This is an extended list of all materials used for WOODandMORE products. The individual products may not all be available in every material type. Please see the product detail pages for further information.
Attention: The materials displayed below are used for WOODandMORE products. We do not sell these materials as such.
Material overview - wood types
Maple is a finely grained, medium heavy wood with a white to yellowish color.
Maple is moderately hard, elastic and very firm and, thanks to its exceptional wear resistance,
mainly used for high traffic areas. Maple enables a good surface treatment and shall be
processed very well. It is mainly used in furniture and interior design, but also in the floor
area as well as household appliances and musical instruments.
Cherry tree wood
Cherry is a fine-textured, medium heavy wood with a bright reddish-brown color. It darkens after processing and may take on an almost mahogany-red color after prolonged use. The cherry wood is moderately hard, but firm and allows a good surface treatment. Therefore, when processed excellent results can be achieved. The decorative cherry wood is used in the furniture manufacturing, cabinet making and interior work. Musical instruments are also often made of cherry wood.
Walnut tree wood
Based in Germany and Central Europe the heavy European walnut tree wood takes on a medium-fine texture with a gray-brown to dark purple-brown color with almost black stripes. The hard, strong and very firm, elastic wood enables good processing and excellent surface finish. The rather high priced walnut wood is one of the most coveted, decorative woods. For long it has been used for cabinet makers, high-quality furniture and veneers. Also, parquet floors are made of walnut wood.
Birch is a fine-textured, fairly heavy wood with a white to yellowish-white color. It is usually almost without markings, but occasionally the stems have a delicately textured wood. Birch is very hard, elastic and firm and in addition to a good surface treatment allows both manually and mechanically processing. The birch wood is used in furniture, construction for floors and woodwork as well as for turning work and plywood.
Beech is textured with uniformly fine pores. It is a heavy wood with a white - reddish tint. Its hard and firm texture allows easy, precise handling and good surface finish. It is particularly suitable for turning work and is easy to bend when damped. As an excellent wood for furniture beech is particularly suitable as bending wood. It also finds versatile applications in the household, as well as in toys, tools, machinery, and construction. Even for durable floors beech is very suitable.
Oak is a coarse-textured, ring-porous, heavy and durable wood with an initially yellow - till leathery brown color. After processing it darkens considerably. Worked surfaces may show significant growth marks. Oak wood is hard and very firm, but elastic. It can be processed well, but the surface treatment can be difficult sometimes. Because of the dense growth characteristics the oak is an allround wood. Its use in the timber joinery as well as the interior and exterior work is documented by historic examples. Oak has been since time and still is today a major construction timber, as it is of particular strength and durability, and can generate an ancient appearance. Oak wood is also used in furniture construction and bridge building, for the construction of boats (particularly fishing boats), gates, poles, windows, doors and veneers as well as for hardwood floors. A particular area of oak staves are for whiskey and sherry casks.
Ash tree wood
Based in Europe, ash tree wood is a hard but elastic wood with a distinctive grain. It has good elastic properties and little disfiguration. The color ranges from pale gray or yellowish-white to reddish shades of white, which darken to light brown. The wood is mainly used in the interior for solid wood furniture, veneers, paneling and wainscoting. It is elastic, abrasion resistant and tougher than most other domestic types of wood. Even sports and gymnastic equipment, pool cues and musical instruments are made of ash wood.
Material overview Birch plywood
Birch plywood - white
The birch plywood base gets its colored surface through a coating on both sides with a thin white melamine resin film. The melamine resin coating is poured onto the base plate and therefore resembles the top veneer layer in its properties. The film forms a almost closed white space and only hints at the birch veneer below. Compared to synthetic materials such as HPL / laminate the melamine resin film is softer and therefore has a satin-reflective surface. By coating the plates using liquid resins and colored layers, sometimes isolated irregularities, such as inclusions or resin blobs may occur, which can not be prevented during the production process - but which do not affect the optics.
Material overview - Metals
Aluminum is the most abundant metal in the earth's crust - about 7.5% of crustal material is aluminum. It is one of the light metals and is soft in its pure form, light and has a low mechanical strength. A consolidation is achieved through the addition of small amounts of various alloying elements. So-called gloss-alloys with polished surfaces are primarily used for decorative purposes. Exposed to air, aluminum forms a thin oxide layer on the surface. It protects the metal from well corrosion and weathering. Therefore, even not treated it is very resilient. Aluminium allows easy polishing and grinding. Aluminum is tasteless and harmless to health.
Steel is well-wrought iron with a low carbon content. Crude steel becomes a versatile material by alloying it with many other metals, the so-called steel-finishing. By alloying it with chromium, the corrosion resistance is increased. Steels with a high alloy component are called stainless steels. They are hard, tough and corrosion resistant. After heating it up to a certain temperature steel adapts a specific color. Depending on the desired color the temperature is chosen thus producing a visually appealing steel shade.
Material overview - Felt
Felt is a textile product of closely intertwined fibers. Felt is produced by the action of moisture, heat, pressure and fulling means such as soap. The pressure and the duration of the drumming determine the strength of the felt. It can be used both animal hair like sheep's wool and artificial fibers.
With the use of sheep's wool the felt is known as wool felt and is a purely natural product. In the case of artificial fibers, it is also referred to as needle felt.
WOODandMORE only uses natural wool felt. Because of the natural materials - wool and the special kind of manufacture the felt experiences natural fluctuations in thickness and optical fiber and thereby receives its own structure.
Available colors: apple green, red, burgundy, flecked natural, off white, yellow, light blue
Material overview - Glass
For sensitive people, this natural material made from sand, soda ash and lime has the particular advantage that it is completely hypoallergenic. Thanks to its transparency, glass furniture is elegant and light and fits perfectly into any environment. With appropriate material strength glass is also very resilient and durable. High standards of safety can be ensured by the use of toughened (tempered) glass.
For all furniture with glass components that WOODandMORE offers , we work with tempered glass. This is a toughened glass, which receives internal artifical stresses during production. Because of this the damaged glass breaks down into many small blunt-edged parts, so that the risk of injury is reduced compared to normal glass. Safety glass is elastic, shock-resistant and temperature insensitive.