Timber ceiling fans, especially those with warm and or dark finishes, are among the top popular choices for ceiling fans in humble rural homes and beach-style establishments. The natural allure of lumber portrays the lively and fresh atmosphere of cosy earth, far from the usual modern or machine-influenced styles famed in city homes and apartments. Browse our collection and find the timber ceiling fan that meets your demands.
In general cases, timber and wood can mean the same. However, for ceiling fans in our collection, we will make a special distinction between the two.
To elaborate, wooden ceiling fans in our repertoire are fans with housing or blades made from any type of solid wood - oak, birch, pine, bamboo, teak, mahogany, and maple to name a few. These materials can be sanded, waxed, coated, or finished in any way possible to keep moisture out and extend its probable lifetime. Many of our wooden ceiling fans are also bedroom ceiling fans, but some can also be considered outdoor ceiling fans due to their high UL rating.
On the other hand, timber ceiling fans aren’t restricted to the type of material used for their parts. They can be made from solid wood like wooden ceiling fans, but in essence, ceiling fans classified into this category mainly have a timber-looking finish. If you find a ceiling fan with wood-like blades but their product description entails that it’s made of ABS plastic, then it’ll be categorised as a timber ceiling fan on our website. There are also ceiling fans in this collection that have metal blades that looked like painted lumber or fiberboards that seem like freshly sanded tree planks.
Tips Regarding Timber Ceiling Fans
Consider buying multiple ceiling fans for a room: Any room deserves an appropriate timber ceiling fan of the right size. Small rooms of around 20 square metres and below need ceiling fans with a 48-inch blade span or less to provide ample amount to air circulation. For larger rooms, there are ceiling fans that have a 60-inch to 100-inch blade span. However, if you’re considering these types of fans for your indoor space, might as well consider installing multiple ceiling fans. This would prevent having an off-looking proportion between your ceiling fan and your furnishings while still providing the same efficient performance that a large ceiling fan can do.
Look for the efficacy label of the ceiling fan for a cost-effective purchase: Most appliances nowadays have an efficacy label, usually measured in CFM per watts or cubic feet per minute per watt, as a metric in determining how efficient is the device’s performance. Naturally, timber ceiling fans also have this tag, and it would be best to find one that has higher efficacy labels.
Clean your timber ceiling fan regularly: If you like to enjoy a clean and crisp airflow from your timber ceiling fan rather than a cloud full of dust while ensuring that your ceiling fan will have a longer life, then it’s best to regularly clean them using a feather duster, some baby wipes, or a clean dry cloth. “Regularly” can mean once or twice a month, depending on your personal preference. Aside from dusters and cloths, you can also use some cleaners, degreasers, and polishes to wipe away stubborn dirt and grease from top to bottom. A word of caution though - timber, depending on the treatment and finish it passed through, can be vulnerable to some liquid cleaners so ensure that your chosen cleaner will not damage the timber parts of the ceiling fan first before using it for cleaning. If you dislike the dusting or wiping methods, simply use a vacuum cleaner with an extension attachment and suck away the dirt from the wooden ceiling fan. Remember to wear a face cover if you are sensitive to dust or have breathing issues like asthma. But before you do any of this, make sure that your ceiling fan is off and disconnected from the power source! Simply plug it out of the socket, or turn off the particular part of your primary fuse container that is connected to the fan and you’re good to go.
Ponder on the number of fan blades: In certain cases, the number of fan blades drastically affect the performance of the ceiling fan. This is precisely a concern for timber ceiling fans, as timber blades are often solid and weighty, adding a considerable load to the ceiling fan motor in comparison to other fan models like modern ceiling fans. Numerous fan blades may also result in a gentler airflow and a quieter operation but greater power consumption for the same reason. However, manufacturers are slowly solving this concern, and with time, the only reason why people will ponder on the number of blades for their timber ceiling fan is due to their aesthetic preferences.
Found a timber ceiling fan you like? If not, feel free to browse Zest Lighting’s well-curated collection of timber ceiling fans in various themes and sizes. Contact us for enquiries or read our blog and FAQ pages for immediate answers.