- Forum: General Discussion
The Chinese would doubtless be pleased for the furniture to have been produced from Paulownia kawakami (Saphire Dragon), a (previously) economic timber in China but which is now regarded as critically endangered. Timber has a beautiful, light coloured texture and is prized in ornamental work. I have a couple growing that I'll use for this purpose when time permits. As noted previously however, no such romantic circumstance in modern stores.