There’s an exotic charm to Bosetti’s wood / timber shutters, they have glamour in spades and they are as comfortable in a contemporary home as they are in a traditional setting. And, as an added benefit, they provide excellent insulation and light control. At Bosetti we firmly believe that Paulownia wood is by far the best option when considering timber shutters for two key reasons:
Paulownia wood is the lightest known timber other than balsa. It is around two thirds of the weight of the lightest commercial wood currently being grown in Europe. Paulownia wood is a third of the weight of Oak and half the weight of Pine.
Paulownia wood has the highest strength to weight ratios of any wood in the world.
Features & Benefits
- Paulownia is a deep-rooted tree with a well-developed root system. A properly maintained tree will yield one cubic meter of hardwood in 8 to 10 years, after which a new stem will shoot. A single plantation can therefore be harvested several times, providing a sustainable, renewable source of timber.
- Paulownia wood is knot free, which greatly reduces wastage and makes it a good choice for many buyers. Paulownia trees are disease resistant and have a high temperature resistance – making Paulownia wood almost bullet proof to the elements.
- Used in Asia for over 1,000 years, Paulownia is a very good insulator, has high temperature resistance and its combustion temperature is almost double that of many conventional hard and soft woods.
- Low shrinkage;
- Very good dimensional stability;
- Resistance to insect damage;
- Two coat poly paint which prevents cracking & peeling
- There is also a UV inhibitor in the paint to prevent any “yellowing” in the timber.
In real terms, it is widely acknowledged that Paulownia is the tree of the future and a great material to be used for timber plantation shutters!