Natural timber furniture will come with the unique and sought after characteristics that tell the story of the trees from which they came. Depending on the timber species used for your furniture, you may expect to see an assortment of natural features. Unlike man made products, no two pieces of timber are ever the same. Grain variations are common among all species of timber, in other species, knots, gum veins, worm holes and colour variations may occur.
These fingerprints of nature are not flaws, but the hallmarks of natural timber which enhance the appearance of your furniture.
Squiggly lines are caused by the metamorphosis of Scribbly moths in the Eucalyptus trees. More information here: Scribbly Gum Moths
There are many borers that add to the features in your timber table. These are not defects.
More on what insect borer holes look like. View Borers in Hardwood
These are naturally occurring lifecycles in nature and are stamped on your timber table.
Recycled timber – you either love it or hate it.
Apart from the natural features of timber, recycled timber also proudly displays the history of its previous life, likely as a part of a demolished warehouse. Filled bolts, nail holes and aged characteristics are all part and parcel of this range of furniture.
With expert craftsmanship, reclaimed timber is morphed into attractive sought after furniture where no two pieces are ever the same. Therefore, what you see in our showroom is only a sample of the design and flavour of what your unique piece would look like.
The following are examples of the wood grains you might see in Urban Rhythm’s timber furniture. Sample images have been taken from a small section of a furniture piece for illustrative purposes only. However, what you see on your screen will probably be different from the actual colour of the timber photographed due to the nature of computer monitors.
RARE and now discontinued. In efforts to protect Australia's forests and the environment, mountain ash is no longer available.
Sample sections of Mountain Ash showing various natural features and indicative colour variations.
Messmate is now being offered instead of Mountain Ash.https://csiropedia.csiro.au/scribbly-gum-moths/
Sample sections of Recycled Messmate showing various natural features and colour variations, as well as the features of recycled timber that may include filled nail holes and bolt marks.
Sample sections of Spotted Gum showing various natural features and colour variations.
Sample sections of Tasmanian Oak showing various natural features and colour variations.