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3. Colour Different colours of wood impart different looks to the furniture and woodwork. Trees like birch and pine have a pale, yellowish tinge, cedar has a light reddish colour, mahogany has a reddish-brown colour, walnut is chocolate-brown, teak varies from golden brown to dark brown, wenge is deep brown in colour and so on. Take your pick.
4. Sal Sal wood is a type of hardwood that is resistant to water. It is the most appropriate wood for fabricating door frames, window frames and beams. Sal wood is strong, tough, termite-resistant, dense, close-grained, tough and one of the most durable types of wood. The best thing about sal wood is that it becomes stronger and harder after ageing. Keep in mind that if sal wood is not seasoned properly it may bend and twist.Sal wood can be finished with paint or a protective coating but not with polish because of the presence of fine cracks within the wood.It is grows extensively in Indian states such as Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh, Maharashtra, Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, Madhya Pradesh and Odisha. It is also imported from Malaysia.
A live edge dining table, which showcases the natural edge of the wood, adds interest to the dining area while the louvred floor-to-ceiling windows make the landscaped surroundings a part of the internal space. “The wooden louvred doors and windows pull light inside the built space, forming shadows. The play of light and shadow is another noticeable character of the villa,” he says. Windows and interior woodwork: Burma and Valsadi teak
2. Firm: Studio LagomLocation: GujaratIt’s like dining with nature for company. The brass lights that give a nod to Indian-style design are complemented by the solid-wood dining table and chairs. The wooden doors that open to the garden contribute to the earthy setting.Discover your dining table style