Solid Wood Dining - Indonesian Suar

Solid Wood Dining - Indonesian Suar

from 1,400.00

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Suar FAQ 

Where does it come from? 

Indonesia. Our boards are harvested specifically from the Java region in Indonesia, and processed by a supplier whom we visit personally to handpick specific pieces, conduct quality checks, and strengthen relationships.  

What is it, actually? 

Suar is the Southeast Asian name for the Rain Tree, which is ubiquitous in our tropical jungle climate. To read more science, click here.  

Why choose Suar? 

Heft and Drama.
If these two words appeal to you, consider choosing Suar.  
Because it is a fast-growing species, Suar is one of the most economical wood options as they quickly grow to sizes that are large enough to support most types of table uses. The Suar aesthetic is very dramatic and distinct, however, and if you do choose Suar it is likely to end up the centerpiece of your décor.  
Primary characteristics: (i) relatively regular edges for a more uniform silhouette; (ii) high sapwood-heartwood contrast; (iii) relatively thick boards (around 5-6cm); and (iv) wide grain appearance with good balance of interesting natural artefacts. 

Is it sustainable? 

Currently, yes. The species is intrinsically hardy and fast-growing, leading it to be more likely to tend to the invasive end of the spectrum rather than the extinction-prone end. It is currently abundant in jungles around the world. Logging controls in Indonesia check that the timber harvested is from plantation forests and not natural or conserved forests, and The Table Guy only sources certified-legal timber from Indonesia.  

How is it processed? 

Our timber is currently harvested to order in Indonesia, then cleaned and kiln-dried for at least 2 months. Our supplier makes periodic checks on the drying process, and we visit each batch before it is packaged for shipping to verify the moisture content before it gets on the boat.  
We order all our timber raw so that we can personally rectify any issues that may arrive during shipping. We have a dry-room on-site as well to remove any excess moisture that might have accumulated during the shipping process.  

What finishing do you use? 

Currently, we use a combination of polyurethane base with hardwax oil to top it off. We find that this offers the best balance of protection from the rigours of daily use, while enhancing the intrinsic visual and textural qualities of the wood.  
We constantly devote resources to research and development however, as we believe that there will always be room for improvement. To learn more about our proprietary finishing techniques, click here.  
By default, we do not use glossy lacquer, and all gaps are filled with black resin. We are happy to accommodate various specific requests, however, so if you have something specific in mind please ask us and we’ll advise!