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!


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!