Wood has served a vital
function in construction throughout human history. In the book of 2
Kings, the Hebrew scriptures tell the glories of the Cedar trees of
Lebanon, which were famously imported into Israel for the construction
of King Solomon's temple in Jerusalem. Yet over centuries, the
always-increasing demand for wood from a growing population have
resulted in over-harvesting of trees and deforestation zones in which
entire ecosystems are devastated. For furniture craftsmen, this concern
is changing the entire wood furniture market.
The incredible growth of this unique tree is up to 11 times more
productive when compared to a temperate forest and may be freely
harvested within 14 to 16 years of planting. Furthermore, intrepid
farmers in Brazil have grown a hybrid of two Eucalyptus species that
boast the unique look of mahogany and cherry mixed with the look of an
exotic wood. This exciting new wood, simply called "Lyptus", is become a
game-changing wood choice for furniture craftsmen. The Brazilian company
Fibria manages Lyptus plantations spread over 875,000 hectares and
boasts an annual production of 5.25 million tons of Lyptus wood product.
But why does Lyptus wood matter?
Furniture-shoppers are increasingly "eco-conscious" and looking to find
furniture that is not harmful to the environment and still possesses
strength and beauty. Lyptus meets both of these demands. Lyptus wood is
grown on vast plantations in Brazil in such a way as to meet
environmental sustainability needs. Blaine Neupert of "Furniture World"
magazine writes, "These are great selling points for customers who like
the look and feel of hardwoods, but may have worried that wood furniture
might contribute to deforestation."
How come I've never heard
of Lyptus wood?
"Hold on a second," you may be thinking, "how come I've never heard
of Lyptus wood?" The answer is the rise of Lyptus is just beginning
to reach its way to furniture retailers around the globe. A simple
Google search for "Lyptus furniture" brings in roughly 245,000 results,
with links to a variety of furniture retailers among the top. Lyptus
wood is quickly becoming a major option, right along with Cherry and
Mahogany, for consumers seeking affordable, beautiful, durable home
furnishings. Simply put, Lyptus wood will become a well-known name to
furniture-shoppers within the next 10 years.
So are you looking for an eco-friendly approach to
buying solid wood furniture, flooring or cabinetry?
If so, check out Lyptus wood and discover first-hand what makes this
dynamic, strong hardwood one of the most rapidly growing woods in the
Woodlink UK are the sole distributers of Lyptus Wood in the UK
Tel: 01787 475238
Fax: 01787 479652
"Furniture World", January/February 2011 - Blaine Neupert
James Bryant Yoder is a Midwestern guy with an interest in Amish
furniture and the simple life. Luckily, he's not far from Amish country.
His articles provide helpful insights into the world of solid wood
furniture and tips for furniture-enthusiasts and curious shoppers. James
also has a long-time passion for Shipshewana furniture, and writes
extensively on its rich history and legacy.
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