Oak is a hardwood tree which can become more than 1000 years old. The wood has a beautiful grain and is much wanted because it is hard and strong while at the same time it is elegant and sophisticated.
Ash is a large hardwood tree within the Oleaceae family, and is together with oak and elm among our broadleaf trees. The Ash’s wood is hard, tough, and easy to bend and has a bright color with a clear and very beautiful grain.
The elm belongs to the ring-porous kind of woods, where year rings are clearly visible and gives a very beautiful texture. Its special characteristics make us often use elm in our black stained furniture.
Birch is material easy to work with and has a bright and beautiful surface which alters from a yellow-white color to a red one. Birch is a common material when it comes to furniture and decorating. We mostly use birch in our color painted furniture (no structure).
Veneer is surface covering, produced from a timber of high quality which is glued on to a construction of wood. On Hans K we offer ash veneer and oak veneer.
MDF stands for Medium Density Fibreboard and is a wood board made 100% of softwood trees. The material is very hard and the surface is smooth. The clean surface is good for painting and to use as a foundation for veneered furniture.