Someone rightfully noted that the only thing constant in life is change. Whether we are hostile towards it or welcome it with open arms it is inevitable. Even the world we live in and call a ‘global village’ is struggling to transform into a ‘villa’. It has witnessed all happenings right from the beginning -when grueling labor made way for tools. It has beheld the craftsmanship of humans and observed the keen willingness of learning and betterment. Century after century mankind shaped up new methodologies and processing ways and replaced it with older banalities of life and these new philosophies slowly started getting accepted. The basic tools paved way for sophisticated creation – encompassing ideas and products that became a souvenir of ages they represent. Simple needs transformed into cultural legacy like in case of wood artistry.
Over centuries the artists have fashioned extolling wonders in this field and transformed the aesthetics of decades ranging from Renaissance to contemporary craftsmanship. This technique has been refined and perfected according to the demands of time mapping out the expressions for each successive age.
Like everything else much advancement has entered the field of wood artistry. The current times are observing an increase in the diversifying timber products and veneering. Industrial revolution can directly be linked to the increase in production of timber veneers across the world. It started to appear in public and private sector buildings and soon was as lavishly decorated luxury vehicles like ocean liners and railway, with its acceptance widening in the domestic furniture industry. However, today we see veneer paneled walls and doors with complementary furniture. This industry has also gained momentum through public awareness and responsibility towards maximizing the planet’s resources.
The maintenance for timber veneer is not difficult; like natural timber this veneer should be avoided to be used in wet areas or exterior walls. It should always be coated with an apt coating as a final finish and never be used without it. This can drastically reduce the adverse effects of light and discoloration from the surfaces.
Not only is timber being used for furniture, beams and panels but with a little brain storming they can add a whole new dimension to one’s abode. For example one can create terraced flowerbed with the help of landscaping timber. It helps build a raised flowerbed that is easy for maintenance and utilizes relatively lesser area; this makes it suitable for small yards.
Landscaping with the help of timber offers limitless possibilities with both recycled products and natural timber available in different sizes and shapes it helps your canvas of imagination to fill up with ideas. However, planning is extremely crucial for landscaping as depending on the dimensions of the area and purpose one needs to calculate how much timber is required.