Joinery Solutions – Knowing Your Wood Well

Now that you have all aspects of interior design and fit out figured out, wooden furniture comes to the picture. However, choosing the kind of wood must be tricky. Have you been in a situation where you cannot distinguish if it is maple or mahogany? Cannot decide if you opt for teak or oak? For those that do not belong to the joinery companies in uae industry, choosing what wood to use for what piece of furniture can become difficult.

In choosing your wooden furniture, be it a loose furniture or a custom made furniture dubai, it is very important to consider the specifications and have a team or someone who can guide you in recognizing the perfect wood type, specific finishes and what they are best suited for.

The woods used in making furniture fall into three different categories depending on their specifications – hardwoods, softwoods and composites. Experienced interior designers in dubai can pretty well describe each category and their differences but for home and office owners, hardwood or softwood can still be deceptive. Hardwoods are not those that are necessarily denser and harder material but they are considered to be of highest quality and are the most expensive. Furniture made from hardwood are least likely to bend or warp. When it comes to price, softwoods are cheaper, but they are less durable and need extra care. Composites, on the other hand, are not grown but they are manufactured and considered to be the cheapest form of wood.

Price, in all aspects, is considered to be the top-most factor. In buying furniture, homeowners tend to go for the cheapest but for professional joinery companies in UAE like S3T Koncepts, investing more in quality is the best option.

For your references, below are properties of some commonly used hardwoods in the market:


Strength: Very strong and not likely to split.

Color: White to light brown.

Texture: Straight grain and medium to coarse texture.

Uses: Secondary pieces in connection with Oak such as bentwood furniture, frames and veneers.


Strength: Very strong.

Color: Reddish brown with dark brown specks, slightly paler than that of birch.

Texture: Straight grain and coarse texture.

Uses: Bentwood furniture, framework of chairs, tables, and bedsteads, furniture joints etc.


Strength: Very strong.

Color: Pale yellowish-brown color.

Texture: Fine grain and even texture. Works and finishes well.

Uses: It is used in the better kinds of low-priced furniture.


Strength: Moderately strong. Low stiffness and shock resistance. Moderate bending strength.

Color: Yellow brown to dark brown.

Texture: Straight to wavy grain with coarse, uneven texture and rich figuring.

Uses: Indoor or outdoor furniture, joinery, turning, and veneer.


Strength: Strong and durable. Less inclined to warp.

Color: Dark brown to purple and black.

Texture: Straight grain and medium to coarse texture.

Uses: Primary pieces, tables, chairs, cabinets, drawers, joinery, turning and veneer.


Strength: Heavy and strong.

Color: White to light brown.

Texture: Straight grain and medium to coarse texture. Finishes well.

Uses: Primary pieces which are not carved, joinery, turning and veneer.

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