Dressing room Vs closet

In Indian usage, a closet often refers to a toilet. In north American context our dressing room is called closet

In North American usage it is an enclosed space, a cabinet, or a cupboard in a house or building used for general storage or hanging or storing clothes.

A closet In North American context

In current British usage, a wardrobe can also be built-in, and the words “cupboard” or “walk-in-wardrobe” can be used to refer to a closet.

A closet in British context

 

 

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Rosewood Vs Teak

Rosewood is more expensive than teak. Rosewood is a precious and expensive wood, and it’s now endangered. The raw material of rosewood is listed under CITES on Appendix I, so international trade in these materials is banned. Finished products made from the timber are not.

Both the woods have different kinds of qualities as they originate from different trees. Rose woods are rough and stronger, but they can be made excellent if worked upon it. Teak is much lighter and stronger. Also Teak is cheaper than rosewood, therefore highly preferred.

Teak for Outdoor Furniture

Teak’s incredible decay resistance is mostly attributable to the wood’s high oil content. While other woods share teak’s high decay resistance, few are as abundant, workable, and lightweight as teak. The low weight of teak is especially important for its use on outdoor furniture.

Rosewood for Indoor Furniture

Rosewood is able to take polish very well. This gives rosewood a more finished look.

 

Rose Wood

rosewood

Rosewood refers to the wood of different trees,Rosewood is essentially a type of hardwood. Rosewood is named as such due to the fact that the older trees have a very sweet and rich aroma, which is reminiscent of roses. This is especially true for the Brazilian or Rio rosewood.
furniture made from rosewood can be left unfinished due to the rosewood’s natural color, lightly waxed, or heavily varnished and polished, as rosewood is able to take polish very well. This gives rosewood a more finished look.

Rosewood is best known for its dark brownish and/or reddish hue with darker veining. The rose wood has close, dense grain, which makes it strong and durable. Hence, the wood is used for making furniture, especially cabinets. The use of rosewood to make furniture date back hundreds of years, with many examples of antique rosewood furniture being available for viewing in museums today. Some types of rosewood, such as Honduran rosewood, have an excellent resonance that makes them ideal for musical instruments like guitars, pianos and marimbas. Rosewood is also used to make handles, flooring, billiard cues, chess pieces, etc. In fact, handles made of rosewood resist shrinkage and are long-lasting.

Teak Wood

teak

 

As a wood, teak has a smooth grain and texture. It has a yellowish brown hue, which may mature overtime to a silvery-grey finish. In fact, teak is famous for its high oil content, high tensile strength and tight grain. Due to the high oil content, teak is known to durable even when it is not treated with oil or varnish. Teak is also resistant to timber termite and other pests. It also has a low shrinkage ratio, which means that the wood can be used in areas with high or fluctuating moisture content.

Teak is often used to make furniture, especially counter tops, as well as indoor flooring, veneer, carving, turnings, and other small wood projects, such as cutting boards. Teak is also commonly used to make doors, window frames, and columns and beams.

Furthermore, because of its high oil content, it is also often used to make outdoor furniture, as the wood’s natural oils make it resistant to water, as well as to rot, fungi and mildew. This has also allowed teak to be used for boat building, boat decks, etc.

 

 

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Glass kitchen cabins

Showcase special items

if you wish to get attention on special items on kitchen glass cabinets are good. showcase their collectables such as potteries, cockery etc..

glass cabin

Different look

Laminate and wood material are common choice for majority. So Painted glass-front cabinets make a different look for your kitchen.

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Wood Floors – Not for Normal kitchen floors

hardwood wooden flooring

Pros

Comfort – kitchen is a high-traffic area and one where you spend a lot of time. wood feels great under bare feet in just about any temperature because it’s not susceptible to extremes of heat or cold.

Softness – If you drop a glass or ceramic bowl on a tile floor it’s basically guaranteed to break. wood, by contrast, is a softer material that can be a little more forgiving.
Cons

Damage – More than other types of materials, hardwood is vulnerable to water damage. Considering how many of your kitchen appliances use water you need to be especially cautious about leaks and spills. Prolonged exposure to water can cause the floor boards to warp, which is expensive to fix. But with proper care and maintenance, this does not need to be a concern.

In truth, A spill or puddle that is mopped up quickly will never cause a problem. It’s standing water, or an unresolved leak, that will cause a level of damage that would require a replacement.
Durability – Since wood is soft it’s possible to dent, ding, and scratch it.Water is a hardwood plank’s worst enemy. Water damage will cause a plank to warp and/or split.  tile or concrete are the most water-resistant flooring options, but wood is a close second/third.

 

 

hardwood

wood flooring include  hardwood, softwood,bamboo, engineered wood

Hardwood

higher density than most softwoods. more fire Resistance. typically more expensive than softwood.hardwoods are more likely to be found in high-quality furniture, decks, flooring, and construction that needs to last.

Examples of hardwood trees include alder, balsa, beech, hickory, mahogany, maple, oak, teak, and walnut.

Softwood

Softwoods have a lower density, poor Fire Resistance.typically less expensive compared to hardwood.About 80% of all timber comes from softwood. Softwoods have a wide range of applications and are found in building components (e.g., windows, doors), furniture, medium-density fiberboard (MDF), paper, Christmas trees, and much more.

Examples of softwood trees are cedar, Douglas fir, juniper, pine, redwood, spruce, and yew.

Bamboo

A bamboo floor is a type of flooring manufactured from the bamboo plant.

Engineered wood

Also called composite wood, man-made wood, or manufactured board, includes a range of derivative wood products which are manufactured by binding or fixing the strands, particles, fibres, or veneers or boards of wood, together with adhesives, or other methods of fixation to form composite materials. These products are engineered to precise design specifications which are tested to meet national or international standards. Engineered wood products are used in a variety of applications, from home construction to commercial buildings to industrial products.

Typically, engineered wood products are made from the same hardwoods and softwoods used to manufacture lumber. Sawmill scraps and other wood waste can be used for engineered wood composed of wood particles or fibers ( MDF or particle board. )
But whole logs are usually used for veneers and for plywood

 

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mural painting

Kerala mural paintings

mural painting

Kerala mural paintings are the frescos depicting mythology and legends, which are drawn on the walls of temples and churches in South India, principally in Kerala. Ancient temples, churches and palaces in Kerala, South India, display an abounding tradition of mural paintings mostly dating back between the 9th to 12th centuries CE when this form of art enjoyed Royal patronage.
Institute of Mural Painting

The Guruvayur Devaswom’s Institute of Mural Painting was established in the the year 1989. National Diploma is awarded to students on successful completion of training for 5 years. Students are given stipend. At present the center is functioning in the Sathram Canteen Block. It was a fire mishap in the Guruvayur Temple Complex in the year 1970 that actually paved the way for the setting up of this institution. The fire damaged the Sreekovil ( Sanctum Sanctorum) and the paintings on the three walls were also destroyed in the incident. When the walls were to be decorated again with paintings as a part of the renovation, the authorities found that artists who could do such work were few. However those artists who were deputed to do the work like veteran Mural Painters Mammiyur Krishnankutty Nair, Pattambi Krishna Varier, M.K.Sreenivasan and K.K. Varier completed the job satisfactorily. The authorities, art lovers and artists got together to think of ways of preserving the mural paintings. The result was the establishment of the Institute of Mural Painting by the Guruvayur Devaswom.

sources

https://www.wikiwand.com/en/Kerala_mural_painting
http://guruvayurdevaswom.nic.in/mural.html

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