Types and Benefits of Rubberwood Furniture for Your Home

by rwp-admin on 07/01/2011

Treated rubberwood is extremely stable and perfect for making rubberwood furniture. It is very eco-friendly and less likely to crack or warp compared to other woods. It is also one of the most durable woods used for home furnishings today.

Rubberwood is a medium hardwood that comes from the maple family of woods. Heres an interesting little fact that you might not know, i.e. rubberwood tree produces almost all the natural latex used in the world for all rubber based products (e.g. car tyres). How cool is that?

Benfits of using Rubberwood:

As I mentioned earlier, rubberwood is one of the most eco-friendly woods in existence. This is because almost all the processed rubberwood timbers are produce from plantation grown rubberwood trees.

Once the rubberwood tree can no longer yeild latex, it is cut down and then used for rubberwood furniture. In other words, once it is used for its original purpose, it is then used for another purpose which is making rubber wood furniture. It usually takes about 25 – 30 years before the tree is no longer able to produce latex. So as you can imagine, this environmentally friendly tree has a long lifespan.

Since treated rubber wood doesn’t shrink when dried like other types of wood, it is perfect for making office & home¬†furniture. It is also very sturdy so you know your family or employees will be safe when using this type of furniture. And the best part is that processed rubberwood is insect and mold resistant, so you never have to worry about bugs eating away at your furniture.

Furniture is not the only thing rubber wood is good for. It also good for making different types of rubberwood toys for children or all ages.

Items such as beds, desks, high chairs, tables and bookcases can all be made using processed rubber wood. Creating your furniture with this type of truly eco-friendly wood is sure to give your room a whole new look and feel. And the great part is that rubberwood furniture is very affordable. So you can make your house look great without breaking the bank.

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1 Joan April 25, 2012 at 12:29 PM

We bought rubberwood bedroom furniture a few years ago having to throw out other mouldy furniture. This rubberwood furniture has also gone mouldy. Our house is aired out every day as we live in Perth WA where it is mostly hot most of the year. I have now treated it with 1/4 teaspoon clove oil in 1lt water spray bottle and see what happens as the clove oil is suppose to kill it.

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