Lychee wood material comes from the evergreen lychee tree or Litchi chinensis, a slow-growing evergreen monoecious tree with a dense, wide crown that can reach a height of between 9 meters to 30 meters. Lychee tree is the sole member of the genus Litchi in the soapberry family, native of Southern China and South eastern Asia. Lychee tree has been widely cultivated for its prized fruits for more than two millennia. Cultivation of lychee began in the region of southern China, going back to 1059 AD, Malaysia, and northern Vietnam. Unofficial records in China refer to lychee as far back as 2000 BC. The Lychee is a long-lived tree related to the Nephelium lappaceum (Rambutan), Dimocarpus longan (Longan) , Nephelium mutabile (Pulusan) and Nephelium malaiense (Mata Kuching) fruit trees. It is widely known as litchi and regionally as lichi, lichee, laichi. The trunk of the tree is usually short and with branches that are often crooked and twisted. It is extremely rare to find a wild lychee tree that is suitable for a single wood slab dining table size. Because of the year rings are so tight, a tree trunk with the size suitable for making a small console table is at least 50 years old.
Lychee Wood Durability
Lychee wood is incredibly dense, hard and durable. Lychee wood has good rot resistance and good anti-termite properties. Due to these wood properties, Lychee wood is considered suitable for outdoor furniture or to be use for public places that requires solid wood material that has water resistance and anti-corrosion properties.
Colour and Texture
Lychee wood is a type of hardwood that has a natural lovely reddish brown wood tone with crisscrossed wood grains that is usually referred as tiger skin pattern or mountain pattern. There is not much difference between the sapwood and heartwood of Lychee wood. Lychee wood is also considered as a good material for ‘feng shui’ by some due to Lychee homonym is “inspirational” and reddish wood tone that symbolizes good luck.
Lychee wood Furniture
SG Home Furniture offers direct factory priced Lychee wood furniture in Singapore and we only use kiln-dried Lychee wood material for our furniture production. Our popular Lychee wood furniture in Singapore includes Lychee console table, bench and Lychee stools.