Atlantic Furniture is proud to manufacture its products using Eco-friendly plantation hardwood. Most of our furniture production uses timber from the rubber tree commonly known as Rubberwood or Hevea. We also make use of plantation grown Mahogany, White Birch and Italian Poplar.
Utilizing these trees is both economical and environmentally responsible. Some of our painted furniture utilizes low formaldehyde MDF that is also produced from the rubber tree. The rubber trees are grown in large plantations all over South East Asia and harvested by hand at the end of their useful life. After the trees are felled and processed into timber the stump of the tree is dug up and new seedlings are planted in the same spot.
In the past, felled rubber trees were either burnt on the spot or used as fuel for locomotive engines, brick firing or latex curing. The timber is now used in the manufacture of high quality furniture and valued for its dense grain, stability, and attractive color. The timber is able to accept many different finishes and has outstanding strength. It is also prized as an environmentally friendly wood, since it makes use of trees that have been planted to produce latex, the raw material used to produce a multitude of other products.