4 Types of Furniture Wood That Satisfy Both Your Decor Needs & the Environment

When hunting for the perfect piece of wood furniture, we usually base our decisions on factors like style, size, how it will look in a room, and whether it’s trendy or classic. But how often do we pay attention to the type of wood it’s made of?

 

Solid wood pieces show the true beauty of the wood - especially when finished well.

Solid wood pieces show the true beauty of the wood – especially when finished well.

 

Most of us don’t realize that buying certain types of furniture wood contribute to deforestation and the wholesale destruction of earth’s precious ecosystems. If you believe that preserving the planet’s trees and forests is imperative, then you need to be aware of how to buy furniture that’s both beautiful and sustainable.

A sustainably-harvested forest will clean our air and provide timber for generations to come, without long-term damage to the environment. So, keep an eye out for these four types of furniture wood that will not only enhance your decor, but will please mother earth, too.

 

1. Mango Wood

 

Mango wood is strong and sustainable – the perfect combination for piece that last!

 

We’ve been touting the benefits of Mango wood for years. Mango wood comes from fast-growing trees that can reach heights of 80-100 feet in as little as 15 years, as opposed to traditional hardwoods like oak and maple which take 50-100 years to mature. Mangoes are one of the most popular fruits in the world and are grown in mass quantities on plantations. Once mango trees reach mature height, fruit production slows or stops, so the tree is cut down and sold for timber, and a new one is planted. Mango is just as strong as cherry and oak, but it’s inexpensive for manufacturers to work with and an affordable option for modern decor. Mango wood can be used throughout the home and comes in many colors. It makes distressed gray look sophisticated in a pedestal dining table or a rustic modern coffee table. It also pairs well with metals, and its “tiger-eye” grains and patterns add a layer of warmth to modern accent furniture, such as a modern industrial or mid-century modern accent table.

 

2. Sheesham Wood

 

IDRIS shelving unit

Sheesham wood has such unique wood characteristics – no two pieces will ever look the same!

 

Sheesham is one of the most durable and sustainable woods on earth. The tree, native to India, thrives in poor soil, severe drought, high rains, extreme cold, and temperatures over 120 degrees. All of this makes it cheap and easy to grow on large plantations almost anywhere in the world. It’s the second-hardest wood on the planet (second only to Brazilian cherry), making it an heirloom choice that will require little to no maintenance for years to come.  Sheesham is the ultimate multitasker. It’s the perfect choice for a piece that can be both the star of the show and withstand the rigors of daily life – such as a gorgeous wood counter stool or a dramatic but functional dining table.

 

3. Acacia Wood

 

Acacia wood is perfect for those looking for truly rustic pieces

 

Acacia is a fast-growing tropical tree that’s easy to harvest and reproduce on plantations in warm climates throughout the world. Similar to Sheesham, Acacia is a tough hardwood with beautiful grains that will last for many years under the rigors of daily life. Acacia’s rustic charm harmonizes with almost any decor. Colors can range from light amber to dark mahogany, and no two are alike. Look for acacia wood furniture that puts its originality on full display, such a rustic industrial coffee table or console table.

 

4. Pine

 

TRENTON console table

Pine wood pairs well with iron and metals to create a fun industrial look

 

Pine is a fast-growing tree that’s now mostly grown on sustainable plantations. This light-but-strong wood has been used for generations for everything from roof beams to broom handles. As a result, reclaimed pine is also widely available as a popular way repurpose the wood and enjoy it for years beyond its original function. Pine is the ultimate workhorse in any decor. It’s equally at home as a solid rustic console or a sleek, mid-century modern counter stool, and everything in between.

 

MOKA stool

Solid wood doesn’t have to be all live edges and rustic finishes – it’s easy to create more modern contemporary looks as well.

 

People are becoming more aware of the environmental effects of mass deforestation. Luckily, sustainable wood options are affordable, widely available, and fit into any decor. You just have to know where to look!

