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Kediri Teak Furniture

What is Sheesham wood?

Sheesham wood, also known as Indian Rosewood or Dalbergia sisso, is a deciduous tree, native to the Indian Subcontinent. After teak, it is the most important cultivated timber tree of the Punjab, which is the largest producer of Sheesham timber in Pakistan and India. Aside from timber supply, the tree is planted on roadsides, along canals and to provide welcome, natural shade for tea plantations.

Why does Sheesham wood make good furniture?

Sheesham wood has a beautiful irregular grain structure which is very distinctive in appearance and can be polished to a fine finish. The timber itself is strong and durable, maintaining its shape well during handling and construction. Given this strength and density, it is also an ideal material for decorative carvings and can be easily seasoned for future stability.

At Myakka, we have been working directly with manufacturers in northern India for over a decade, specialising in Sheesham wood furniture. All our timber is sustainably sourced through Government-managed plantations. It is methodically kiln-dried and treated to protect its future stability before production begins. Each piece of Myakka Sheesham furniture is crafted from both the dark heartwood and the lighter-coloured sapwood of the tree. A stain is selectively applied to obtain a consistent tone before the entire piece is waxed by hand to enhance its grain. As every piece of furniture is hand finished from an entirely natural product, variations in knots, grain detailing, mineral deposits and minor imperfections may sometimes occur. These are considered part of the uniqueness and charm of the furniture.

An interesting fact!

Aside from being used for furniture, Sheesham wood is often used to make Khartals – the hand-held percussion instrument used by traditional Rajasthani folk musicians.

Range - Mallani

Mallani Furniture

Distinctly different - Sheesham wood smoothed to a lustrous finish with clean lines & rectangular handles

 
 
Range - Thakat

Thakat Furniture

Classic Indian charm - highest grade Sheesham wood, hand finished by skilled craftspeople

 
 
Range - Hathi

Hathi Furniture

Elephant Fantasia – hand carved Sheesham wood, fusing traditional skills with modern design

 
 
Range - Chandra

Chandra Furniture

Elusively Lunar – curves and smooth edges give solid Sheesham wood a contemporary softness

 
 
 
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