Hand Carved Wood Art – Bring Some Into Your Home!
In many parts of the world, hand carving of wood is still alive and well. I know the beautiful works of hand carved wood art that I have seen are created with love and a true connection with the wood the artisans have used. For me, seeing and touching a piece of hand carved wood art brings me that “down to earth” feeling that I often need!
The time spent in creating something from a piece of wood shows the true connection the artist has with the wood and the intricate carvings are truly a thing of beauty. Anyone who has this ability to connect to something so basic in our environment is inspiring and if you have the good fortune of meeting someone who delves into this form of artistry, let them know how much they are appreciated!
Furniture made from wood are unique and distinctive as no two pieces of wood are similar to one another. Undoubtedly wood furniture is an embellishment to any home.
Well known for a variety of qualities, wood furniture is used by millions of people all over the world for its timeless beauty and priceless features. Even though furniture is now being made of steel and other materials, furniture made of wood is matchless and incomparable. Different varieties of wood are being used to manufacture different types of furniture.
Basic Advantages of Using Wood Furniture
There are basically many advantages of using furniture made of wood compared to metallic and glass furniture. Some of the main advantages include:
Found in all price ranges: unlike the other types of furniture, wood furniture is found in different types and price ranges. Softwoods like pine, redwood and fir can be bought at affordable rates and are yet beautiful and desirable. Ranging from expensive and exotic types of furniture to less expensive ones, there is quite a huge variety of furniture at affordable prices available in online markets today.
Easy to clean and durable: furniture made of wood lasts for a longer period of time and it is easy to clean them. Regular dusting and yearly polishing retains its shine giving your home a rustic and elegant appearance.
Blend of timeless beauty and sophistication: wood furniture is known for its trendy appearance and remains a piece of timeless beauty for many generations to come. It bestows a serene warmth and coziness to any home. For this reason it is used in many homes to enhance the décor of rooms.
Endless designs: one of the greatest advantages of furniture made in wood includes beautiful and intricate carvings made on wood which is seldom obtained in other materials. Both hardwood and softwood can be engraved with intricate designs which bestow an elegant appearance to the furniture.
Various Types of Wood Furniture
There are different types of wood used for manufacturing furniture of different varieties. Basically wood is derived from two types of trees mainly the coniferous trees and the deciduous trees. The coniferous trees produce softwood like fir, pine, spruce and so forth. The deciduous trees like oak, mahogany, maple and cherry produce hardwood.
Wood is chosen according to the type of furniture to be made. Hardwood is used for manufacturing strong furniture whereas softwood is used for smooth and attractive wood furniture that can be sculpted and moulded.
The different types of wood include mahogany, oak, cherry, maple, redwood, pine, cedar and so forth.
Mahogany: furniture made from mahogany is used as office equipment as it is a strong and sturdy hardwood. It is reddish brown in color and quite expensive. It never shrinks or swells when exposed to moisture, making it a desirable wood among furniture manufacturers.
Cherry: seen in reddish color, this beautiful variety falls under the category of hardwood and lasts for many years together.
Oak: another hardwood that is used for manufacturing furniture pieces. It is also resistant to moisture.
Pine: furniture made from pine wood is soft and light in color. It is available in plenty and is quite inexpensive.
Take some time to enjoy hand carved wood art and its essence with the earth! You will love the beauty that wood brings to your home!
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