There are mainly two classes of wood used by SARB Furniture Industry. One is Solid wood and the other is Processed Wood. The Solid woods are seasoned in order it to be sturdy and aesthetically appealing, however, there are very few seasoning plants in Bangladesh and SARB is one of them is owned by SARB itself. The processed wood on the other hand needs a good lacquer/coating facility, which is also accomplished by the SARB Furniture Industry in a magnificent way.
The chief raw materials used are wood, laminated board, wrought iron furniture, and processed wood & medium density fiber wood, particle board and local bamboo. However, most of these materials are imported. Of the woods; Teak, Gamare and Hardwood come from Africa and Indonesia, while Barma teak comes from Myanmar.
The timber used in the industry is available from local forestry and import sources however, due to an increase in reforestation and government enforced protective forest zones; SARB maintains FSC matter in all the aspects of procurement.