Are you looking for a wood type that can make a statement in your space? Look no further than Suar wood! This iconic wood type, which comes from the Raintree, has been a favourite in Southeast Asia for generations.
Let's take a deep dive together:
At The Table Guy, we source our Suar wood from Indonesia and South America. This relatively fast-growing species easily achieves practical slab sizes before harvesting, making it readily available in a single slab format. Suar wood is perfect for creating the quintessential Bali villa vibe, and is often used as a centrepiece in the lobbies of resorts and hotels. Spot it in your favourite cafes and restaurants, and notice how the vibes of these eateries tend to be chill and relaxing!
But Suar wood isn't just for commercial spaces - it's also popular as an heirloom centrepiece in local homes. Its structural and aesthetic durability make it a timeless choice, and we love hearing from clients who want to refresh their grandparents' pieces.
When it comes to identifying Suar wood, look for its strong sapwood demarcation. The clear, pale borders on the live edge contrast sharply with its dark brown heartwood. Bold and relatively thick grain lines sweep across the board, creating delicious visual texture. And keep an eye out for chatoyant grain features - they catch the light and flow with a rippled-silk texture that's irresistible.
Suar wood is ideal for generous spaces looking for a statement piece of functional art. Cut in thicker slices, it adds visual heft and creates a sense of grounding and anchoring. The relatively neutral browns of Suar wood make it remarkably versatile - a perfect complement to modern spaces, infusing contemporary lines and colours with warmth and a sense of sanctuary.
Did you know that since we started in 2017, Suar wood has become The Table Guy's most popular wood type? Discover the magic of Suar wood for yourself and elevate your space with its timeless beauty.