Every piece of wood is a unique and beautiful creation from the nature; no two pieces are alike. One of the greatest joys for us when working with wood is enjoying every grain and feature on the wood, and knowing that every individual piece is one of its kinds. Today we will be sharing more on Burl Wood and its beauty.
Often nicknamed as “The King of Hardwood”, Teak is one of the best wood you can find in the world for furniture. It is valued not only for its grains and hue, but also for its resistance to cracking, warping, rotting and corrosion when in contact with steel.
Sounds too good to be true? Not really! Let us bring you through some of the important and fun facts about teak wood and what to look out for before purchasing!
Dining furniture is definitely an integral part of your home. They are more than just tables and chairs; it is where you catch up with your love ones over a meal. Imagine walking into a home where everything is spaced perfectly – you don’t have to squeeze behind a chair or make a big round just to reach to your kitchen. Nowadays, it is much tougher to do that due to smaller living space.
The trick? Properly plan your space! This article aims to help you plan the perfect dining area that combines functionality with aesthetics.
You might have heard of terms like "genuine leather", "top grain" and "full grain", which refer to leathers obtained from different parts of cowhide. You might have also heard of the terms "full aniline" and "semi-aniline" which refer to how leather is coloured. A combination of these factors broadly constitutes leather quality. This guide serves to explain what these terms actually mean (no, the average salesman does not know) and better inform your purchase decisions.
At Grey and Sanders, our leather sofa comes with 3 options:
1. Top Grain (Semi-Aniline)
2. Italian Top Grain (Semi-Aniline Top)
3. Italian Full Grain “Jethro” (Full-Aniline)
You are about to find out what all these mean and which best suits your need and budget.
- Posted: April 10, 2018Categories: Our Story
Come visit our new store at 315 Outram Road #06-02 Tan Boon Liat Building S169074 Today!
We have moved to a larger showroom with awesome features to give our customers a better shopping experience. Our wide selection at Tan Boon Liat furniture is sure to impress you!
FEATURE 1: LARGEST COLLECTION OF PREMIUM WOOD SLABS IN SINGAPORE
Whether you are looking for dark colored or light colored woods, a small study desk or a 3m conference table, with over 120 wood slabs on display, we will have something that meets your requirements! Come find your dream table at our new Tan Boon Liat furniture shop today.
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.
- Posted: April 27, 2017
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.
- Posted: April 20, 2017
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.
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?