Attractive outwardly and at the price of products from chipboard or MDF could not even press traditional wood. The furniture from the massif has a reputation for durable, reliable and stylish attribute of the home. In each apartment or mansion there is always a table. What are attractive wooden tables from the array, analyze in more detail.
Furniture made of solid wood is more expensive than artificial counterparts, but always in price due to quality. It is made only from a solid array or spliced (i.e., obtained from layers glued together in layers) wooden fragments.
Number one in the list, the high cost of which is due to excellent properties. Boards are the most dense, strong, wear-resistant, withstand significant loads, are not afraid of moisture. That's because soaked with tannins, opposing rotting and any germs. But because of the porous structure, they need special treatment (only resistant varnishes). Oak oak table from the array is appropriate in any spacious room at home.
Many have heard of a bog oak. It turns out that to get the desired texture and color close to black, wood has been soaked for decades.
Appreciated for the fancy texture with a silky sheen. Among the main consumer properties is a high density, thanks to which furniture is not afraid of water and temperature fluctuations. But maple is an easy prey for microorganisms and the sun, so wood can rot or turn yellow. Impregnations and coatings are capable of helping, so for the home it is not a very suitable option. Kitchen table made of solid maple is more appropriate in a restaurant or cafe.
Connoisseurs appreciate furniture from overseas species, especially rosewood, teak, mahogany, ebony and ironwood, wenge.
In addition to the general property - strength - they have individual characteristics: eben is famous for black color, tick repels moisture, rosewood is famous for its magnificent texture and exclusive shade. But afford, for example, a dining table made of solid wood of such breeds can only very wealthy people.
The wood is also divided by color. Light species: ash, alder, pear, birch, pine, larch, apple. Dark (brown, reddish, up to chocolate): oak, plum, teak, wenge, mahogany. Modern technologies can dramatically change the original color of the tree. The most famous example and designer's dream is bleached oak.
A table made of solid natural wood has many advantages and some disadvantages. Main advantages:
- Strength. An array is a solid structure, and not glued, compressed or otherwise processed waste.
- Durability. Such a piece of furniture may well become a family relic-talisman, several generations will be able to work for it. In such instances, the lagging edge or film, cracking or other deformations are excluded.
- Environmental friendliness. Wooden products are completely safe for health: they have no harmful impurities, and coatings of table tops of varnish or paint contain only organic substances and do not emit harmful fumes.
- Heat. One touch to the natural surface removes all questions about the choice of a piece of furniture.
- Aesthetics. Wood looks organically with carvings and inlays, which even a folding model table can have. And the faddiness of the pattern and texture can not be reproduced by any synthetics.
Cons - considerable weight and undemocratic price.
Table from the array - in each room
This piece of furniture is used in all rooms and for different purposes.
Solid wood dining tables
Dining tables from the array put in the kitchen or in the dining room. In small rooms, a sliding table is popular. But this is a "traumatic" place, so the tabletop must be of hard rock and have a protected surface. Better lacquer, on which minor damage or scratches are almost imperceptible. Wax or oil is aesthetic, but they are less durable and lose their original appearance more quickly.
A round table will decorate spacious rooms, and square or rectangular will best fit into small-sized areas.
Computer desk from the array
A computer desk made of solid wood is suitable for any room: light wood is appropriate in a nursery or teenager, dark woods are in the office of a respectable person. In the living room (if no other place was found) a computer desk is selected from the array, corresponding to the general style of the room.
Country table from the array
The main criteria for country furnishings - simplicity, ease of construction, durability. Being close to nature and being outdoors requires special impregnation of wood, which should be resistant to decay and, if possible, of a light color.
Array Coffee Table
Coffee table made of solid wood is not designed for heavy loads and frequent use. Therefore, the material can be of any strength and shade corresponding to the color of the room.
Children's table from the massif
So that the child does not "figure out" with the table in the first days, you need hard rocks. Light wood is desirable.
Transforming table from the massif
Table sliding or folding models - a real panacea for small-sized owners. A variety of functions requires increased strength, so it is better to abstain from pine or similar species.
Solid wood desk
The desk in solid wood in the most status variant is oak. It is notable for its high price and inspires respect with its one look. This is a mandatory attribute of a personal account of a respectable person. The person working at such a table becomes more energetic and healthier. In addition, a table made of solid oak serves so long that it can become a true family heirloom and be passed on from generation to generation.
A few simple rules will extend his life:
- the desktop is not placed near windows and batteries, otherwise it will crack or burn out;
- monthly surface treatment with special oil is desirable;
- hot cups, plates or other objects are not placed on the oak table; there are special stands for this;
- the liquid that has come to the surface is immediately wiped away so that there will be no streaks.
When buying an expensive designer piece of furniture, find out more about the chosen brand. Ideally, when one manufacturer performs a full processing cycle, most often it is the privilege of well-known companies. But local products, made in good faith and in compliance with the technology, are no worse in quality, but more affordable.
Having decorated an apartment or house with a status table from an array, you will feel yourself living at a new level. Buying such a piece of furniture can also be a good investment.