Most Singaporean door makers use “Nyatoh wood” or “Nyatoh ply”. What is it?
The term “Nyatoh Ply” refers to a design in which a wooden Nyatoh sheet is glued adjacent to plywood. Nyatoh wood is dark brown/reddish in colour and has a tight, straight grain similar to cherry wood.
The Nyatoh tree species can be found in abundance in the South-East Asian rainforests, especially in the Philippines and Indonesia.
Nyatoh is a common wood for indoor and outdoor furniture, as well as solid doors.
All of our wood products are sourced in a sustainable manner.
What are solid timber doors?
These are your trusted, inexpensive, and dependable solid timber doors; they are timeless and never go out of style.
Solid timber doors give your visitors a sense of class and charm, complementing spaces that seek professionalism and elegance.
The word “veneer ply” is often seen in carpentry and door catalogues. What is veneer ply? Is it durable?
Veneer ply doors are reconstituted decorative plywood made from plain veneer that is dyed to create a wide range of sylvan shades and designs.
Veneers are thin layers of real wood, such as teak or mahogany, that are pressed over plyboards. Veneers resemble a wooden finish that can be finished to provide a wooden texture and feel. They are often very long-lasting.
With the growing prevalence of exotic and domestic interior design hardwoods, interior designers and furniture owners often use matching plywood-veneer flush doors to complete a rich design.
Do not confuse plyboard/plywood with particleboards.
Particleboard is a kind of board that is constructed from compressed recycled wood chips and sawdust. They are extremely inexpensive, of low consistency, and disintegrate/warp when exposed to water or moisture.
A well-known big-box furniture retailer makes heavy use of particleboards.
At Maicador, we never use particleboards for our doors.