Why Buy Sheesham Furniture?
Indian Sheesham wood (Indian Rosewood) is becoming more and more popular the world over for its use in beautiful hardwood furniture. Its unique appearance with an attractive close grain, coupled with its natural resilience and affordability make it a great choice for use in the home.
Hand crafted in India by skilled craftsmen, sheesham furniture is very popular in more modern ranges such as “cube” style furniture with its beautiful grain patterns lending itself perfectly to hard lines and large flat surfaces. Another, more traditional look is the popular “Jali” style which features hand-wrought ironwork and a more rustic eastern design influence.
Sheesham Furniture Ranges
Banyan Living & Dining Room Collection
Made from the Indian hardwood Sheesham, the Banyan range of furniture is created to highlight the wood’s natural grain, which is all hand finished to a semi-gloss finish. The handsome dining table comfortably seats six, while the storage is designed with convenience in mind – from the adjustable shelves in the sideboard, to the generous TV unit. All items, except the dining table, are delivered fully assembled.Shop for Banyan Living & Dining Room Collection
Batamba Living & Dining Room Range
Made from solid Indian sheesham wood with a contemporary untreated finish, so that the beauty of the wood makes each piece truly unique with its distinctive grain. A stunning contemporary range featurning clean lines and recessed handles, some of the pieces also have unconventional but practical design features, emphasising the furniture’s modern character.Shop for Batamba Living & Dining Room Range
Kalanpur Jali Classic Collection
The Kalanpur Jali range is made from carefully selected sheesham hardwood and includes the distinctive hand-forged ironwork for which Jali furniture is known. The rich golden brown grain of the sheesham, with its characteristic darker streaks, are enhanced by a luxurious hand-waxed finish.Shop for Kalanpur Jali Classic Collection
Kalanpur Solid Sheesham Range
The Kalanpur range is made from carefully selected sheesham hardwood. The rich golden brown grain of the sheesham, with its characteristic darker streaks, are enhanced by a beautiful hand-waxed finish. Can be mixed with pieces from the Kalanpur Jali range, adding a touch of old-world charm whilst still keeping to the overall classic look.Shop for Kalanpur Solid Sheesham Range
Kheri Jali Style Furniture Range
This classic range of Indian furniture is hand crafted from indigenous hardwoods, some blended with traditionally forged Jali metalwork. The striking grain patterns of the Sheesham and Acacia timber used in this range give such variety that no two prices are the same. This is ethnic art at its best, enhancing any setting with grace and individuality.Shop for Kheri Jali Style Furniture Range
Laguna Living, Dining & Bedroom Furniture Range
The Laguna Contemporary styled collection is a handsome range of solid Sheesham furniture for the bedroom, living room and dining room with plenty of storage options to cater to your needs perfectly. The range features some fantastic pieces including a number of large display units that can also be used as attractive room dividers. If you’re looking to furnish a full room, the range is available in very well priced sets for the bedroom, living and dining room, saving you time and most importanly, money.Shop for Laguna Living, Dining & Bedroom Furniture Range
Maharani Jali Sheesham Range
A stunning range of hand-finished sheesham living and dining furniture, based on traditional Indian Thakat styling with Jali latticed doors. The beautiful Maharani range combines quality sheesham wood and iron fittings for a classic eastern look that betters with age.Shop for Maharani Jali Sheesham Range
Mallani Modern Collection
This hugely popular modern range has been expertly hand crafted from luxurious solid sheesham wood in Northern India by skilled master craftsmen. The Mallani range features clean lines & rectangular handles. A hand waxed finish brings out the wonderful grain of the wood, perfectly complimenting the large flat surfaces and uncluttered design of this contemporary collection.Shop for Mallani Modern Collection
Rhino Chunky Modern Collection
The Rhino living and dining room range is a solid statement made from steamed sheesham wood with metal handles and feet. This fantastically chunky sheesham range features clean, bold lines with an ultra-modern cut-in detail around doors and drawers and between legs.Shop for Rhino Chunky Modern Collection
