1. Why We Don't Sell Suar Wood

    Why We Don't Sell Suar Wood

    This is a long article. However, if you intend to purchase a piece of wood slab furniture, I highly encourage you to look through it diligently. It could prevent much heartache in the future.

    TL;DR

    Many of our customers come to us enquiring about Suar wood. While we have a similar product (South American Walnut), we avoid Indonesian Suar wood at all costs as it is a problematic product; it warps, splits and grows mold easily. Indonesia lacks the technology and processes to properly dry their wood, and factories there tend to take shortcuts when it comes to drying their wood properly. The easiest way to see if wood is dried properly is to make sure it is below 7cm in thickness; it is simply not possible to properly Kiln-dry pieces thicker than that.

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  2. Featured Homes - Black, White, Brown, and a Dog.

    Featured Homes - Black, White, Brown, and a Dog.

    Our customer Graham purchased a Zebrawood dining slab and paired it with the Xavier legs. His theme was primarily black, white and wood-brown.

    We didn't think that it was a good palette combination at first because, but the results were great: a clean, simple and confident feel.

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  3. Do I need to match my wood colour? And 3 other colour tips for selecting your wood furniture.

    Do I need to match my wood colour? And 3 other colour tips for selecting your wood furniture.

    One big question when selecting wood furniture is: Do I need to match my wood colour?

    The short answer to this is: no.

    Different shades of wood naturally go well with each other, hence you don't have to enforce consistency in all your wood selection. This tip saves you the headache and the money.

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  4. Suar Wood vs South American Walnut vs American Walnut – What’s the difference?

    Suar Wood vs South American Walnut vs American Walnut – What’s the difference?

    Many of our discerning customers have pointed out that our South American Walnut slabs look very similar to Suar wood. They are right to point out so, as these trees are actually of the same species. However, just as dogs are technically of the same species but look very different, not all trees in the same species are made equal. Many are also confused about the difference between American Black Walnut and South American Walnut, a phenomenon no doubt attributable to misrepresentation by certain Singaporean retailers. This article aims to clear all doubts about the similarities and differences between Suar wood, South American Walnut and American Walnut.

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  5. Bought/going to buy live edge furniture? You've (probably) been lied to!

    Bought/going to buy live edge furniture? You've (probably) been lied to!

    Live edge furniture is getting increasingly popular in Singapore. Unfortunately, many retailers selling this furniture are not entirely honest about the type of wood they sell as well as the place of manufacture.

    At Grey and Sanders, we are transparent and will lay bare the facts about live edge furniture in Singapore by presenting you this article.

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  6. The Ultimate Guide to Wood

    The Ultimate Guide to Wood

    Solid wood, veneer, plywood, laminates... confused with all the wood terminologies out there? This condensed guide will clear all your doubts.

    You may have heard conflicting statements asserting, "Solid wood is always the best" or "Veneer lasts longer because it doesn't deform like solid wood". So which is the best?

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  7. Our Story

    Our Story

    In 2016, my wife and I went furniture shopping for our new apartment. We had no lack of options for furniture shopping, ranging from higher end furniture boutiques, to more budget-friendly options to even Taobao.

    Sadly, none of the options were good enough.

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