In this part, I will describe on other furniture manufacturing timbers Red Oak, Mahogany and Mango. These Three timbers are frequently used for wooden furniture manufacturing. They have wonderful properties for using as raw material for furniture manufacturing. They are mostly used in Indian Zone and in this zone; it is more popular in Bangladesh. Most of the Bangladeshi Brand Furniture manufacturing companies (Example: Hatil Furniture, Otobi Furniture, Partex Furniture. Navana Furniture, Akhter Furnishers & Brothers Furniture) use these three timbers to produce furniture.
Red Oak Timber:
It is a beautiful timber for wooden furniture manufacturing. It is mostly used as furniture manufacturing raw material in Bangladesh. Red Oak timbers are found in North America, Africa and Europe. But North American (Canadian) Red Oak timber is best of them. It is open pore timber. Furniture made of Red Oak Timber is widely used in USA & Europe. Exclusive veneer is manufactured with this timber and then, Read Oak Veneered MDF/Board is produced for furniture manufacturing.
Red Oak Timber is wood worm protective if is seasoned (dried) properly with Kiln Dryer. But it can be affected by termite if they got moistly & dirty environment. North American Red Oak timber is extensively used in Bangladesh. There is a big market of North American Red Oak Timber. Furniture made of North American Red Oak Timber looks very beautiful. It is long lasting and durable.
North American Red Oak trees become about 60 to 70 feet high with diameters of up to about 3 feet. Red Oak Timber has white to very light brown sapwood and this sap wood is usually 2 inches thick. Its heartwood is a coffee to pink with a reddish-brown shade. It is normally straight grained with a coarse texture. North American Red oak wood is heavy, hard, tough, and strong enough. It has high crushing strength, medium stiffness, and medium bending strength. North American Red oak wood is considered a very good steam bending wood. It can be easily planed, sawn, turned, bored, and sanded well. North American Red oak is commonly used for railroad ties, furniture manufacturing, cabinet making, interior works, Wooden Tiles/flooring, plywood, paneling, and veneers. But, Red Oak timber is not suitable for exterior work.
Mahogany Timber is a good timber for furniture manufacturing. It is medium hard wood. It is mainly available in South Asian Countries like India, Bangladesh, and Nepal etc. It is more popular timber in Bangladesh. A lot of Bangladeshi & Indian furniture manufacturing companies are using Mahogany timber in its furniture manufacturing. It is wood worm protective if it is matured and properly seasoned by Kiln Dryer. Color of Mahogany timber is brown to reddish. Mahogany timber is generally straight grained timber and it is free of voids & pockets. It has excellent workability as furniture manufacturing raw material and it is very durable. Its machining is very easy. No extra precautions are taken during its machining to manufacture furniture. These properties have made it popular to manufacture furniture.
After polishes Mahogany timber goes to high luster. It has excellent working and finishing characteristics. It responds well to hand and machine tools. It has good screwing and nailing properties and can turns and carves excellently and easily. Mahogany timber is used as the world’s premier wood to manufacture wooden cabinet, high-class furniture, fine boats, pianos and other musical instruments. Normally, good quality veneer cannot be made with this timber.
Mango Timber is also a good timber for furniture manufacturing if it is properly chemical treated (Pressure Treated) and seasoned (Kiln Dried). It will be a super timber after properly chemical treated (off course, pressure treatment) and seasoned. Mango Timber is widely used in India and Bangladesh. A lot of Doors & Furniture are manufactured in India & Bangladesh and exported to USA, UK, Canada etc developed country.
In Bangladesh, Partex and Otobi are frequently using Treated and Seasoned Mango Wood in their furniture manufacturing. It is a medium density timber and its color is like rubber wood (whitish). After treating and seasoning, it looks like teak timber. Treated and Seasoned Mango timber is used to manufacture Bedroom Furniture, Dining Room Furniture, Drawing Room Furniture etc.
Other than above all seven timbers (Burma Teak, Teak Champ, Maple, Rubber, Red Oak, Mahogany, Mango wood), there are a lot of timbers in the world but all are not used for furniture manufacturing. A few of them are used as furniture manufacturing timber. Some of them are as follows:
White Oak Wood
White Ash Wood
Hard Maple Wood
Jarul Wood and so on.