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From the business boardroom to the garden, wooden furniture surrounds us and enhances our enjoyment of indoor and outdoor spaces.

If you’re doing a spot of DIY or contemplating a piece of furniture, we’re sure timber will be on your list. Make a beautiful, durable choice — discover our expert insights on the different types of wood for furniture.

Rough Sawn vs. Planed Timber: The Differences (With Examples)

When buying timber, you may encounter terms like ‘sawn’, ‘rough sawn’, ‘planed’, ‘planed all round’ (PAR) and ‘planed square edge’ (PSE) — even ‘S1S’, ‘S2S’ and so on. What exactly do these mean and how does timber with these characteristics differ?

From Forest To Finish: How Is Wood Manufactured and Processed?

Starting as a felled tree, your wood goes on quite a journey before arriving as a finished product. Allow our team of timber experts to explain the entire process!

Water & Rot Resistant Timber Species: The Best Types to Choose & Finishes to Apply

Don’t let a little moisture dissuade you from timber. Wood can provide a beautiful, natural touch, even in places where water might be encountered.

The Best Kind and Types of Wood for Indoor Furniture

When it comes to indoor furniture, what better material than wood? Whatever your interior style — Scandi, modern, industrial, farmhouse, rustic or something else — timber slots in seamlessly.

What Are the Best Types of Wood for an Office Desk?

Looking at creating a desk for your home office? Here are the top timbers you shouldn’t be overlooking.