ALL NEW PRODUCTS FOR Spring 2018

If you’ve been itching to get the newest and latest trends out on your showroom floor, you can rest easy because we have hundreds of new and exciting product skus to offer you.

 

This table set puts a modern twist on cottage-style dining

This table set puts a modern twist on cottage-style dining

 

New introductions throughout all our categories – Accent Furniture, Accent Seating, Dining, Stools, and Bedroom. And as always, we bring you the best in the latest designs and trends. The hottest, designer-look products at great value pricing! Keep reading for more details on new items and to find out about our exciting Open House event coming soon!

 

Makin’ me Blush

 

These adorable ottomans will satisfy all the blush cravings

These adorable ottomans will satisfy all the blush cravings

 

The fun pinks that you saw introduced earlier this year have taken over as the newest colour trend of the year. Beautiful blush pink fabrics – rich velvets and luxurious faux fur – in products ranging from ottomans to beds to crystal studded storage benches. These blushing beauties will have your storefront or website looking like the latest lifestyle bloggers’ dream come true! Browse through our site to get a better look at all the on-trend pieces.

 

Beyond the Velvet Ropes

 

Velvet will help elevate the design feel of any space

Velvet will help elevate the design feel of any space

 

Velvet is still the go-to fabric for those pieces that make you say “Wow!” when you walk into a room. And now, with all the bright fun colours available, velvet is not reserved for the winter selling season.

This fun purple storage ottoman will brighten up any space for the spring and summer and add some interest to your display as well.

Store and look stylish all at the same time

Store and look stylish all at the same time

 

Luxurious velvet dining chairs will also elevate any space and take the “boring” out of everyday dining. Mix and match to create your own unique look.

Browse through the site to see endless velvet options in all furniture categories.

 

Come & See for Yourself

We are excited to be hosting an Open House event starting on May 24th until the 27th so you can pay us a visit and come and see all these new products and so much more on display in our showroom. We will be serving beverages all day and meals daily. It’s a great chance for you to come in and meet the Worldwide team in person and get a feel for the products – it makes your job as the seller that much easier! We are in Concord, Ontario, just off of Hwy 400 and if needed, we will provide transportation from anywhere in the GTA. Click here for more information or contact our sales team today to make your appointment. We hope to see you then!

Join us at the High Point Market!

Ready, Set, SHOWTIME!  

The High Point Market is just over a week away…have you planned your trip?  

 Worldwide will be there in a whole new space with a TON of new product introductions to show off! Here’s a quick little sneak peek at some of the amazing new intros that you can look forward to… 

 

Accent seating in luscious fabrics and colours

Accent seating in luscious fabrics and colours

 

 

Gorgeous blush pink is perfect for the coming season

Gorgeous blush pink is perfect for the coming season

 

 

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What is High Point?

For those who may be wondering, the High Point Market (also referred to as HPMKT) is the largest home furnishings show in the world. Held every April and October in High Point, North Carolina, this market is a dream destination for those in the furniture trade industry.  

Retailers, e-tailers, designers, from all across North America and the world flock to this small southern town twice a year – it’s affectionately referred to as Fashion Week for home furnishings! With over 11.5 million square feet of sales space over 180 buildings, this week really is a sight to behold and experience.  

Plan Ahead

Be sure to plan out your trip in advance and stop by our showroom at H603 in the IHFC Building. It’s always a good idea to contact your area sales rep to arrange an appointment. This will give you the best and most efficient buying experience. We look forward to seeing you there!  

Are you a Retail Store Owner? Here’s how we can help you!

Calling all retail furniture and other store owners – Worldwide Homefurnishings Inc. is the top choice for all your furniture needs. Why? Because we put our customers first! Here are just a few reasons how…

 

Customer Advantages

With our huge warehousing network, you will always be able to find our products, or suitable substitutions, in stock when you want them. This is better assurance for you that when you need a product for a customer, you will be able to get it quickly and easily.

 

Stress-free ordering and processing - we make your job easier!

