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Rosewood Furniture by WoodCiti® Furniture Thailand

WoodCiti® Rosewood Furniture is a designer, manufacturer and exporter of custom furniture which quality exceeds US, Canadian and European standards. We provide extraordinary craftsmanship and design while utilizing finest woods in the construction of exceptional high quality furniture. We build our furniture entirely in solid woods.

Current Projects: throughout the entire process of production, carving, packing, and shipping of your order we provide progress updates in the form of photos of the work being done available on-line 7/24 Current Projects!

 
     
 
 
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Furniture
Wood Species
Teak
Rosewood
Mother-of-Pearl
Makha Wood
Kiln Drying
 
 
     
 
 
  Samples  
     
 

WoodCiti® Furniture premier hardwoods vary in color and grain, which can affect the actual finish color. Variances in photography and printing may also cause finish colors show in this catalog to vary from actual finish.

 
     
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Selecting the Wood

Rosewood Dining Set for Eight (1)

Rosewood Dining Set for Eight (2)

Office Desk/1

Office Desk/2

Office Desk/3

Office Desk/4

Dovetail Joints

Computer Desk

Desk Drawing

Bunk Bed

Computer Station

Work Bench

Seat Cushions

Teak Color Chart

Rosewood Colors

Wood Carving Chart

Wood Color Chart

Teak Color Chart

Hanum Wood

Mother-of-Pearl

Monogram Furniture

Rosewood Inlays

Rosewood

Company Emblem

Royal Insignia

Inlay Pattern

Flower Pattern

Corporate Pattern

Wood Inlay

Crests & Signs

Teak grade A

Teak grade B

 
     
 

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Home Furniture
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Office Furniture
Mother of Pearl Furniture
Bar Furniture
Living Room Furniture
Dining Room Furniture
Custom Furniture
 
 
     
 
 
  Wood Species  
     
 

Wood we use to build furniture. The table below is showing wood's common name, botanical name and the hardness index. Comparison of Asian hardwoods with wood available in North America and Europe. WoodCiti® Furniture premier hardwoods ( * )

 
     
 
 
WOOD COMMON NAME WOOD LATIN NAME

HARDNESS INDEX

Makha Wood * Afzelia Xylocarpa Craib 2600
Red Wood X. Kerii 2570
Burmese Rosewood * Pterocarpus Macrocarpus 2450
Taeng (Modulus of Elasticity) Shorea Obtusa 2200
Mahogany Melia Genus 2200
Pecan Hickory Carya Illinoinensis 1820
Bamboo * Dendrocalamus Hamiltonii 1800
Maple Acer Macrophyllum 1450
White Oak Quercus Alba 1360
Teak (Teakwood) * Tectona Grandis Linn 1150
Walnut Juglans Nigra 1010
Black Cherry Prunus Serotina 950
Rubber Wood * Hevea Brasiliensis Muell Arg. 900
Monkey Wood * Samanea Saman Merr. 760
Table Mountain Pine Pinus Pungens 690
 
 
     
 
 
  Genuine Burmese Teak  
     
 

