The 9 commonly used woods for classical furniture are: huanghuali, red sandalwood, wenge, ironwood, cypress, old mahogany, beech, phoebe, and elm
9 commonly used woods for classical furniture:
Huanghuali is a legume plant, its scientific name is Dalbergia odorifera, also known as Hainan Dalbergia and Hainan Dalbergia. Origin: Plain and hilly area at low altitude in Jianfengling, Diaoluo Mountain, Hainan Island, China. Because of its slow growth, solid wood, and beautiful patterns, Huanghuali wood, red sandalwood, wenge wood, and iron wood are also known as the four famous woods in ancient China.
Red sandalwood, also known as "Qinglongmu", belongs to the butterfly flower family. It is a subtropical evergreen tree. The wood is very firm and the color is red. Pterocarpus is a group of particularly hard and heavy tree species in the leguminous Pterocarpus spp. It is the highest grade material among mahogany. It is a hardwood with a deep purple and black color.
Three: Chicken Wing Wood
Wenge is a tree species of the genus Pseudomonas and the genus Ironwood, which are produced in Guangdong, Guangxi, Yunnan, Fujian, Southeast Asia, South Asia, Africa and other places in China. Some of the wenge wood is white and black, and some are yellow and purple. The oblique saw wood grain is in the shape of a fine flower cloud, which resembles chicken wings.
Tie Limu, also known as Tie Li wood, iron chestnut, etc., is an evergreen tree of the Garciniaceae and Tie Li wood genus. With platy roots, straight trunks, cone-shaped crowns, thin bark, dark gray-brown, thin leaf-shaped cracks, and white resin with fragrance oozing from the wound.
Cypress belongs to the Cupressaceae family, and was known as "Yuebai" in ancient times. There are many kinds of Cypress, Platycladus orientalis, Lohan cypress and so on. The folks in our country usually divide cypress trees into two types: southern cypress and northern cypress. The texture of southern cypress is better than that of northern cypress. Cypress wood has fine grain, strong quality, and water resistance. It is commonly found in temples, halls, and courtyards.
Six: Old Redwood
Old redwood is called Siamese rosewood in the south, and old redwood to the north of the Yangtze River. It is equivalent to the genus Dalbergia in the legume family with Huanghuali. Its wood and color are similar to small leaf red sandalwood. The annual ring patterns are all straight filaments. The bristles are larger than red sandalwood. The color is similar to maroon, but the luster is darker, the color is lighter, the texture is not tight, and it has a fragrance.
Beech is also written as "Alderwood" or "Alderwood". Produced in the south of our country, the north is called Nanyu. The wood is hard and has very beautiful large patterns, overlapping layers like mountains. Although it is not a luxurious wood, it is widely used in traditional furniture in the Ming and Qing Dynasties, especially among the folk.
Phoebe nanmu is endemic to China and South Asia, and is a well-known precious timber species at home and abroad. It is naturally distributed in my country's Guizhou, Sichuan, Chongqing, Hubei and other regions and is the main tree species that composes evergreen broad-leaved forests.
Elm, also known as "white elm", is a widespread tree species. It mainly produces temperate, deciduous trees and tall trees. It can be seen everywhere in the north, especially the Yellow River Basin. Elm wood is tough, with clear texture, larger patterns, slightly thicker structure, prominent brown eyes, and softer texture.
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