All solid timbers used by BUILT Furniture are furniture grade hardwoods grown in Australia and America and sourced through FSC and PEFC Chain of Custody Certified suppliers. This ensures the timber that is used in our custom timber pieces is sourced through the best available methods.
Our solid timber is air dried for a period of 12-18 months to reduce the moisture content to around 18% before it is kiln dried for 5 days to ensure the moisture level is between 12-18% as per Australian Standards (AS-2796-1999). Reducing the moisture content to this level ensures it is stable and is less likely to warp or shrink once constructed into a piece of furniture.
The majority of our solid timbers are crown cut with the exception of Tasmanian Oak which is quarter cut for stability and structural integrity during the drying process. We lay all of our solid timbers up randomly displaying all of the natural characteristics and colours found in solid timber. All of our solid timber pieces are finished entirely in a 2 Pack Polyurethane ensuring the timber is sealed and therefore minimizing the amount of natural movement displayed in solid timber and ensuring minimal maintenance is required.
Solid hardwoods are our most commonly used material due to their versatility and natural beauty. Solid timber can also be easily refurbished if it is damaged unlike its veneer counterpart. Some timbers can only be used in their solid form as natural holes/markings make it un-workable as a veneer.