Material

Features and producing center of woods


  • Beech(BE)

    GermanySchwalmstadit

    Light-yellow texture. Its regular-grain surface has unique dots.
    Rich in elasticity and easy to bend.
    Representative wood used for modern-style furniture and interior products in Europe.


  • Japanese Ash

    RussiaTerney

    Light-brownish-yellow texture. Light-weighted, Evenly-distributed grains.
    Strong & sturdy especially against any impact.
    So, this wood has been used for sports items. For example, for baseball bats.


  • Japanese Cypress

    JapanSaga

    Mainly produced in Japan. Straight and evenly-distributed grains.
    Little warp. Easy to be processed.
    Excellent in humidity- & water-resistance and in preserving quality.
    This wood is used as luxurious building materials for shrines, temples and so on.


  • Camphor Tree

    JapanKyushu

    Greyish white or light-brownish yellow grains.
    Its core part is brownish-red or dark green.
    This wood is used as fixtures, furniture or carving materials.
    For example, this wood is used for drawers or clothes chests,
    Because this wood keeps insects and worms away.


  • Camphor Tree

    JapanKyushu

    Representative Japanese wood.
    This tree grows widely in Japan from North Honshu to southmost Yakushima.
    This wood is widely used as building materials. Also for fixtures, packages, utility poles and so many others.
    Its academic name is Cryptomeria Japonica, which means “Hidden Treasure of Japan.”


  • Red Oak(RO)

    USAWisconsin

    Light-yellowish sapwood and little pinkish red brown core.
    Its grains are regularly distributed and its texture is coarse.
    Its leaves in autumn are so beautiful and so this tree is also called Red Oak.


  • White Oak(WO)

    USAWisconsin

    Its sapwood is light-yellowish white, while its core part is light yellowish brown.
    This wood is of heavy, solid & robust quality.
    Compared with Quercus Crispula (Mongolian Oaks) produced in Japan, its texture is coarser and more whitey.
    This wood is known as the main material of whiskey or wine barrels.


  • Walnut(WN)

    USAIowa

    Its official name is American Black Walnut.
    Its sapwood is yellowish white, while its core part is dark brown.
    This wood is hard, robust and tight-grained.
    Walnut has been used as high-quality furniture materials and craft materials


  • Alder(AL)

    USAWashington

    Little different in quality between its sapwood and core part.
    This wood shows a little red brown.
    This wood is comparatively soft and has a good stability.
    Alder is one of the sacred trees worshiped in Europe.


  • Soft Maple(MP)

    USAWashington

    This wood is literally a little soft version of Hard Maple.
    Nicely elastic and used for furniture, interior fixtures, shoe molds, other small items, etc.
    This wood is also a popular material for house floorings.


  • Hard Maple(HP)

    USAMichigan

    Its texture is whitey. This wood is hard & robust with little warp.
    This wood is also strong against impact, and so this is used for bowling lanes and pins.


  • Black Cherry(BC)

    USAPennsylvania

    Its texture is very fine & evenly-grained.
    Light-yellowish brown. This wood is hard and robust.
    The longer this wood is used, the more luxurious it looks just like amber.
    This tree is famous for its dark-red cherry fruits, which are bigger than Japanese cherries.


  • Monterey Pine

    New Zealand

    This pine is widely used as building, interior, exterior, furniture, DIY materials and so on.
    This tree grows in New Zealand and California, USA.
    Almost all the imported Monterey Pines are made in New Zealand.

Materials

  • Solid Wood
    (Natural Solid Wood)

    Solid wood is wood cut out from a natural whole tree. This wood is not artificially bonded or otherwise processed.
    Unique natural phenomena happen in such natural solid wood such as breakage, cracking, warp and others, which make such solid wood look tasteful. Solid wood is very attractive because it has a nice natural feel and touch.
    With no chemicals (like bond) contained, solid wood has been getting lots of attention as sick-house syndrome

  • Sliced Veneer
    (Natural Wood Veneer)

    A set of thin plates (0.25 or 0.55mm), sliced from a natural tree, are bonded together and painted as decorated panels or plates. Even though this is artificial wooden material, this shows natural grain patterns, depth and taste just like natural wood. Sliced veneer is the highest grade among all the decorated wooden plates.

