Customers tend to rely on qualities like the beauty of design, functionality, appearance, attractive grain, colour and strength when it comes to furniture products. Indoor furniture must look beautiful and remain functional, while outdoor furniture and playground equipment must endure harsh climatic conditions and exposure to insects, dust, and moisture. Most of the Canadian wood species available in India are light in colour as compared with traditional species used by Indian craftsmen. This allows them high versatility as they can be coated with clear or light lacquers to maintain their lustrous sheen, or stained to resemble other darker varieties. The species listed below have the required versatility and attributes to meet the challenge in both indoor and outdoor environments.

Recommended species

Spruce pine fir

The spruce-pine-fir (SPF) group is a mix of Engelmann Spruce, Lodgepole Pine and Subalpine Fir. SPF has a high strength-to-weight ratio

Black Walnut

Black Walnut is one of America’s most widely known and most valuable species. The wood is moderately heavy, hard, and strong.

Yellow Birch

Yellow Birch lumber is regularly sold in the rough cut form. It can also be surfaced, (S2S), upon request. Yellow Birch can also be provided to customers

White Oak

White oak, like Red Oak, grows broadly across the eastern half of the United States. Although in smaller quantities than Red Oak,

Red Oak

Red Oak is probably the most widely used and abundant hardwood in the eastern United States. Oak has a characteristic ring

Red Elm

Red Elm has a red-brown heartwood with light brown to grayish-white sapwood. This ring porous hardwood has a very conspicuous and strong


Beech lumber is regularly sold as rough cut boards. It can also be surfaced, (S2S), upon request. Beech can also be provided to customers