If you are investing in a piece of bespoke joinery you want it to be an item you can treasure for years. A crucial thing here is to choose the right wood. It should be a quality material that will last. It should also be versatile and suit your tastes. Hardwoods are a great option in most cases.
Why are they so good?
The thing you have to remember about hardwood is the trees grow slowly and have broad leaves. What this means is you get wood that is naturally denser, stronger and more durable. As a result it will last longer than softwoods.
There are lots of options
Most people are surprised by how many different materials there are to choose from. The most common two in the UK are European and American Oak. Both are widely available. However, there are lots of other choices. For example you could choose tropical options like Kapa, temperate woods like ash and maple, or other traditional woods from Europe like beech.
Whatever you choose, a major advantage with any kind of hardwood is how easy it is to maintain. In most cases all you need to do is clean carefully. This can work for floors and all kinds of bespoke joinery.
Nothing can compare to the appearance of a really good hardwoods. They come in various colours, from light ash to darker shades. The grains are all unique, meaning your item will truly be one of a kind. The finishes are also impressive and give people a lot more choice.
One concern some people have with buying wooden furnishings is the risk of damaging them. Scratches and dents can completely ruin the look in some cases. Luckily hardwoods have excellent durability. That means they will resist wear more effectively. In addition you can sand and refinish them with ease.
Some people decide against hardwood furniture and creating their own bespoke pieces because of the cost. However, while you can pay more for your items, they will be worth it. You will get pieces that are special. More importantly, they will last and can still look good after decades of use.
Let us design your bespoke joinery
Wood & Wisdom is a team that knows all about high quality timbers. We only use the very best materials so our products are stunning. More importantly, our team are experts at their craft. That means you get really great pieces of joinery.
So, if you want to talk to us about bespoke joinery or need help designing an item, please contact us. We would really love to hear your ideas.