Robinia - qualities comparable to teak
Here is a subject that is particularly close to our hearts: the elimination of the use of exotic wood.
In a few months, our terrace range will no longer be produced in assamela but in robinia.
Let us introduce you to this wood and all the advantages associated with its use.
1 - eco-responsible wood:
Today, we can no longer ignore the dramatic ecological consequences resulting from the overexploitation of tropical timber.
According to available information, there are currently 1 million ha of man-made Robinia forests in the world. Europe is one of the most important regions in this respect. In terms of area, Robinia occupies the second place in the world, after eucalyptus, among the fast-growing hardwood species.
For farmers, locust fulfills almost all the needs of rural life. It is easy to plant and regenerate, has no serious diseases and grows well on good sites.
In addition, it is an atmospheric nitrogen-fixing species and is the main resource for beekeeping. In good locust flowering years, two-thirds of the annual honey production, which is 10,000 t, is “acacia honey”.
2 - a wood for outdoor furniture:
Its wood is hard, very resistant and durable. It works easily. It could be used for high quality fiberboard as well as glued and joined plank framing. In the form of poles, it is used in mines, vineyards and orchards. Due to its resistance to abrasion and its beautiful color, it can be used in interior joinery for parquet floors and wall panels. Being very durable, Robinia wood is also suitable for garden furniture, forest recreation equipment and outdoor sports facilities.
Rotproof, the robinia-acacia is perfectly adapted to marine climates and aquatic environments.
Its qualities are comparable to teak furniture.