We are first and foremost a producer of wooden furniture. All
wood used by Carl Hansen & Søn is hardwood purchased from
responsible sawmills with whom we have long, established
relationships. Due to the design and quality of our products, we
only use new wood - never recycled wood.
Please note that not all furniture we produce is available in
all the wood sorts we work with. As wood is a natural product,
variations in color and pigmentation will occur. Wooden furniture
will also change appearance over time as it is affected by the
environment in which it is placed.
We use oak, beech and ash mainly from Danish forests which are
managed according to the Danish Forest Act (latest edition 2004).
This law promotes sustainable forestry incorporating ecological,
social and economic considerations. The law also stipulates that
indigenous wood supplies must not only be sustainable, but, by law,
also increase in a managed way.
The ash trees we use are approximately 150 years old. Ash has an
open structure and beautiful long fibers. It is a very strong wood
type which makes it very suitable for furniture production.
However, this also makes it difficult to work with.
The oak trees we use are somewhere between 150-250 years old.
Oak has shorter fibers than ash but is also a very strong wood
type. Oak is however easier to work with than ash. It has an open
surface and the fibers are visible and touchable even when
The beech trees we use are also around 150 years old. Beech is
lighter than oak but heavier than ash. Beech has shorter fibers
than oak and therefore easier to work with. It has a very smooth
surface and if painted or lacquered, the fibers will not be
We also use walnut and American cherry. These hardwoods are
sourced from American forests.
The walnut we use is also around 150 years old. Walnut has a
wide color spread ranging from light to dark brown. It is a very
irregular wood type which makes it difficult to foresee which
colors the wood has before opening the logs.
The American Cherry we use is around 150 years old. Cherry is a
very firm wood type with great elasticity. The American Cherry has
an incredible color span from deep orange, to golden, to dark
Furniture from Carl Hansen & Søn is available in various
surface treatments. This gives you the possibility of choosing what
suits you the best. However, not all surface treatments are
possible on all wood types.
Click on the link below to get an overview of the
various wood types and surface treatments we work
- WOOD TYPES
The best way to experience the various wood types and surface
treatments is to visit your local dealer.
CARE & MAINTENANCE
You can read our recommended guidelines for taking best possible
care of your solid wooden chairs, stools, coffee tables, dining
tables, bookcases and storage units from Carl Hansen & Søn
BOOKCASES AND STORAGE