Despite the hickup of the severe global recession, consumer demand moves relentlessly upwards and this affects demand for wood materials. And so as the global demand for timber and timber products continues to grow the pressure on the worlds forestry is increasing. We’ve all heard of the damage being ravaged in tropical forests throughout the world but many argued that little was being done to rectify the situation. In many localities where intensive deforestation has occured, there has been little replanting or care taken to preserve the local environment. However there is light at the end of the tunnel!
Were often amazed at the numbers of people who ask about the benefits of solid wood as opposed to man made boards in domestic furniture. And so it makes sense to make some of these details available online to curious consumers – so here goes!
In honesty there is a widespread misconception that “solid wood” is always better. And in honesty some of the retailers perpetuate this myth by advertising “100% solid wood products” as if this is a guarantee of quality or durability. Unfortunately the truth is a little more complicated.