  • Reinforced Sheet

    This sheet is based on Printed Plywood. Printed Plywood is coated with strong EB (Electron Beam).
    As a result, its surface has become very strong against dirt, flaws, and/or scars.
    This sheet is easy to clean and so stays beautiful for a long period.

  • Urethane Plywood
    (Poly-Urethane Plywood)

    This is based on Printed Plywood. Printed Plywood is coated with poly-urethane-based synthetic resin.
    This Plywood costs too much and may turn a little yellowish as the time goes by.
    However, Poly Urethane Plywood Resin is hard & very excellent in adherence and durability.
    It is also strong against solvents, water and heat.

  • Poly-Plywood
    (Poly-Ester Plywood)

    This is based on Printed Plywood. Printed Plywood is coated with Poly-Ester-based synthetic resin.
    This Plywood is weak against impact and so much care is needed.
    However, Poly-Ester Plywood is strong against wear and water.

  • Printed Plywood
    (Printed Decorative Plywood)

    This Printed Plywood is pasted with decorative wood pattern sheet which looks real ones.
    So, this Printed Plywood looks like a real natural wood.
    This Plywood is weak against flaws and water.
    However, this Printed Plywood looks nice and costs less.

  • Laminated Plywood

    Plural thin plates (1.50 mm), sliced from a natural tree, are bonded together into plywood.
    This Plywood is excellent in durability. This Plywood can be processed into long wooden materials.
    So, more and more Laminated Plywood has been used as building materials.

  • MDF
    (Medium Density Fiberboard)

    MDF is one of the molded plates named Fiber Board, made of wooden fibers.
    Lots of wooden chips are finely cut, steamed & cooked and fibrillated, bonded by synthetic resin and molded into a plate shape. MDF is not water-resistant or robust against bending. However, its surface feels smooth and MDF is easy to be processed. Plus, MDF has little warp or cracking and homogeneous quality.

Finishes

  • Oil Coating


    Our oil coatings contain mainly linseed oil and other natural vegetable oil.
    Oil coating tends to be weak against wet or dirt and it is a little hard for us to maintain oil-coated items.
    However, any coating film is not formed, and so we can enjoy a pleasant wooden feel.
    We use coating oil by Livos, German Natural Coating Oil maker, in all our oil-coated products.

  • Urethane Coating
    (Polyurethane Resin Coating)

    We use Poly-Urethane Coating which is based on isocyanate groups reacted by polyol.
    This coating forms a stable film on the product surface, and so this coating is excellent in hardness, water & chemical resistance. Plus, this coating feels smooth and is easy to maintain.
    LEGNATEC’s Urethane Coating shows natural wooden appearance.

Spec Guide

  • Size Indication

    Unless otherwise specified, the size indication on our website and catalogues is millimeter-based.
    Our size codes are as follows: W (width), D (depth), H(height), SH (sheet height), AH (arm height),
    φ(circle’s diameter), T (thickness of table top plate).
    In case that no size codes are indicated, the numerical specifications means 【W(width) x D(depth) x H(height)】.
    In case of any irregularly-shaped product, its size indication shows the size of the biggest (largest) part in its width, depth and height respectively. Sizes of any projected part such as a knob or handle to drawers or a door are not included in the size indication. The sizes of an actual product may a little differ from those indicated in our (web) catalogues because of the nature of materials used or installing environment (humidity and temperature).

  • Our Prevention against Sick-House Syndrome

    VOC (Volatile Organic Compound) is one of the causes of Sick House Syndrome.
    VOC is contained in old types of bonds and paints. LEGNATEC always uses much safer bonds and paintings in which VOC is extremely restricted. Plus, almost all the materials used as solid wood, fiber boards and other kinds are ranked as “F☆☆☆☆” rated by JIS. This rank means the least dissipation of formaldehyde.

  • Property of Wooden Products

    Wooden products of even identical type show different colors, grains or textures, if such products are made of natural woods (solid woods or veneers). Especially, in case of products made of natural solid woods, they may show any wooden knot, bark pocket or sapwood. Your understanding on these characteristics is highly appreciated before your purchase.

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