What is Suar Wood?
Suar wood is the Indonesian Variant of Albizia Saman, a tree native to South America. It was introduced to the region in the mid 19th century by Portuguese colonists as a plantation tree. A fast growing tree by nature, it has spread throughout the region, and is commonly used for wood slab furniture.
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.
Many of our customers come to us enquiring about Suar wood. 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.
- Posted: October 04, 2017Categories: Featured Homes
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.