Premium Mahogany Wood Furniture In Singapore
Collectif Designs provide top quality grade, kiln-dried Mahogany wood furniture in Singapore which only require basic wood care using only water and diluted hand soap solution to clean and maintain the finish surface top of the furniture. Every piece of Mahogany wood slab is unique and different in terms of grains and shapes. Each Mahogany wood furniture piece is customisable and hand-crafted from the beginning to the end to suit your needs, unlike mass-manufactured furniture product. Apart from our stockpile in Singapore, our clients will be spoiled for choice when selecting from our stockpile in our Indonesia warehouse. Our popular Mahogany wood furniture in Singapore includes Mahogany wood dining table, Mahogany wood bench, Mahogany wood TV console and Mahogany wood cabinets.
The Origin Of Mahogany Wood
Mahogany wood is a valuable tropical hardwood species belonging to the genus Swietenia, native to the Americas and part of the pantropical chinaberry family, Meliaceae. Mahogany tree is a medium to large sized deciduous tree with relatively rapid growth period compared to Teak wood or Rosewood. The trunk possesses buttress roots up to a height of 2 meters (6.6 ft) and remains unbranched and straight up to a height of 20 meters to 30 meters with the trunk of the tree can reach an average of 25 meters and 2 meters in diameter. The bark is fibrous and flaky in texture with numerous vertical fissures. It can be easily recognised by its crown, which is dense dark green and round to oblong in shape. The most distinctive feature of this tree is its large heavy brown fruit pods. These split into five valves to release flat, winged light-brown seeds. When cut, the bark and sapwood produce a pleasant odour reminiscent of cinnamon.
The first documented use in Europe of West Indies mahogany for major building structures prior to 1578 was in Spain. It was specified for use in the construction and interior decoration of one of the grandest royal residences built during the Renaissance in Europe, El Escorial. Mahogany’s first major use in Spain and England was for ship building, during the 18th century. Mahogany became the essential material that led to the golden age of British furniture-making in the 18th century. Mahogany is introduced to Asia after colonialism age as a high end furniture material, and those legacy continue and growing stronger till today. Mahogany is also known as Toona Sureni, suren toon, surian, limpaga and red cedar in Asia.
Mahogany Wood Furniture Durability
Mahogany wood has straight wood and even grains. It’s usually free of voids and wood pockets. The appearance of Mahogany varies from light pinkish brown to reddish brown. The wood colour tends to become darker with age, and displays a reddish sheen when polished. It has excellent workability, very durable and resistant to wood rot. Mahogany has good stability with minimal shrinkage and swelling after finishing. Mahogany wood is prized for its beauty, durability and colour for crafting cabinets, furniture, decorative panelling and musical instruments. It also holds wood stain and paint very well. Furniture made of mahogany wood does have a beautiful wood grain and texture of a very smooth surface. Much of the first-quality furniture made in the American colonies from the mid-18th century was made of mahogany, when the wood first became available to American craftsmen. Up to today, Mahogany wood is still widely used for fine furniture. Mahogany is a good substitute material of Teak wood as the price is much affordable.