MATERIALS & CARE
Masaya & Co solid hardwood furniture comes in the following renewable tropical hardwood species:
Teak (Tectona grandis)- Teak is one of the most prized hardwoods worldwide. Teak is highly valued for its durability, water resistance, and has been used for centuries in boat building, exterior construction, and furniture. When kept indoors, Teak presents as a honey blonde color that gains richness with time. On outdoor furniture, it will patina to a silver gray. Teak is an excellent plantation tree, as it restores ruined land to forest, and provides four times the jobs as cattle farming.
Cedro Macho (Carapa guianensis). Also known as "Andiroba" or "Royal Mahogany". Cedro Macho is in the Mahogany family and has a light reddish brown color. Grain can carry pretty variations in tone that shift from darker areas to light.
Nanciton (Hyeronima alchoernoides). Also known as “Rosita Walnut.” Nanciton has beautiful rich, dark, velvety tones and intriguing grain patterns.
MANILA CHORD FOR OUR HANDWOVEN FURNITURE
The chord, or “manila”, found on our handwoven products is spun at our mill from thread we source from Anefil, an industry leader in sustainability and eco-friendly practices. For this process we use a heavyweight poly-thread often used in the production of mattresses and athletic wear. Much like cotton, it is soft to the touch, and has added strength, durability, and colorfastness making it suitable for commercial use while adding longevity to our product.