There are over 200 species of trees distributed only within Japan that are used for lumber. Even if the lumber is the same, the characteristics of the trees vary, because they grow in different types of soils and climates. The characteristics that are not shown in the product data are the attraction of using natural material and the difficulty in handling this natural material. Particularly, it is important to have an eye for detecting the characteristics of a solid, untouched wood, and also, to have the knowledge of how to make really good use of it. The first step for the right material in the right place is to know the characteristics of the wood inside and out.
A building is completed by a combination of floors, walls and a ceiling. The material of the surrounding faces plays an important role as a living space. In particular, lumber is the material which provides joy because you can watch this product become more aesthetic as it ages. Considering the ratio of wood to indoor space plays a key factor. Paying attention not to increase the amount of wood materials including furniture is desirable.
Japanese residential buildings have been created using various wooden materials. Selection of wood is important, but is a difficult theme because values are diversified in this present day. Lumber from all over the world gathers in Japan, where the processing techniques are advanced. Nowadays, the lifestyle and values are diversified and globalization of lumber supply is being accelerated, so it is important to go back to the basics to assess the-right-material-in-the-right-place by knowing the characteristics of tree species.