Stress-free ordering and processing – we make your job easier!

 

You can take your pick of shipping policies to serve your business needs better. Because we have established relationships with a number of renowned shipping companies, we are able to provide shipping at reasonable rates, and in some cases even offer shipping free of charge. Plus, working with better shipping companies ensures that your deliveries are fully and easily trackable.

You always get the best selection of items at the best prices industry wide. With factories all across the world, we have full control over the manufacturing process. You get extensive quality control and the peace of mind that comes with it!

We provide products from all the major furniture categories – bedroom, dining, accent furniture, and accent seating – with a range in quality/price from middle to high end range, with some unbeatable promotional items tossed in. You can proudly bring all these products to your floor and subsequently offer your customers the best deals in town.

 

We offer a large selection of items across all categories.

Experience counts!

With over 30 years of experience in the furniture industry, we are recognized as one of the top wholesale furniture distributors by retail partners across North America. Once we establish a working relationship with you as our dealer, we will go above and beyond to ensure the success of your business, because your success is our success!

 

The relationships that we build with our dealers is the foundation of our success!

The relationships that we build with our dealers is the foundation of our success!

Leveraging a Brand

Worldwide Homefurnishings Inc. has become a recognized and coveted name in the furniture industry. We have over 25,000 end consumers who like, follow, share and comment on our various social media platforms. Many will often share photos of their items once they take them home. Selling a brand makes your job easier.

We love when end consumers share pictures of our products in their spaces!

We love when end consumers share pictures of our products in their spaces!

 

We work hard to continue to promote Worldwide Homefurnishings Inc. through various marketing mediums – magazines, social media, and Google advertising, etc. This means that when your customers walk into your store, you can trust that you are offering them a reliable line of products.

Interested in finding out more?

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ALL NEW PRODUCTS FOR FEBRUARY 2018

Warm up this frigid winter with a whole new selection of HOT products

We’ve already got an incredible line-up of items across all categories, but we always strive to make things better. Which is why our first new product introduction of the year is one of our favourites to date! It’s not big – think of it as more of a sneak peek of all the amazing things to come with our new catalogue roll out in the spring – but it’s a collection of items that will make a statement on your showroom floor, on your website, or in your latest design project.

 

Colour me pink!

Elle blush pink

ELLE blush pink accent chair

 

We’ve put a fresh spin on some classic favourites with new fabrics and new colours. Check out the gorgeous blush pink velvet on our best-selling ELLE accent chair. Or the newest pink fabric our new LILA storage ottoman.

 

LILA pink storage ottoman

LILA pink storage ottoman

 

A touch of velvet

The irresistible pairing of soft velvet with sturdy stainless steel, in both silver and gold, polished and brushed finishes takes centre stage this year.

 

Velvet pieces are making a big impact

Velvet pieces are making a big impact

 

From small pieces like the SONATA round ottoman, available in ivory (shown above), grey, or black velvet with a gold base, to larger statement makers like the MAGNUM cocktail ottoman in a selection of colours including this decadent blue velvet on a silver base.

 

MAGNUM blue velvet ottoman with silver base

MAGNUM blue velvet ottoman with silver base

 

This round of products is heavy on the accent seating furniture (because we know how much you love our accent furniture!) but we’ve also got a fun new assortment of glass and metal, geometric-inspired tables – coffee, console, and accent. The EROS and JUNIPER collections will be showstoppers for sure!

 

EROS ROOM

 

Old favourites get new life

Much of the time, we let our customers dictate what should be next to come in – what you can sell is what we want to sell! Based on popular demand, we’ve expanded some of your favourite collections like the IDRIS and the NILA tables. Still in the gorgeous sustainable solid woods and natural finishes, with all new table sizes and types.

NILA collection expanded to include coffee and console tables

NILA collection expanded to include coffee and console tables

 

Ready to buy?

Browse through the newest products here or go through the website and order your items today. Stock is rolling in quick and will be rolling out just as fast so don’t miss out.