Traditionally, the term timber refers to a broad range of woods that essentially can be processed to form structures such as planks and such items, making them the building blocks for most construction projects and design. Historically, as we are all well aware, wood has been a prime tool in our housing ventures, being one of the first construction material man discovered. We have then evolved from simple designs into complex architectural designs that may be considered nothing less than art itself. From needing a plain roof over our head to serve as shelter from the rain, sun and cold, we have taken this necessity and intertwined it with luxury, now taking the shape of a sleek designed dining table in the middle of a spacious living space, for example. Undoubtedly, the result is sheer brilliance.
Incorporating timber into our homes in the form of furniture has added a touch of nature into our daily lives. Human nature agrees well with greenery mimicking components of the Earth that remind us of what we are surrounded by and so the calming effect one gets by glancing at a displayed piece of timber with its natural pattern and allure is unmatched with anything else the world has to offer. Timber is known for positively affecting a person’s mood, providing a sense of warmth, serenity and beauty that resonates as a reflection of nature.
As mentioned earlier, timber is a rather broad term, to narrow it down and explain the types there are sub-categories that can be referred to.
Hardwood and Softwood, what really is the difference?
To explain so in layman’s terms, hardwood is the wood produced from seeds that come in some sort of encapsulation, i.e. is a sort of shell or covering. Softwood on the other hand, does not have any such enclosure and is a bare seed. Such physical differences in the seeds contribute to different features of the wood produced from either one. The difference between the two has nothing to do with strength and durability but may have some differences in density, although that is not always the case.
Now that we have a basic understanding of the word timber and its major types, the types of timber can be further narrowed down to those found exclusively in Australia; the country famously known for its timber. Although some wood forms pre-exist dominantly in certain areas such as Western Australia this does not mean that timber furniture will not be available on the Sunshine coast in Queensland. It’s safe to say that timber furniture is serious business and even on the Sunshine coast furniture shops will cater to not only your basic furniture needs but also be able to craft customized furniture of your desire.
To name a few of the beautiful timbers available in this region there is Bunya pine (Araucaria bidwillii), Jarrah (Eucalyptus marginata), Grey ironbark (Eucalyptus drepanophylla), Red ironbark (Eucalyptus tricarpa), Victorian ash (Eucalyptus delegatensis), Tasmanian oak (Eucalyptus regnans) and Cypress pine (Callitris). These can be found quite easily and on request with which you can then have statement masterpieces fulfilling the role of furniture in your humble abode.
Hopefully by now not only have you decided on what type of furniture you will purchase next but also you now know where exactly to get it from! Outdoor furniture stores in Sunshine Coast all these different varieties for different purposes and designs, so make sure to check each furniture thoroughly before you buy them.