Latin name "Tectona Grandis Linn". Teakwood or Golden Teak is the king of hardwoods and it's one of the world's most valuable timbers, Tectona Grandis Linnrecognized for its durability and stability. Teak is more durable than any other hardwood and has unparalleled rich beauty. Teak can withstand all types of weather. Ancient Burmese and Thai royalty considered teak to be a royal tree. It has been the pillar of the shipbuilding industry for centuries. The decks of the Titanic were covered in Teak, and the wood is as good today as the day she sank on 1912. Teak is also used in the Middle East oil industry as one of the very few timbers that can withstand the punishing heat of the desert and will not readily catch fire. Teak can withstand harsh chemicals, and is resistant to fungi, rot and termites. Unlike other woods, teak does not turn black when in contact with metals. It looks best when applied transparent and light colors. Teak is the common name for “Tectona grandis”, a large deciduous tree of the family Verbenaceae, or its wood, one of the most valuable timbers. Teak has been widely used in India for more than 2,000 years. The name teak is from the Malayan word tekka. The tree has a straight, but often buttressed, stem (i.e., thickened at the base), a spreading crown, and four-sided branch lets with large quadrangular pith. The leaves are opposite or sometimes whorled in young specimens, about 0.5 meter (1.5 feet) long and 23 centimeters (9 inches) wide. In shape they resemble those of the tobacco plant, but their substance is hard and the surface rough. The branches terminate in many small white flowers in large, erect, cross-branched panicles. The fruit is a drupe (fleshy, with a stony seed), two-thirds of an inch in diameter. The bark of the stem is about 1.3 cm thick, gray or brownish gray, the sapwood white; the unseasoned heartwood has a pleasant and strong aromatic fragrance and a beautiful golden-yellow colour, which on seasoning darkens into brown, mottled with darker streaks. The timber retains its aromatic fragrance to a great age. Native to India, Burma, and Thailand, the tree grows as far north as about the 25th parallel in these areas and to the 32nd parallel in the Punjab. The tree is not found near the coast; the most valuable forests are on low hills up to about 3,000 feet. Stands are also found in the Philippines and in Java and elsewhere in the Malay Archipelago. Teak is also planted in Africa and Central America. During the dry season the tree is leafless; in hot localities the leaves fall in January, but in moist places the tree remains green until March. At the end of the dry season, when the first monsoon rains fall, the new foliage emerges. Although the tree flowers freely, few seeds are produced because many of the flowers are sterile. The forest fires of the dry season after the seeds have ripened and have partly fallen, impede the spread of the tree by self-sown seed. Teak trees on good soil have attained an average height of 18 m in 15 years, with a girth, breast high, of 0.5 m. In the natural forests teak timber with a girth of about 2 m (diameter of 0.6 m) is never less than 100 and often more than 200 years old. Mature trees are usually not more than 150 ft high. Due to the oil and rubber found naturally in the wood, teak has a greater ability to withstand the elements than any other wood. For this reason it has been the preferred choice for boats, and in fact, it has been used on aircraft carrier decks! This is because of its ability to resist splintering, warping and rotting. (If left un-oiled, our furniture will turn a soft dove gray when allowed to remain outdoors. This process will take approximately one year.) Teak timber is valued in warm countries principally for its extraordinary durability. The timber is practically imperishable under cover. Teakwood is well know since early/ancient times as a valuable resource due to its long life reliability and weather resistance as well as its workable qualities. Pieces of teak have been found (in India) over 200 years old and still intact. Teakwood is used for shipbuilding, fine furniture, door and window frames, wharves, bridges, cooling-tower louvers, flooring, paneling, railway cars, and Venetian blinds. An important property of teak is its extremely good dimensional stability. It is strong, of medium weight, and of average hardness. Termites eat the sapwood but rarely attack the heartwood; it is not, however, completely resistant to marine borers. Teak also refers specifically to the wood and its characteristic color, which ranges from olive to yellowish gray or moderate brown. Teak furniture dates back prior to the 19th century used mainly by the Chinese for export to Europe. The Victorian era also incorporated the use of teakwood during the mechanical era of the 1840’s with the invention of presses, veneer cutters etc which enabled them to create decorative elegant high class furniture. Another factor here is transportation (shipping) was also becoming more advanced. Burma produces most of the world's supply, India, Thailand, Indonesia, and Sri Lanka (Ceylon) ranking next in production.

 
     
 
 
  Burmese Rosewood  
     
 

Latin Name "Pterocarpus Macrocarpus Kurz". Synonyms: Burmese rosewood, Burma padauk, Asian rosewood. Family: Magnoliopsida - Pterocarpus Macrocarpus KurzRosidae - Fabales - Leguminosae. Density 0.56 to 0.80. Application: furniture, door frames, cabinet-making, railways and bridges. Source: Burma, Thailand, Laos and Cambodia. Durability: Excellent. Rosewood is a hardwood bright red in color, deepening in time to a very deep red. Usually fairly dense and heavy, coarse textured, with prominent open pores. Density varies as a result of growing conditions, generally machines well regardless of density. Burma leads Asia in forest management and conservation with most of her original forest still in tact. Nearly all of the Burmese timbers are taken from large managed plantation areas still employing very traditional extraction methods such as elephant logging, ensuring the least disturbance to the surrounding flora and fauna. Burma is famous for it's variety of hardwoods. These are Padauk (Burmese Rosewood) Teak and Pyinkado just to name a few...

 
     
 
 
  Mother-of-Pearl Inlays  
     
 

And its Art: The shining, playful, and reflected light of mother of pearl has attracted the attention of human beings since the beginning of the world. Societies, tribes, and nations have all added the technology of their day to their experience, knowledge, and understanding, and they have Mother-of-Pearlturned mother of pearl from one form into another. Though mother of pearl is quite widespread around the world, its assumption of the aspect of a magnificent branch of the arts after a past of many centuries began when it came into the hands of the Ottoman Turks. Mother of pearl is the shell of mollusks such as mussels and oysters as well as of pseudo-pods (such as snails), though if we were to refer to it only as "shell" we would be slighting this extraordinary creation of God. When the young of these creatures come into the world they start their struggle to live. Up to a point, they need shelter, a house, in order to preserve their tiny existence, the reason being that they have many enemies. They undertake this business with a secret God-given force, and create the walls of their housing by means of layer upon layer of inexhaustible secretions, ensuring the harmonious continued growth of its house together with itself. Types of Mother of Pearl: (1) White Mother of Pearl: This is from pearl-bearing oysters. Its reflective properties are high and it is one of the most commonly used types of this material. (2) Iridescent Mother of Pearl: This is a type in which the colors of pink and green are predominant. (3) Chip (Variegated) Mother of Pearl: This is a multicolored type. (4) Stone Mother of Pearl: This type of mother of pearls is white and has low reflective power (5) Mat Mother of Pearl: This type of mother of pearl is dull grey and has a low reflective power.

 
     
 
 
  Kiln-Drying  
     
 

The wood is kiln dried for 2 weeks to a moisture content of 10-12% and has an additional week or so of "resting" to allow the wood to reabsorb moisture in the air. This process ensures that the wood regains its dimensional stability and will not warp or split. This critical stage of reabsorbing moisture allows the furniture to adopt to climatic change.

 
     
 
 
     
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