Treated rubber wood (Hevea brasiliensis) is extremely stable and perfect for making rubber wood furniture. It is very eco-friendly and less likely to crack or warp compared to other woods. It is also one of the most durable woods used for home furnishings today.
Rubber wood is a medium hardwood that comes from the maple family of woods. Here’s an interesting little fact that you might not know, i.e. rubber wood tree produces almost all the natural latex used in the world for all rubber based products (e.g. car tyres). How cool is that?
Benefits of using Rubber wood:
Rubber wood is one of the most eco-friendly woods in existence. This is because almost all the processed rubber wood timbers are produce from plantation grown rubber wood trees.
Once the rubber wood tree can no longer yield latex, it is cut down and then used for rubber wood furniture. In other words, once it is used for its original purpose, it is then used for another purpose which is making rubber wood furniture. It usually takes about 25 – 30 years before the tree is no longer able to produce latex. So as you can imagine, this environmentally friendly tree has a long lifespan.
Since treated rubber wood doesn’t shrink when dried like other types of wood, it is perfect for making office or home furniture. It is also very sturdy so you know your family or employees will be safe when using this type of furniture. And the best part is that processed rubber wood is insect and mold resistant, so you never have to worry about bugs eating away at your furniture.
Furniture is not the only thing rubber wood is good for. It also good for making different types of rubber wood toys for children or all ages.
Items such as beds, desks, high chairs, tables and bookcases can all be made using processed rubber wood. Creating your furniture with this type of truly eco-friendly wood is sure to give your room a whole new look and feel. And the great part is that rubber wood furniture is very affordable. So you can make your house look great without breaking the bank.