Suppliers | Hardwood Timber Selection | Eco Solutions | Furniture Care
The finishes on our furniture are very important to us and we are proud to use Pylon Coatings.
Pylon Coatings is an Australian owned and operated family business, established in Sydney in 1950. Pylon Coatings is a progressive and innovative manufacturing company that specialises in superior quality timber coatings for the industry.
Since 1950, Pylon Coatings has achieved growth through a fundamental understanding of the industry, professional staff and successful integration of formulation technology. Pylon’s primary objectives are to provide quality products, technical support, outstanding service and to maintain a competitive edge. Pylon Coatings is a certified quality assured (ISO 9001:2008) company that ensures a high level of consistency throughout the manufacturing process.
The research and development team take advantage of the most recent developments with raw materials to formulate innovative products to suit the market. Recent success has been achieved by formulating various coatings using the latest technology that includes low volatile organic compound (VOC) raw materials, durable finishes, smooth silky “off the gun” finishes, and a vast and accurate colour service.
Pylon Coatings is proud to supply Grandchester Design with our quality timber coating range.
We pride ourselves on making furniture which lasts a lifetime, therefore it is very important to us to receive correctly dried timber for furniture use. One of our suppliers of timber for our furniture is Trend Timbers.
Trend Timbers have a large variety of timbers to choose from. Ranging from Australian Hardwoods and Imported Exotic timbers also Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) timber, which can be viewed in their showroom in Mulgrave NSW.
Furniture A Green Solution
Carbon sequestration — the process of absorbing carbon into living things so that it stays out of the atmosphere — is one powerful tool against global warming.
Carbon sequestration is the process by which CO2 is transformed into above- and belowground biomass and stored as carbon. During photosynthesis, atmospheric CO2 enters the leaf through stomata, combines with water, and is converted into cellulose, sugars, and other materials in a chemical reaction catalyzed by sunlight. Most of these materials become fixed as wood, although some are respired back as CO2 or used to make leaves that are eventually shed by the tree.
Once trees die or are cut down, they begin to decompose and return stored carbon to the atmosphere. The rate of decomposition differs greatly based on the fate of the wood. Wood that is chipped and applied as mulch decomposes relatively quickly, while wood salvaged for use in wood products like household furniture can survive 100 years or more, before gradually decomposing. Therefore some farmed timbers and timber that can only be used once nature has played its part and naturally felled the tree are a brilliant GREEN option by storing unwanted carbon locked within its cells .
Please inquire about our ECO friendly products and finishes .
Timbers,Australian and world wide
All Year around we do our best to have the best timber range possible for you to view
- Southern Myrtle
These are our most commonly used timbers, below are some more and most other timbers can be found or reaserched for you by our expert staff
Australian red cedar
West indian cedar
Northern silky oak
Red tulip oak
Nth. black wattle
Forest red gum
Red stringy bark
Western Australia Sandalwood
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Caring for your Furniture
How to care for your furniture:
Timber constantly working over time to accommodate the outside surroundings. Forever absorbing moisture and drying out, this can cause skrinkage and movement slightly. A major part that can contribute to this are heaters and air conditioners, they pretty much are the worst thing for your timber furniture.
Try to avoid direct use of heaters and air conditioners on your furniture.
How to clean your Furniture:
Do NOT use silicone based cleaning products on your furniture.
Best way to clean your furniture is with clean damp cloth. You may use furniture polish though again stay away from silicone based products.