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Furniture Characteristics

We have over 50 different ranges available in-store and online in a variety of designs and wood types. Some may be distressed naturally or otherwise and others may have a rustic style, but whichever piece you have chosen it is unique to you.

Regardless of range and wood type, every single item we sell at the Furniture Barn is unique. The colour may be slightly different on one piece to the next, perhaps there are differences in wood grain or other natural marks are present. These are all perfectly natural and they should not be mistaken for a fault or flaw in your item. Below are a selection of characteristics that may be present on your furniture.

 

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Knots

Knots are particularly interesting as they mark where branches had formed on the tree your furniture was made from. They're absolutely natural and because every tree has branches you're highly likely to find a knot somewhere on your item.

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Tiger Marks

Tiger marks are essentially stretch marks in the wood and represent rapid growth. This too is natural. Whilst tiger marks and knots might not be present in your furniture, wood grain certainly will. Every item of wood has its own unique wood grain, in the same way that every human has their own unique fingerprint.

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Growth Rings

Every tree is different, growing and maturing at different rates. This creates grain variation, not only in light and dark shades but in thickness of grain. These variations are not a fault, its nature's way of showing growth patterns (growth rings).

Every tree is different, growing and maturing at different rates

Wood expands and contracts with changes in the surrounding humidity. Humid air will cause wood to expand whilst drier air will cause wood to contract. This movement cannot be stopped although assuming your furniture is placed indoors the effects of this should be barely noticeable.