The advantages of solid wood beds, why they are so popular
WHAT IS AN ARRAY OF WOOD
An array of wood is wood that has undergone special processing, turning into timber and planks. The array is divided into 2 varieties:
solid – furniture items are made from a single piece of wood;
glued – for the manufacture of this type pieces of wood of excellent quality are used, but having very small errors (knots, chips). The wood is divided into lamellas with the removal of places with defects, and then glued together.
The color of the wood can be white, gray, light brown, reddish, chocolate, dark and almost black. Technologies allow you to change the colors of natural wood. Wooden models are made in various styles (loft, modern), antique wood beds look especially good.
Natural material beds have many undeniable advantages:
flawless appearance. Beds made of natural material look elegant, elegant, expensive;
ecological purity and naturalness. Wood does not require additional processing, so there are no harmful substances that adversely affect people’s health. Moreover, there are tree species that produce healing essential oils that have a beneficial effect on humans and create a special microclimate in the room;
strength and durability. Items are characterized by a long service life compared to products from fiberboard or particleboard;
lack of creaking and loosening. Numerous installation and dismantling is allowed without negative consequences;
resistance to mechanical damage (scratches, chips). Therefore, even with prolonged use, the product will retain its original appearance;
creating a cozy, comfortable, warm atmosphere in the room.
Unfortunately, such valuable material also has some disadvantages:
high cost – wooden beds made of solid wood have a price that is several times higher than the cost of similar items from other materials. This is explained by the complexity of processing the material;
heavy weight – very bulky products, unlike similar ones made of plywood. Since the mass is large, their installation on poorly fortified floors should be avoided;
exactingness to conditions in the room. Since temperature changes and a high degree of humidity negatively affect the wood, cracks can form on the wood over time. In addition, the bright rays of the sun contribute to the burnout of products.
Before you get a bed, you need to clarify what kind of wood it is made of. Knowing the properties of raw materials, one can easily determine for what conditions it is suitable. In addition, you need to inspect the product well for knots, chips, cracks.
The wood material used for the manufacture of furniture is divided into two varieties: hard varieties and soft ones. Hard wood is the most durable and lasts much longer than soft. An ignorant person will never distinguish these categories from each other, since outwardly they are exactly the same. For the production of beds, wood of the following species is used:
pine – this material belongs to the soft varieties. Pine has many useful properties: it calms, heals, has an antibacterial effect. The breed is very strong, moisture resistant due to the large number of natural resins, it is not susceptible to insects and rodents. The very first pine began to be used for making beds;
oak – oak furniture has always been a classic. The beds made of this wood are massive and presentable. Oak is a solid variety of wood and has a heavy weight. The huge advantage of oak furniture is its strength, durability, resistance to decay and protection against insects, due to the unusual composition of the material itself;
beech – refers to the solid appearance, has the same characteristics as oak, but slightly inferior to them. The bed from the massif of a beech has a presentable beautiful look, serves a long time. In addition, beech furniture has high resistance to various kinds of damage;
alder – this material is soft. Most often, alder is used to perform not the whole frame, but individual parts of the product. An array is very easy to process;
hevea – this species is red wood, so its cost is very high. The obvious advantages of wood are increased moisture resistance, long life, resistance to large temperature differences, high strength. In addition, hevea does not cause allergic reactions, does not absorb any odors. The only drawback is the very high price;
ash – products made from ash have high strength, durability, stability, safety, look presentable and stylish. The characteristics of ash wood are similar to those of beech or oak, but its cost is much lower.