People often think that lightweight furniture is not strong enough. However, this opinion is not always true. It is true that the weight of the furniture may be influenced by the type of wood it is made of. But, good quality of wood is not always heavy. There are some types of wood which is pretty light but they are very strong and durable. So, do not judge the quality of furniture by its weight. People like to have lightweight furniture because this kind of furniture is very versatile meaning that they can move it easily. Sometimes, if your furniture pieces are too heavy, you need to get someone to lift and move them and this may need additional service fee. Therefore, having furniture pieces made of lightweight and strong wood is an advantage.
So, what are types of wood that can be used to construct durable and lightweight furniture? There are many options. One of them is Sitka Spruce. This type of wood has been widely used not only as furniture but also lumber, musical instrument, crates/boxes, poles, spin boards, and even aircraft and ships components. It is because Sitka Spruce is known for having excellent strength and weight ration. In addition it has an even and smooth texture. It is no wonder if this wood is used in lightweight office furniture construction especially in making cabinets. Cabinets made of this wood are typically expensive because they are firm and tough behind their lightweight construction.
Poplar wood is another type of wood that is considered as lightweight wood so that it is used in the lightweight desk or chair construction. It is even more lightweight and flexible than Sitka wood but the price is less expensive. It is because poplar wood is easier to find. Further the cheap price is also due to the lack of aesthetic value. Therefore lightweight furniture made of poplar is usually covered by upholstery.
Have you heard American black walnut? This wood is also used to construct best office furniture. Like Sitka and poplar, American black walnut is strong and evenly textured and it offers more benefits such as resilient to decay, not easy to scratch or tarnish. In addition it is also easy to work with this wood because it is easily sculpted and chiseled. In furniture construction, this wood is well-known for its high-grade tone wood. That is why it is often used to make lightweight furniture.