Kwila is a hardwood ideally suited to the manufacture of outdoor Furniture. Not only does it have a beautiful grain and appearance, it is regarded as one of the world’s most durable timbers. An abundance of natural oil in the wood ensures your outdoor setting looks good, is easy to maintain and keeps on keeping on… in all conditions.
Our furniture is lovingly crafted by trades people combining design excellence and modern techniques. However, during assembly we rely on the time-proven mortise and tenon joinery system, which is superior to any other method for strength and durability.
The Bleeding Process
Kwila products need a minimum of care to maintain the new look of the timber. Kwila’s natural oil will cause the furniture to ‘bleed’ an excess dark red/brown sap when first exposed to rain or heavy dew. As the nature of each piece of timber is different, the bleeding period is unpredictable in length. A thorough hose-down of the furniture on a grassed area or leaving it outdoors during heavy rainfall will assist in flushing excess sap away and hasten the bleeding process. After bleeding is complete, the natural oil remaining in the wood acts as a preservative to protect the timber from splitting or cracking.
To retain the colour of your Kwila furniture or Decking, it should be treated every 6 – 12 months with furniture oil.
Kwila furniture and Decking left untreated will take on a grayish appearance (Rustic look) this is common with all hard woods and is simply the timber’s natural way of protecting itself. This in no way is detrimental to the strength of the timber and the original colour can be returned by applying furniture oil.