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Please contact us for availability of plank sizes. A wide variety of planks and slabs are available (website stock may not be accurate). Better still, come down and have a look at our stock and chat with us for wood advice and application.  

Suar wood, known scientifically as Albizia saman, is a fast-growing tropical hardwood native to Singapore (and Southeast Asia), although it has been widely planted in various tropical regions around the world. It is highly praised for its sustainability due to the tree's rapid growth rate and widespread availability. Suar wood is increasingly popular in the furniture industry, particularly for large, one-piece table tops, due to its striking appearance and durability. Suar is also known as Raintree or Monkey Pod.

Appearance: Suar wood is renowned for its beautiful, straight or slightly interlocked grain, and a rich, contrasting color palette that ranges from light to dark brown, often within the same piece of wood. The heartwood is typically a darker chocolate brown, which beautifully contrasts with the lighter, sometimes almost white sapwood. This creates stunning visual effects in finished pieces, making Suar wood highly sought after for statement furniture. The wood has a medium to coarse texture, lending it a natural, rustic appeal.

Characteristics & Properties: Suar is recognized for its strength and durability, making it suitable for both indoor and outdoor furniture. It has a good resistance to decay and moisture, although it is not as resistant as some more traditional outdoor woods like teak. When properly dried, Suar has minimal shrinkage and cracking, making it an excellent choice for large pieces like dining tables and counters. It's worth noting that Suar wood is not resistant to all insect infestation and may require treatment when used in certain environments.

Workability: Suar wood is relatively easy to work with due to its softer nature compared to other hardwoods. It machines well, allowing for smooth cutting and shaping with both hand tools and power tools. Depending on the grain pattern, Where the wood has swirly grain pattern, Suar can be difficult to plane, causing tearout in either direction. Suar can be glued, stained, and finished effectively, enabling craftsmen to achieve a high-quality finish. Its workability and the ability to take on a high polish make it particularly appealing for artisans and furniture makers.

Applications: The primary application of Suar wood is in the furniture industry, where its aesthetic appeal and physical properties make it ideal for large statement pieces. Dining tables, coffee tables, benches, and consoles made from single slabs of Suar wood are highly prized for their beauty and uniqueness. Additionally, its use extends to decorative items, sculptures, and interior accents, where the wood's natural grain and color variations can be fully appreciated. While Suar is also used in some construction and architectural elements, its value is most recognized in the crafting of fine, artisanal furniture.

In conclusion, Suar wood offers a unique combination of beauty, workability, and durability, making it a favored choice for furniture makers and woodworkers looking to create striking, one-of-a-kind pieces. Its rapid growth and sustainability further enhance its appeal, positioning Suar as an environmentally responsible choice for both commercial and residential applications



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