Stowaway Finished Modern Living Range
The Stowaway range comprises of smart, minimalist living room pieces, hand crafted in India from quality, deep-stained sheesham wood, which has a grain that looks better as it ages. Simple clean lines combined with short square feet add a finishing touch to this contemporary collection.Shop for Stowaway Finished Modern Living Range
Stowaway Unfinished Modern Range
A lovely collection of pieces, hand-crafted in India from quality, totally unfinished and unvarnished sheesham wood, which has a grain that betters with age. Can be left unfinished for a striking, modern look or alternatively stained or waxed to match any interior decor.Shop for Stowaway Unfinished Modern Range
Thakat Classic Indian Furniture Range
The classically styled Thakat Indian furniture range is expertly crafted from the highest grade Sheesham wood before being hand finished by skilled craftspeople. Featuring hand made classic Indian wrought iron handles and bracing plus finely hand-carved “portcullis” detail work on many of the pieces, this range exudes opulence and old-world charm.Shop for Thakat Classic Indian Furniture Range
Popular Sheesham Furniture
Banyan TV Unit
Kheri Sheesham Large Jali Coffee Table
Stowaway Unfinished Corner TV Unit
Maharani Sheesham Desk
Laguna Sheesham 4 Hole Display Unit
Kalanpur Jali Sheesham Large Sideboard
Bringing You the Best Indian Sheesham Wood Furniture
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What is Sheesham Wood?
Sheesham wood (Dalbergia sissoo), a species of deciduous tree of the Rosewood genus natively grown in the Indian subcontinent. Also known as Sissoo, Shisham and Indian Rosewood, it is one of the most widely used hardwoods in India and its use is becoming more and more popular in western countries. Its uses range from fuel for heating, veneers for marine-grade plywood and musical instruments to the beautiful timbers used in the furniture you see here.
Sheesham is an extremely durable, dense hardwood with a handsome close grain which varies in colour from light tan to a rich dark brown and is among the finest cabinet and veneer timbers in the world. Natural resilience and an extremely attractive appearance make it the perfect wood for use in home furniture as it is difficult to scratch or mark compared to many other common hardwoods and with a little care is easy to keep looking its best.
Caring For Sheesham Wood Furniture
Most of the pieces featured here have a waxed finish. Every few months you should re-wax each piece using a soft cloth and beeswax polish, preferably creamed beeswax. Using a soft, clean cloth, apply polish sparingly to the entire surface, always working in the direction of the grain. Once applied to the entire piece, using another clean cloth, gently buff the surface to the desired level of shine, again in the direction of the grain. Never use silicone based polishes as these can easily dry out and discolour the wood.
A few of the ranges featured here have no finish applied and are supplied as bare hardwood. You can, if you wish, apply an oil or wax finish, however this will change the colour and appearance of the timber. If you prefer the wood to be left in its natural state, simply wipe over regularly with a barely damp cloth to remove spills and dust. Again, do not use silicon based polishes as these will only serve to discolour and dry the timber.
Spills & Stains
Sheesham timber is extremely hard wearing, however it is always advisable not to place anything hot or wet directly onto the surface of the furniture as it may cause staining or marking. Any spills should be cleaned up with a dry or barely damp cloth. The beauty of solid wood furniture is that it can be sanded and re-finished should any severe marking occur. Be sure to sand gently in the direction of the grain with fine sandpaper or wire wool. The furniture can then be refinished with beeswax.
Always try to position your furnishings away from direct sunlight if possible. Sunlight can cause the colour of the wood to fade, leaving unsightly differences between sides in the shade and sides exposed. Also, try not to place your furniture near a radiator as the sudden changes in temperature can cause the timber to dry out and crack, or for joints to become loose.
The furnishings you buy for your home are a major investment and any item of solid hardwood furniture, with a little looking after, will become a prized heirloom which will be passed on for generations.
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