful options exemplify below.

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