Atithi Devo Bhavo:
India is one of the few countries that are known for its hospitality and the phrase 'the guest is similar to God'. Therefore, Indian furniture is one of the most elegantly designed and comfortable furniture that one might ever get. A little bit of searching will help you find the perfect Indian wooden furniture for your restaurant, hotel or watering hole.
Indian Wooden Furniture is for all Rooms:
Indian wooden furniture is one of the most complete furniture sets in history. Therefore, one would get Indian furniture for the dining room, the bedroom, the drawing room and even the kitchen. Of course, the kitchen furniture has to be sturdy and specially made, simply because it has to withstand the work in the kitchen.
The same goes for furniture for restaurants and hotels. You will find the most elegant chairs, sofas, dining and serving tables etc that will add a quaint and retrospective Indian touch to the look and feel of your restaurant or hotel.
Form and Function:
Like everything else, Indian furniture holds a special place in a typical Indian family. Indians almost revere their homes and the same reverence is reserved for the furniture - which means that the furniture once bought is kept for almost a lifetime. Therefore, Indian furniture is much more durable and can take a lot more wear and tear than most of the modern type of furniture that we see. Therefore, one would not have to spend much on wooden furniture made from India, unless they are really buying a chunk of Indian history at an auction.
Over the passage of time, the liner on the wood can lose its fact structure, which in turn can lead to the cracking of the wood. The furniture must be treated with polish or wax, at least once in two years, so that the wood retains its luster. Chairs, kitchen cabinets and tables that are used daily, must be treated with polish every year. The polish prevents scratching of the wood and also protects it from scratches.
Checking the Indian veneer isn't necessary
This is one of the most absurd myths associated to Indian wooden furniture. While purchasing any piece of Indian wooden furniture, most customers don't even bother to check the kind of veneer. Indeed, some of the most durable, beautiful and finest Indian furniture available in the market today use veneer. Most customers, eager to save money, go for non-veneered furniture without ever realizing that the life of the furniture has already decreased considerably because of the lack of any veneer. It's difficult to remove the scratches and marks that are already inflicted on the furniture. The truth is that veneer has been used to protect wood from the times immemorial. At that time, it was used o more exotic wood and later applied on the more conventional and widely used wooden Indian furniture.
The material-array of the wood needs to breathe
The array from which wooden furniture are usually made by Indian furniture manufacturers are alive as long as they remain in the tree-form. After the array has been converted to wood for making furniture pieces, they don't need to breathe or treated with a number of oils. In fact, the array of the wood can absorb moisture depending upon the change in weather conditions. This helps the wood to maintain an optimum level of humidity and balance of oxygen balance.