Oak, Walnut, Teak, Birch, we all know that these trees have amazing constructional and aesthetic properties. However, there are many trees out there which also has a lot of value and great attributes for construction, but aren’t brought up so much in the media or in the stores. So, let’s find out what types of wood are great for décor but you might not know about them, shall we?
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We all know the beautiful and delicious berries that this tree grows and most of us stop thinking about it at that. However, the tree also has quite durable and very rot-resistant wood. Less frequently, but still often, cherry wood used in furniture-making, for flooring and even placed in boat interiors. Its red-ish, brown-ish cherry wood is understated and somewhat underappreciated thanks to oak, maple, mahogany taking all of its shine.
Cherries (Latin word is Prunus) are abundant in regions with a northern, temperate climates. These include the East Coast of US, the Baltics, All of Central Europe, the British Isles, Japan, etc.
Accoya is not your regular wood. It isn’t just growing out in the wild. It’s actually a term name given to acetylated wood. Acetylation is meant to improve constructional properties of various softwoods. Acetylation isn’t toxic and thus Accoya is a sustainable, durable and very innovative solution for timber construction. Most of the time it is used for cladding, decking and other construction purposes.
Accoya wood isn’t much of a looker, but you can work around that. There is a Japanese wood processing technique called Yakisugi. If you have the wood charred and purchase charred accoya, now it isn’t just great for construction, it also looks much better than regular units.
The Siberian Larch
The Siberian Larch is very well-known in the world of timber experts, but to the general public, thanks to Redwoods, Oaks and others, it has flown under the radar.
The Russians native to Siberia, were amongst the first to notice its amazing constructional properties. For centuries they’ve used this tree to build wooden poles, railroad beams and many other elements as well.