Considered by many as one of the most beautiful woods in the world, Oak Furniture Solutions are proud to offer Sheesham furniture for your home.
Also known as Indian Rosewood, Sheesham is an extremely recognisable wood with rich colouring, intricate knot patterns and a gloss finish. The natural marking of the wood makes every piece of furniture unique.
Sheesham furniture is also extremely heavy and dense, making it durable and long-lasting. Sheesham furniture also varies in shades ranging from mid to dark browns to chestnut and sable, meaning pieces complement a wide variety of interiors and existing wood types.
If you need help deciding what sheesham furniture to buy, you might find our sheesham furniture buying guide useful.
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This guide will give you everything that you may need when deciding whether sheesham furniture is right for your home. It will give you information on its uses, how to ascertain its quality, as well as tips on how to care for your sheesham furniture.
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We are confident that this guide will help you acquire all the information that you need about sheesham furniture but if you still need more please do not hesitate to ring our qualified and friendly team on 0845 3636 135.
Sheesham wood is from a deciduous tree native to India and is also known as Dalbergia sissi or Indian Rosewood. It is one of the most commonly produced woods from the Punjab and is known across the world as the premier timber type of the rosewood genus, as well as being planted alongside roads, plantations and used as firewood.
Interestingly, the thin twigs of the tree are employed for traditional dental hygiene; first as a toothbrush when chewed, and then split into a tongue cleaner. Though used across Africa and the Middle East for hundreds of years, many of India's 80% rural population still use the chewing stick to remove plaque and gum inflammation.
Sheesham wood is also often used to make a traditional Rajasthani folk percussion instrument called a 'Khartal'.
Sheesham is commonly dried prior to being used to build furniture, which is typically called 'seasoning'. It is left in large open areas for half a year to remove the moisture when processed traditionally; commercially however it is placed in sealed chambers and left for up to a fortnight with warmed circulated air. For the best furniture, the moisture level is ideally around 10% for thick pieces and 5% for thinner ones.
Sheesham used as timber is hard-wearing and tough, which makes it a perfect material for carvings and decorative touches. The wood is very special to look at as it possesses a stunning irregular grain which can be polished to a fine finish, and then simply seasoned to maintain future stability. As its natural grains vary, every piece is completely unique. The wood can also differ from chestnutty tones to a mid to dark brown; this means that pieces complement a wide variety of interiors and existing wood types. These qualities, combined with its exotic edge make sheesham a superb wood to make furniture out of.
Sheesham furniture is made from a very high quality material that will last for years and years. Nonetheless, it is prudent to take precautions to make sure that the piece will remain in its best possible condition for you to enjoy.
Protect the wonderful texture of sheesham by using a lightly moistened cotton cloth; do not use too much water however as this can cause stains and lead to your furniture warping.
For the best possible finish apply a natural beeswax polish using a dry cloth. Remember to remove any excess polish when finished.
We are proud to offer five fantastic ranges of sheesham furniture.
Sundara Sheesham has a rich and dark Sheesham grain, Cuba Sheesham offers bedroom and living room furniture and blends Sheesham with Acacia. Jali & Thacket is a rustic range with a honey brown waxed finish. Odisha Sheesham is a chunky contemporary range for the dining and living room.
Alternatively browse all our sheesham ranges on this page.