Would you be surprised to know that if you use wood as the material of choice in your architecture, interior design and furniture work, you would have a less harmful impact on the environment? Leading Bangladeshi interior design firm Imagine Interiors explains the virtues of wood as a design material.
Wood as a building and furniture material.
In an age when so many people are concerned about deforestation and trying to plant more trees, wood as the material of choice in construction and interior design may sound contradictory.
But, as aleading Bangladeshi interior design firm with exposure to global trends, Imagine Interiors knows full well the real virtues of wood as the material for architecture, interior design and furniture manufacturing.
As a client or a future client of construction, interior design or furniture making services (since you are reading an article on those topics), it is important for you too to know the benefits of wood as a building and furniture material.
Benefit of wood as a building and furniture material #1 – Trapping carbon
You may know that one of the ways a tree helps the environment is by absorbing carbon dioxide from the atmosphere and converting it into carbon-based substances that are useful for the tree.
If you source your wood correctly, chances are it will have come from a tree farm and the existence of such farms ensures the continued absorption of carbon dioxide from the atmosphere.
Moreover, when the tree is cut down and the wood used to make your furniture, the carbon dioxide it had absorbed remains trapped within it in the form of various carbon-based substances.
And don’t worry, wood is a very stable material for your interior design and it won’t emit gases from the carbon-based (or any other) substances within it.
Benefit of wood as a building and furniture material #2 – It is very durable
You must have heard of how durable and long lasting hardwood furniture can be. If you haven’t, take my word for it, it’s extremely durable.
However, the latest research shows that there may be other kinds of timber construction, like ‘engineered timber’ construction which is even more strong and durable. It can also keep out the effects of weather and provide a protected environment inside.
Benefit of wood as a building and furniture material #3 – It makes you feel better
Wood has a peculiar texture, grain and scent of its own.
For whatever reason, a wooden room seems to be one where you feel better. It can reduce stress, lower your heart rate and help you concentrate on your work.
Benefit of wood as a building and furniture material #4 – It is a poor conductor of heat
Can you guess what practical benefit that means?
- If you live in a warm climate, wood will not allow the heat outside your room to flow in too easily, meaning you will need to cool down your room less.
- In you live in a cold climate, wood will not allow the heat within your room to flow out too easily, meaning you will need to warm up your room less.
In either case, your power consumption goes down.
Benefit of wood as a building and furniture material #5 – It ages gracefully
This is especially useful in case of furniture.
Since wood ages gracefully, if you ever decide to sell your wooden furniture, you will get a decent resale value.
Or you can just keep it for life, since it will never stop looking great.
To sum up, the five major benefits of wood as a building and furniture material are
- It traps carbon
- It is very durable
- It makes you feel better
- It is a poor conductor of heat
- It ages gracefully
So now, when you have a talk with your interior designer about interior design, exterior design or furniture design, you know the benefits of using wood and you will be able to have a meaningful and informed discussion.
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