Eco Friendly Wood from Hevea Tree (Rubberwood)
- Deforestation is often cited as one of the Major causes of the enhanced Greenhouse effect.
- By 2030, there will only be 10% forest left, 10% degraded and thousands of species will be lost.
- It causes erosion, flooding and landslides. Loss of valuable habitat for wild life.
- Forest Management - Effort to stop or slow down deforestation through substituting timber by other products and more efficient use of the land.
Hevea is often the most misunderstood species of wood in the furniture industry. In fact, Hevea is one of the more durable lumbers used in the manufacturing of today’s home furnishings.
Hevea has very little shrinkage making it one of the more stable construction materials available for furniture manufacturing.
Hevea is strong, flexible, resistant to fungus, bacteria and mold. It's compatible with most industrial adhesives, easy to work with and has a beautiful grain suitable for quality furniture.
Hevea trees have a straight trunk and grow an impressive 75 feet or more over their lifetime and mature trees have a diameter of around 3 feet. They are grown in densities of approximately 90 trees per acre.
Rubberwood can be used for:
- Construction: Flooring, internal step treads, concrete formwork, joinery.
- Decorative & Furniture: Panelling, balustrading, parquetry, joinery, turnery. Indoor furniture e.g. dining suites, bar stools and rocking chairs, wooden vase and sofa legs
- Others: Particleboard, knife blocks, cheese boards, salad bowls, trays
|Name||Hevea Brasiliensis / Rubberwood||Northern Red Oak|
|Color||Pale Cream to Yellowish Brown||Pinkish Reddish Brown|
|Working Properties||Easy to saw, machine, plane, turn and bore. Easy to finish due to smooth surface. Nail and screw holding is equal to hardwood. As a member of the maple family, Hevea has a dense grain character that is easily controlled in the kiln drying process. Hevea has very little shrinkage.||Machines well, nailing and screwing are good although pre-boring is recommended, and it can be stained and polished to a good finish. It dries slowly with a tendency to split and warp. It has a high shrinkage and can be susceptible to movement in performance.|
|Environmental Status||Eco-Friendly Timber: Hevea is the most ecologically "friendly" lumber used in today’s furniture industry. After the economic life of the rubber tree, which is generally 26 to 30 years, the latex yields become extremely low and the planters then fell the rubber trees and plant new ones.
So, unlike other woods that are cut down for the sole purpose of producing furniture, Hevea is used only after it completes its latex producing cycle and dies. This wood is therefore eco-friendly in the sense that we are now using what was going as waste.||The gradual reductions in use of old-growth forests in the US has reduced the supply of large clear logs for lumber and veneer. Wood consumption, production, supply and demand is monitored by the Forests Products Laboratory.|
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