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Our woods
We use different types of wood from different origins for our furniture. On this page you will find information on the origin and properties of acacia, shisham, mango, ponderosa pine, rattan and loom.

Acacia from India
Solid acacia wood furniture is something special. Acacia wood is a hardwood and is not only exceptionally robust, but also very flexible. As a result, it does not warp or tear as quickly as other types of wood. Acacia wood cannot be harmed by fungi and pests either, so it can generally be used outdoors. The tannic acid contained in the wood makes it resistant and provides the interesting reddish color. These properties make acacia wood very attractive for shipbuilding. In the past, acacia was only rarely used in furniture construction, because its high density and hardness mean that it is not possible to work with solid acacia wood in a filigree manner. WOLFMÖBEL uses acacia wood, therefore for straight, no-frills lines such as CHINA, GOA, GURU, SPRING and ORIENT. Solid acacia wood has a pleasant feel, whether with a smooth or structured surface.
We only use acacia wood from state-controlled plantations.

Acacia from Vietnam
In Europe you can fall victim to a simple mix-up: you buy furniture made of acacia wood and you have actually bought robinia. We do not want to do the robinia injustice, because it also has the properties that make acacia wood so interesting for today's furniture industry. The acacia wood for our BEACH furniture line comes from Vietnam, where the cultivation of acacia has become an important economic factor. Acacia wood is robust but also elastic at the same time. The wood contains a tannic acid that not only makes the wood resistant to fungal attack and other pests, it also gives the wood its distinctive reddish color. In the past, this unusual combination made solid acacia wood the wood of choice, especially in shipbuilding. Acacia wood has a high density and hardness, but what is excellent for shipbuilding is more of a nuisance in furniture construction, filigree processing is almost impossible. That is why acacia is used in linear designs at WOLFMÖBEL. BEACH lets the grain speak for itself. The great strength of furniture made of solid acacia wood lies in its appearance. The interplay of grain and different shades of red is never boring for the viewer.
We only use acacia wood from state-controlled plantations.

Shisham from India
The East Indian rosewood probably has as many names and spellings as it has advantages. Sometimes it is called sheesham, then again rosewood or sissoo. When we say Shisham, at WOLFMÖBEL we mean the state tree of the Indian state of Punjab, with the botanical name Dalbergia Sissoo, or simply Shisham.
Shisham is an extremely hard wood that is not only suitable for the production of solid wood furniture, but is also used in boat building and in skis, i.e. wherever high resistance is required. Because of its high density, it is very durable and even termites will bite their teeth on it. The hookah tree is very frugal and grows well and, above all, quickly even on inhospitable soil. This rapid growth ensures an excellent price-performance ratio, which is why Shisham is extremely interesting for the furniture market. However, the striking grain of the shisham wood is particularly noticeable, which is very diverse due to the irregular distribution of the color strips and ensures exciting surface structures. The color spectrum ranges from light yellowish to golden and dark brown. Solid wood furniture made from Shisham brings life to any room. The WOLFMÖBEL collection has a wide range of attractive solid wood furniture made of Shisham for you. From noble like KHAN to robust like CONTAINER, or relaxed like YOGA. Shisham shows its rustic side at BOMBAY. However, all lines have one thing in common: furniture made from solid shisham wood has lively surfaces that are always a pleasure to look at.
We only use shisham wood from state-controlled plantations.

Mango from India
The use of mango wood to make furniture is a recent development. The mango tree is well known for its tasty fruits, but for solid wood furniture? The trees grow on orchards and with a trunk thickness of 1m can reach heights of up to 25m. If they bring lower yields after 7-15 years, they are used for wood production. Mango wood is therefore particularly sustainable to produce. In the meantime, mango wood is used more and more for the production of solid wood furniture, such as chests of drawers and cupboards, and for interior design. Mango wood is usually painted or waxed to preserve it and to emphasize the grain and appearance.
The wood of the mango tree is very light with a relatively high density and has a light, naturally brown tone, it is considered stable and durable. It is easier to work with than acacia, for example, and is therefore more difficult to use. The WOLFMÖBEL line GOA beautifully shows the many possible combinations. In contrast with iron, the rough surface of the mango wood comes into its own with IRON. SIENA, on the other hand, relies entirely on the effect of the unique grain.
We only use mango wood from state-controlled plantations.

"Old Recycled Wood" from India
Sustainability has become a very popular term, it is demanded everywhere but often not provided. With our furniture made of "Old Recycled Wood" you can be sure that no rainforest has been cleared for these pieces or that nature has not been polluted in any other way. It is not for nothing that the environmental protection organization Greenpeace propagates the purchase of furniture made from recycled wood as ecologically harmless. At WOLFMÖBEL we use old wood that is used in a new form after sanding down old paintwork. Our HIMALAYA line shows how varied furniture made from solid waste wood is. You never know what this wood used to be. Maybe a front door, or a closet, maybe even an attic?
Through the exclusive use of recycled wood, HIMALAYA is FSC-certified as an entire line.

Elliottis pine from Mexico (Pinus elliottii):
The evergreen Elliottis Pine is native to the southeastern United States and is an economically important supplier of wood and resin. The trees reach up to 30m in height and are up to 80cm thick. Because of its rapid growth and its ability to be used in shipbuilding, the Elliottis pine is grown in plantations in subtropical and warm temperate regions around the world. The resin is used for sealing (taring) ship hulls and sails. Because of its robustness, this type of pine is also used in the construction industry for cladding. The wood has a very nice, even grain, the colors range from a pale yellow to a light, almost shining golden brown. WOLFMÖBEL has Elliottis pine in its range as MEXICO, a country-style line with elaborate inlays and solid fittings.? We only use Elliottis pine from state-controlled plantations in Brazil.

