About Our Timber

Some Information About Our Timber

Tables To Order only buy timbers from reputable Timber Merchants.

We believe in sustainable forestry and are proud to be a company that think forward in order to protect deforestation and illegal harvesting of forests.

All timbers are Kiln dried by the supplier to the desirable moisture content to ensure that your Table will last for years to come.

We also use Reclaimed Oregon Pine (when available) and recycle old roof trusses into Tables. This creates a very Rustic finish for Tables and are very sought after for both indoor and outdoor Tables.

​We personally select our timber for each Table. At Tables To Order we have access to imported and exotic timbers from all over the world.

Different timbers are used for outdoor and indoor Tables. Outdoor timbers can be used indoors but indoor timbers can not always be used outdoors. We at Tables To Order will advise you accordingly.

Tables To Order is here to assist you, the client, to get the best Table for the right requirement at the best possible price and will advise and involve you through the entire manufacturing and finishing process if so required.

Tables To Order has a managable workforce and all employees and management are involved through the entire process from start to finish.

Facts about Solid Wood Furniture and Care

With the hardwood used in the manufacturing of our furniture each board has its own story. You can rest in the fact that your solid hardwood furnishings look like no other.

​The hardwoods used originate from forests all over the world that are sustainable. It takes approximately 60 years for a hardwood tree to reach maturity. As it does, each tree has its own story, its own unique grain patterns and textures. When you get to know this tree, the individual boards reflect this unique process.

• The tree's main story is written in its unique grain pattern. Grain patterns are made by the tree's growth rings - one for each year.

• A board's knots mark the growth of limbs that extended from the main trunk.

• Color variations are a standard trademark of hardwoods. The outside or younger wood is lighter than the inside core where the wood is usually darker. Other color variations are created by minerals and other elements affecting the tree's growth.

• The durability and integrity of our hardwood furniture is not affected by these naturally occurring variations, in fact, these variations are exactly what most people want, giving the warmth and charm of individuality.

Don't Accept Synthetic Substitutes!

Solid hardwood pieces have many synthetic substitutes. Don't accept them! Solid hardwoods have become the standard in top quality home furnishings.

What you may think looks like a solid hardwood table may very well be a cheap, synthetic substitute. Ask questions. Take a critical look at all aspects of the table. Artificial wood substitutes will never look quite as authentic, won't hold screws as well, nor will it bear the shock, stresses or loads of the daily life of your furnishings.

Be cautious when you hear the term "solid oak pedestal table" because true it is that only the pedestal is solid. The top, which is most important, could be anything from particle board to veneer to chip core, and is not water resistant.

Solid wood means that each part is made of genuine hardwood lumber. Nothing else!!!!

"All wood" is often counterfeit, and is the term used to describe thin slices of veneer bonded to composite boards of plywood.

Artificial laminates are surfaces made of plastic or other synthetic materials bonded, again, to composite boards or plywood.

Be sure the furniture you are looking at has a water resistant finish and a guarantee to back it.

Terms such as "Oak Finish" may refer to the color of the wood pattern printed on the artificial surface. It does not mean that the furniture is authentic hardwood.

Real or imitation?

Not sure if you're buying solid hardwood or a cheap imitation?

A check point is the glue joints. Put you finger on a glue joint and trace it along the top of the surface, over the edge and, and to the underside. If the line disappears its probably an imitation. Solid hardwood joints on the other hand can be traced across the top, the side, and the underside.

 

The effects of Heat and Humidity on Hardwoods...

Did you know that up to half the weight of freshly sawn wood is water? Furniture is crafted from wood that is carefully dried, retaining just enough moisture for the furniture to properly acclimate to the relative humidity in your home.  The wood in furniture continues to exchange moisture with the air, shrinking and expanding in response to changes in relative humidity. Like your own skin, solid hardwood furniture's natural response to extremely dry air is to lose moisture and shrink a bit. 

The halves of an extension table may part slightly or a few tiny openings may appear on a solid wood surface. This will correct itself as the relative humidity rises, and the wood absorbs enough moisture to expand slightly.  On the other hand, if you don't have an air conditioner or dehumidifier, your home's relative humidity may get too high.  Parts of your wood furniture may absorb excess moisture from the air and expand, perhaps causing drawers to stick.  Once again, this will correct itself as your home's relative humidity decreases. The furniture's quality and sturdiness are not affected by these natural changes.

 

Any Information regarding Care and Maintenance is avialable at Tables To Order.

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