The Sustainable Truth about Mango Wood Furniture
Here at Solid Wood Warehouse, we love mango wood, and it's a good job that we do since all of our items are made from 100% solid mango wood!
What is mango wood?
Mango wood is sustainable and long-lasting with gorgeous unique grain patterns. It is naturally light brown in colour with a tiny of yellow, and is great for bringing warmth into your interiors, without a darkening effect on décor. Mango wood can also be stained, oiled or painted for different colour scemes, but our favorite transformation is the chestnut range! As mango wood is extremely dense and solid, it is the perfect material for furniture which will last a lifetime.
Where does it come from?
Mango wood unsurprisingly comes from the Mango tree, which is a fruit bearing tree belonging to the genus, Mangifera. Although mango wood is extremely popular, the tree is largely cultivated for its fruit and is native to South and Southeast Asia, with the highest concentration of Mango trees being found in India, where each piece of furniture from Solid Wood Warehouse is handcrafted by skilled artisans.
The tree itself can often grow up to 30 metres in height and can fruit for over 300 years if left undisturbed by nature or man.
Is Mango Wood sustainable?
Known much more widely for its fruit, Mango trees also yield beautiful and valuable wood. The wood is considered very eco-friendly, as most Mango plantations harvest the trees for wood after they have completed their useful fruit-bearing lifespan.
There are many reasons why the Mango tree is so popular by those who simply love being green. One of the main reasons however, is that they reach a good felling size before most other trees, so they are quickly replaceable at a rate of every seven to 15 years.
What’s more, it is the culture to harvest Mango wood for construction and furniture almost as soon as it is cut down, as rotting wood tends to release large amounts of carbon dioxide. As mango wood is similar to endangered species such as teak, the usage of mango reduces the risk of endangered trees from becoming extinct. When you buy solid mango wood furniture from Solid Wood Warehouse you're not only getting a beautiful piece of furniture for your home, you're also helping reduce damage to our world.