Rattan from Indonesia
Rattan, also known as rattan cane, is made from the trunk of rattan palms. These trunks are lianas up to two hundred meters long. The rattan sticks obtained from this have a porous structure, which is responsible for the low density and thus for the extreme flexibility of the wood. The trunks are smooth and hard on the outside, but fibrous and soft in the core. The sticks are cleaned and dried after harvest and sorted by thickness. Rattan can also be split and planed. For further processing, the rattan is soaked or heated over a flame to make the rods elastic. Rattan has some particularly positive properties such as durability and is water-repellent. In addition, it is a rapidly renewable raw material and therefore particularly sustainable in production.
In its BALI line, WOLFMÖBEL has various chairs and beds that are traditionally handcrafted in Indonesia. The frame for the furniture is bent into shape from whole, unsplit rattan rods and then wrapped and braided with split rattan.
WOLFMÖBEL only uses rattan from state-controlled plantations.

Loom from Indonesia
The English word Loom translates as “loom” and this is very close to the way Loom is made: very flexible wire is machine-wrapped with special, particularly strong paper, varnished and then woven into a mesh with a special loom. This mesh is drawn onto the frame of a piece of furniture by hand and shaped. The scaffolding or frame can be made of wood, rattan or metal.
Loom is absolutely even due to its processing and looks almost perfect compared to rattan or wicker, because all the irregularities of these natural materials, which have their charm, are omitted. As a material, Loom is extremely robust and elastic, almost indestructible. Decades of intensive use of furniture made from Loom is not uncommon. The high elasticity makes seating furniture particularly comfortable and, unlike rattan, you don't run the risk of ruining your clothes on protruding corners or end pieces.
Loom is not “better” than rattan, but it is certainly an interesting alternative for everyone who has not yet been able to warm to rattan.

Care instructions
Solid wood is a natural product and lives. Solid wood furniture improves the indoor climate and creates a pleasant environment. So that you can enjoy your new WOLF FURNITURE as long as possible, we ask you to observe a few points:
Solid wood furniture belongs in the living room. Improper storage or installation in a damp or cold environment can damage the furniture. Please note that wood can change due to changing temperatures, humidity, solar radiation and other influences. Therefore, especially in the first few weeks, do not leave any objects permanently on your furniture. This could result in an irregular color image. Under no circumstances should the furniture be too close to direct heat sources. Sharp-edged, hot or damp objects can damage the wooden surfaces. Spilled liquids should be removed quickly.
Despite careful wood selection and processing, side parts and panels may warp easily, and cracks are also possible. New furniture made of solid wood can show streaked to spotty structures. All of these effects are not grounds for complaint, but a testimony to the naturalness.
Our special surface treatment delays the penetration of water on the surface, so your piece of furniture is easy to care for and retains its beautiful appearance for a long time. We offer different surfaces, depending on the woods used. Please note that different surfaces require different care.

Painted surfaces
Lacquered wood is already well protected by its layers of lacquer and does not require any further maintenance. Like all solid wood products, our furniture should be treated with care. We advise against using commercially available cleaning agents or abrasives. For everyday care, it is sufficient to clean the surface with a dry or slightly damp cotton cloth. Microfiber cloths are not suitable for wooden surfaces. If you notice that the surface is becoming more matt, you can treat your furniture with standard furniture care products such as colorless polishes. We recommend testing this on an invisible spot such as the underside of a table, as it darkens the surface slightly.

Other surfaces
We offer our solid wood furniture with various non-lacquered surfaces. These are sandblasted, brushed or robustly sawn to maintain a natural feel. Thanks to our special surface treatment, the wood is protected and basically does not require any further treatment with wax or oil, but the surfaces are not completely sealed. So be especially careful with liquids and fats and make sure that spills are removed immediately.
Here, too, cleaning with a dry or slightly damp cotton cloth is sufficient for daily care. Microfiber cloths are not suitable for wooden surfaces. If you notice that the surface is becoming more matt, you can treat your furniture with standard furniture care products such as colorless polishes. We recommend testing this on an invisible spot such as the underside of a table, as it darkens the surface slightly.
Handcrafted solid wood furniture is a piece of nature and can have irregularities in its processing, such as small cracks or color unevenness, these are the result of handcraft. This means that your furniture is also a very individual piece!

Rattan and loom
The cleaning and care are basically no different from what is necessary for solid wood furniture, but rattan does not like two things: dryness and moisture. What sounds like a contradiction, however, is only logical. Excessive moisture damages the material and makes it hard and inelastic. On the other hand, your rattan furniture will thank you if you spray it with a mist of water from a spray bottle or an atomizer two to four times a year. The rattan is happy to accept this low level of moisture and remains supple. When your furniture starts to creak and creak, it's time for this measure.
Loom is adequately protected by its lacquer layer and tolerates moisture very well. Cleaning can be done dry with a vacuum cleaner or cotton cloth, or damp with curd soap for particularly stubborn dirt.

Metal appliqués, metal frames and handles
Some of our lines combine solid wooden surfaces with metal applications, others have metal feet or frames. The same care instructions apply here as for lacquered wood: The surface can be cleaned dry or damp with a cotton cloth, do not use microfiber cloths or harsh cleaning agents.
Some applications show flash rust, this is what is desired and gives the furniture its individual look.
Our furniture complies with the European directives on REACH and EUTR. As responsible forest management is important to us, we are also FSC certified as a company. The wood used at WOLFMÖBEL comes exclusively from plantations that are under government control.