Wood for furniture making

Ajay
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Wood for furniture making

Postby Ajay » August 17th, 2009, 5:52 am

Understand there is a South African wood available for furniture making ? Any one knows the actual name , price & can vouch for it ?

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Re: Wood for furniture making

Postby ardesarchitects » August 18th, 2009, 8:01 am

Hi Ajay,
Are you talking about African teak ? there is also an other wood called sheesham wood used widely by many furniture guys.This is an Indian wood ,when polished in antique finish stands out very well.

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Ajay
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Re: Wood for furniture making

Postby Ajay » August 22nd, 2009, 5:31 am

I am aware of seesham & and other Indian woods. I was told by some one that there is a South African hard wood available in the market that is substantially cheaper than local teak .

thanks.

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Re: Wood for furniture making

Postby blrguy » November 15th, 2009, 2:42 pm

Ajay wrote:I am aware of seesham & and other Indian woods. I was told by some one that there is a South African hard wood available in the market that is substantially cheaper than local teak .


African teak is also known as Ghana Teak. I think they mentioned that it costs 1400 Rs/Sft when I asked yesterday. I was looking for some inexpensive wood for our staircase. But the looks of it is like jungle wood (my first impression). The shop guy kept insisting that its teak & when I asked what teak he said its Ghana Teak (and said this what is called african teak). He said many people are buying this as teak now a days - FYI

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Re: Wood for furniture making

Postby parkom » January 3rd, 2011, 10:20 pm

Guys, any idea how to differentiate A grade Teak wood from B grade teak wood as there appears to be a 40% difference in price.
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