Which wood is good for furniture - Sheesham wood vs Teak Wood
When it comes to choosing a timber / wood for furniture there are quite a few choices in India. First choice is teak wood and then sheesham wood. Second choice is Acacia wood, Pine wood, Mango wood. From traditional times teak wood is the most used timber and the most popular in India. But the issue old teak or Burma teak is not available in abundance which naturally makes it the most expensive choice. The fresh teak is available in good quantity but its not as good as old teak / Burma teak. Acacia , mango and pine is also available in good quantity but it not that effective , durable and strong. So furniture made in these timbers have a limited life span. Saying this the last choice that remains is Sheesham wood / Indian Rosewood. It is available in very large scale. Its a hardwood as hard as teak as good as teak. More appealing an good looking (awesome grain patterns) than teak. Sheesham wood is widely getting accepted among the Indian homes recently. Cities like Pune, Mumbai, Delhi, Bangalore, Chennai, Gurgaon has embraced this furniture with wide arms.
- Teak wood durable so Sheesham wood
- Sheesham wood looks more attractive than Teak wood.
- sheesham is available in abundant quality. Teak is hard to find easily