Wood Species

Wood Species

Style N Living is into import and wholesale business of solid hard wood furniture from India. Our verity of products are made of Eco friendly mango, shisham and acacia woods harvested in India. Reclaimed teak, sal, cheed and other hard woods restored from railroad ties, old ships and buildings are also the major woods consumed in our range of products. The furniture made of oak wood harvested in Europe and Russia are additional to our product category.

The rich look, unique characters, appealing and distinct variations in grain, occasional patches, aged and rustic look of the wood enhance the beauty of the solid hardwood furniture. Know more in detail about THE SPECIES.

Mango: The most sustainable mango wood compares to other popular hardwoods such as shisham, teak or oak. This plantation grown wood is an extremely beautiful hardwood. It is believed that MangiferaIndica, the scientific name of mango tree is originated from India has travelled widely from South Asia to worldwide. North, mid and mid-west are the zone in India where the mango tree has been cultivated for thousands of years. The hard and dense mango tree produce the best mango fruit in its young age, medium to large sized mango tree can grow up to 35-40 meters in height and up to 1.5-2 diameter trunk. This is an extremely long-lived species, but its being cut down and replant at the age when it eventually stops producing fruit.

Shishsam:Dalbergiasissoo or India Rosewood is also known as Shisham. It is native to the Indian Subcontinent and Southern Iran. It is the state tree of Punjab state in India. The plantation take place on roadsides, along canals in Northern part and commonly planted as street tree in southern part of India. Bihar is the largest producer of Shisham timber followed by UP and Punjab in India.

The shisham is extremely durable and can grow up to a maximum of 25 meter in height and 2 to 3 meters in diameter, but is usually smaller. Shisham is best known internationally as premier timber species of rosewood genus, the golden to dark brown in color is among the finest cabinet and veneer timbers. It is commonly used for cabinets, agricultural tools, carvings, carved door and door frame, boats, skis, floorings and musical instruments for the folk music.

Acacia: Native to Africa, Middle East and the Indian subcontinent is known as Babul or Kikar in India. Acacia nilotica has become widely naturalized outside its native range including Australia.

The acacia tree can grow up to 5-20 meters in height with thin and straight trunk. The rich timber is plantation grown with a naturally deep, dark color. The acacia wood is dense and very durable if water-seasoned and commonly used for tool handles and lumber for boats.

Oak: The dense oak wood has great strength and hardness and is very resistant to insect and fungal attack. The wood has very appealing grain markings and commonly used for furniture, flooring, timber frame buildings and for veneer production. Oak is also used for wine barrels.

The Quercus, scientific name of oak is native to the Northern Hemisphere and is a evergreen species extending from cool temperate to tropical latitudes in Asia and Americas. The oak tree can grow up to 10-40 meters in height.

Reclaimed Teak: Reclaimed teak hardwood takes the environmental commitment a step further. Reclaimed teak hardwood is carefully recovered and restored from 70-90 years old and neglected buildings and old ships being demolished in India. By using this teak, we avoid cutting down any new tree.

Highly durable and water resistant, reclaimed teak has unique character and is enhanced by its distinct grain variations, occasional patches and knotty appearance. The reclaimed teak, all hand-salvaged and varies in color from golden honey to warm mocha help us to meet our sustainability goals.

Reclaimed Sal:Shorearobusta, also known as sal tree in India. Native to the Indian Subcontinent, sal is slow growing and can attain heights of 30 to 35 meters and a trunk diameter of up to 2-2.5 meters.

Sal is one of the most durable hardwood timber in India. Reclaimed from railroad ties, sal became dark brownafter long used under the track. Still remain the durability for use in furniture. Golden brownish color, occasional patches and crackle character gives a perfect look to the furniture.

Reclaimed Cheed : Known as Deodar, “wood of the gods”, a compound of deva (god) and daru (tree). Cedrusdeodara is a large evergreen coniferous tree reaching 40-50 meters tall with a trunk up to 3 meter.

Deodar is in great demand for construction and building material, public buildings, houseboats, bridges, canals and railway sleepers because of its durability, rot-resistant character. It is historically used to make temples and in landscaping around temples.

Reclaimed from railroad ties, cheed is in huge demand for furniture. The aged and knotty look, occasional patcheswork enhance the beauty of the products.