The Vênoor Living Collections
Our Vênoor Living collections are crafted using a variety of the highest quality species of wood. The choice of materials for each collection reflects its personality and style, whilst creating long-lasting, durable designs. What your Vênoor product is made from, is a key to how you can look after it and treasure it for years to come. As such, we devised a handy guide to all the wood types used in Vênoor products, to ensure you buy a product most suited to your every-day needs.
Oak is a hardwood and a popular choice with furniture makers. Strength and durability are a consequence of Oak wood’s dense grain structure, which also creates beautiful results aesthetically. When oiled and properly cared for, Oak furniture can have a high shine that can show off the natural complexities and contrasts of the colours within the grain. Perfect for heavy, regularly used furniture such as kitchen tops, dining tables and shelving, Oak is a classic choice for creating high quality, naturally beautiful designs.
There are two prominent types of Walnut wood; the European Walnut and the American Walnut. The European is lighter in colour, whilst the American Walnut has a darker, richer tone. Walnut wood is extremely durable, making it ideal for furniture making. It also reacts well with the technique of steam-bending, making this a perfect wood to create dynamic, modern designs.
The dark colouring of Walnut wood can create some stunning grain patterns and the heartwood of a Walnut tree can be streaked with chocolate, reddish, purple and even dark green tones. The heartwood is the wood at the very centre of the tree trunk, whereas the sapwood is the wood around the edge of the trunk, closest to the bark. Sapwood in Walnut trees is a lighter, mellower colour that can contain pale yellow or golden hues. Some of the most dynamic pieces created with Walnut wood use a mixture of the heartwood and the sapwood. Walnut wood is a relatively heavy, resilient wood that is resistant to warping and shrinking over time. These properties make this wood perfect for creating intricate, decorative furniture that can withstand the test of time.
Ash wood is a beautiful wood that has light, creamy colour that varies from greyish to light brown hues depending on the tree. It is clean-cut, neat wood to look at, with a straight grain and uniform texture running through-out. Ash is a strong and durable wood perfect for use in furniture design and is also very easy to stain and finish. Its light colour is ideal for creating a bright, modern piece or a Scandinavian styled design.
Acacia wood has gained much popularity in recent years. Known for its natural beauty, durability and sustainable properties, Acacia is the wood of the moment!
Acacia wood comes from the Acacia tree which is native to Australia but also found in Asia, the Pacific Islands and parts of the Americas. We at Vênoor Living are fans of Acacia wood due to its durable and long-lasting properties. Water resistant and low maintenance, Acacia wood is perfect for dining and kitchen furniture. Acacia wood is a deep and rich in colour, full of warm wood tones and therefore requires little style. It has a natural, uneven grain, which is full of swells and waves, making this an ideal wood for imbuing your living space with natural life and beauty. Importantly, Acacia is a sustainable wood, as its rapid growth means it can be easily re-planted.
If you’re searching for a wood that’s strength and durability is matched by its natural beauty, acacia wood furniture is ideal for you!
Mango wood comes from the fruit-bearing Mango tree. In recent years, Mango wood has gained popularity because of its green and sustainable properties. A Mango tree has an incredible growth rate and can reach a good felling size before most other trees, this means they are quickly replaceable. With similar properties to endangered woods such as Teak, Mango wood has become a great option for furniture makers and has lessened the use of other dying breeds of wood.
Mango wood is a strong and durable wood which is densely packed with grains making it able to resist the wear and tear of everyday use. Its close-knit grain also creates a beautifully smooth, textured finish, ideal for creating stunning hard-wood furniture. Mango wood is kaleidoscopic in colour, containing a mixture of reddish, light and dark brown hues.
Rosewood is an exquisite, richly hued and naturally fragrant wood found in South Asia. Rosewood can take on many appearances and tones, with colours varying from golden browns to purplish or dark brown hues. The natural beauty of Rosewood makes this an ideal material for crafting decorative furniture. In fact, this material has been used traditionally in the construction of musical instruments because of its stunning appearance and remarkably stable properties.
Rosewood has a uniform texture with narrowly interlocking grain patterns which make this an extremely durable wood and therefore highly desirable in furniture craft. Additionally, the wood takes its name from its subtle, rose-like fragrance which is often used in modern day perfume making.