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| ARTICLES AND INFORMATION RELATED TO ROSEWOOD FURNITURE
By Mark A. Mosher
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Genus - Pterocarpus
Species - Macrocarpus
Why is Rosewood furniture so popular and treasured?
As the Asian economies have improved the demand for traditional solid Rosewood furniture has greatly increased making Rosewood furniture inceasingly rare, and treasured. Our company has been in the Rosewood business since 1999 and we specialize in building the highest quality traditional Rosewood furniture designs in the Ming style 3-way mitre system (described further down the page)construction method without bolts or screws. When you buy solid Rosewood furniture you will keep your furniture as an investment and pass it on from generation to generation. This helps protect our environment and makes buying Rosewood furniture and environmentally wise choice. Our Rosewood furniture is better than most manufacturers of Chinese furniture and Asian furniture because our carefully chosen Rosewood factory buys lumber from only one source. This fact is critical because it ensures our furniture grain colors match and blend consistently. All lumber used is 100% kiln dried before manufacturing eliminating worry of cracking. All of our furniture utilizes solid Rosewood - even the drawers and backs! We offer an unlimited assortment of stains and carvings to choose from. Rosewood is a fine and valuable wood and the articles below provide very useful information. We ship all Rosewood furniture via white glove delivery with full setup in your home.
Decorating with Rosewood Furniture
Like Oriental furniture Rosewood furniture is built using solid hardwood. Compare that with your local furniture stores pressed wood frame work. When purchase Rosewood furniture you are making an investment that can be passed on from generation to generation. Rosewood furniture can be purchased in many styles, stains, and carvings. This allows you to incorporated it into any style of decorated home. A good example of this is where people commonly want a Rosewood dining table and matching China Cabinet. It looks wonderful with its beautful natural grain and it blends great with the furniture in the rest of the home.
Removing Moisture in Raw Rosewood Lumber Prior to Construction of Furniture
Its imperative that Rosewood lumber have moisture removed prior to building furniture. Our factory uses modern oven systems that kiln dry the lumber. These ovens need approx. 3 weeks to dry the lumber to international standards. Following the kiln processes production of the furniture begins.
Production Processes for Rosewood Furniture
Rosewood furniture manufacturing uses an ancient and traditional Chinese method that incorporates the following carpentry techniques:
1. 3-WAY MITRE SYSTEM
2. DOUBLE LOCKING MORTISE
TENON JOINT INCORPORATED WITH A FLOATING PANEL (used to support and prevent any tendency to curl)
Our factory uses all of these superior and traditional techniques for all of our Rosewood furniture including cabinet tops, door panels, and chair seats.
1. The finishing process used is also an ancient Chinese traditional method where a natural lacquer is sapped from a tree the Chinese actually refer to as the LACQUER TREE. This lacquer produces much more beautiful furniture than man-made finishing products although its much more time consuming and labor intensive to collect.
2. After the lacquer has been collected the sanding begins. Following the first sanding, a filler is applied to the wood to fill the open grain in the lumber. After this filler application dries, the first natural lacquer is applied and further seals the grain. Sanding commences again but this time with a special flour paper. Its after this sanding process that aniline dyes are applied to change the stain color as necessary or required.
3. The stain is complete and the final process begins. Typically 11 applications of lacquer are applied with polishing
completed between each application. Then the polishing begins with successive applications or clear lacquer. Its terribly hard and painstaking work but the end result is beautiful Rosewood furniture with its unmatched beautiful grain and finish.
Proper Care of Rosewood Furniture
1. Never use any polishes, oils, or sprays of any kind on Rosewood furniture as these products will breakdown the fine finish over time.
2. You should use a clean, soft, slightly damp cloth and carefully wipe the dust off.
3. Never allow full sunlight to hit the Rosewood as the stain will slowly fade in the sun.
What can I do if my Rosewood furniture finish was damaged?
Helpful Information to have When Ordering our Rosewood furniture
If the stain or finish goes dull there is no method to bring back the glossy finish. You could strip the entire furniture but only the Chinese specialists know all the glues and varnishes used to give Rosewood its special luster.
We offer many stains for our Rosewood. Our stock stains are #1.5 Natural and #3 Dark Red. You can also have us do custom stains through a factory order in the #2.5 very red, a #4 Brown Mahogany, the #5 dark walnut, or even a black lacquer stain.
Our carvings available include: Plain (no carving at all), Longlife (Longevity), Dragon, Bird/Flower, Grapes, and Western Carving.
In addition to the hundreds of items you will find here on our website we also build many other items you might find other places either locally or online. To obtain a quote provide us a photo and dimensions needed and we will get back to you with costs.
We can have our factory change the size of any item you see on our website.
When you place a factory order for any of our items or sets or a custom order we ask for a 1/3 deposit to start the order. The balance is due when it ships in 3 to 4 months. We ship to Alaska and Hawaii and any other country in the world.
Our Rosewood specialists are ready to assist you. Give us a call today toll-free at 1-888-265-4695
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We offer a huge selection of Rosewood Furniture, Chinese Rosewood Furniture, Oriental Rosewood Furniture, Traditional Rosewood Furniture, and Ming style Rosewood furniture. Enjoy our selection of Rosewood chairs, Rosewood dining sets, Rosewood beds, Rosewood living room sets, Rosewood altar cabinets, Rosewood TV Cabinets, Rosewood chests, and many other Rosewoood furniture items.