Obique Solid Beech Wood Children’s Furniture
Obique Solid Beech Wood Kids Furniture is designed specifically for children without pinch points and sharp edges finished with VOC free varnish.
Obique Solid Beech Wood Kids Furniture
What is Beech Wood?
The beech tree is most widespread in Central and Western Europe, although it can be found as shrub or tree between the 40th and 60th degrees of latitude. Of all deciduous trees in Europe, the beech is most widespread and its timber most useful. Beech can found in mixed woodlands as well as in beech woods particularly in lowlands but also in low mountainous regions.
The European beech (Fagus sylvatica) is the most useful of beech timbers and is therefore known simply as beech. The prefix “red” is sometimes used to describe the light red colouring of the wood. The copper beech with brown or red leaves is a special breed and has no commercial relevance. The white beech or hornbeam (Carpinus betulus L.) belongs to another botanical family and has quite different properties.
Beech trees can grow to 300 years or more, although trees of between 100 and 140 years old are typically felled. They can reach a height of 30 to 35 metres.
Beech belong to the family of heartwood trees. Sap and heartwood have an even pale yellow to reddish-white colouring, red-brown when steam-treated. The wood has an even fine-pored structure without noticeable markings. Older trees (over 80 years old) can develop a reddish core of irregular colour intensity and shape.
Why Consider Beech Wood When Choosing A Furniture Item?
Beech wood is medium to heavyweight. It is very hard and tough. It has good strength properties and high abrasion resistance. It can be painted, stained or covered in a clear coat of varnish. Despite its hardness, beech wood can be worked easily. It can be cut, planed, drilled and milled. When steam-treated it is well-suited, like the ash, to bending into form.
Surface finishing is straightforward. It can be stained, painted and polished.
Beech Wood Looks Elegant
Unlike synthetic materials, beech wood furniture and other wood furniture types will often age gracefully. With the right maintenance, beech wood furniture can look lovely for many years, providing a natural, organic style for indoor or outdoor space. This is especially true for a property where the style and materials of furniture helps provide a dated look.
Beech Wood Furniture From Obique
Our Obique Solid Beech Wood Kids Furniture is made in the EU to the highest quality standards from solid pine and varnished with hard wearing high gloss, child safe water based varnish, to enable easy cleaning. Our products are entirely child safe in regard to the materials and design of the product. All too often, cheap children’s furniture is available from suppliers in online market places, that has not been properly designed for children. Manufacturing children’s wooden items is not just about scaling adult furniture to the size required for children. Obique’s best practice approach to manufacturing Obique Solid Beech Wood Kids Furniture starts with a design phase, that eliminates the dangers inherent in adult furniture, that could injure your children.
We believe that the critical areas in designing children’s furniture are:
- A solid, strong, sturdy construction to ensure stability;
- The elimination of pinch points to avoid injury;
- The elimination of scissor joints to avoid injury;
- The management of the weight of furniture components;
- The elimination of rough, sharp edges and corners to avoid injury.
Whilst our Obique Solid Beech Wood Kids Furniture is designed for use in the home, the sturdy construction of our products ensures they are ideal for use in a commercial nursery or Kindergarten. Our beautifully made solid beech wood children’s furniture was designed to survive rough handling by smaller children and will last for decades.