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Wood species in the ÉGÉE collection

Mon Petit Meuble Français does not import wood. All the wood used in our furniture comes from sustainably managed, PEFC-certified French forests. The surface area of French forests "has doubled since the 19th century" (historian Martine Chalvet) and is now as large as it was in the Middle Ages. We do not contribute to the deforestation of tropical forests, nor do we transport trees thousands of kilometers by boat or plane.


French ash tree

Ash is the main wood in the ÉGÉE Scandinavian collection


With its white or grey-white, slightly pearly appearance, it fits in well with the codes of clean Scandinavian design, a style taken up and adapted for our ÉGÉE collection. This species offers furniture with a very soft hue and magnificent grain 💚! It's a hard wood that resists impact well, so much so that it's used for field hockey sticks.

Its leaves can be used in the composition of the so-called "centenarian tea" to combat joint pain. The finishes of this collection feature natural ash with a very lightly bleached finish, which homogenizes the appearance of the various pieces of solid wood that make up the furniture and are naturally heterogeneous in their intensity of gray and white areas. Only the parts from the edge of the top to the knee of the furniture leg are lacquered in color, a finish known as "short pants".

In addition to its many intrinsic qualities, ash thrives in the northern hemisphere, particularly in France's Massif Central and western regions.



French oak: a royal choice


In addition to ash, Mon Petit Meuble Français offers standard furniture in solid and veneered oak, such as the secretary desk and the rectangular dining table. Renowned for centuries and established by Louis XIV, oak retains excellent hardness and strength properties, ensuring long-lasting, heavy-duty furniture! Its grain is more pronounced than ash and its natural color greyer. Highly prized throughout the world, and transformed on the other side of the world into parquet flooring and then returned to Europe, prices for this French species have exploded in recent years. The initial investment is higher, but will pay for itself over several decades.

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