The finer details on our reclaimed ranges

  • Carefully hand crafted from solid reclaimed timbers using traditional carpentry methods
  • No veneers
  • The factory is fully FSC certified and is a member of the rainforest alliance
  • Manufacturing process environmentally sustainable because it is 100% reclaimed timbers meaning we’re not cutting down forests all over the world saving thousands of hectares of new forest.
  • Skin wood finish - describes a product with a rough surface, achieved through treating smooth wood over a number of days to raise the grain above surface
  • Skin wood is achieved by sanding in between coats and using dry-brushing techniques to apply the glaze. Adding character and depth to the furniture and creating a unique charm. This is all done by hand.
  • Everything is 100% reclaimed meaning that all of the wood used has served its life as something else and gives that truly unique feel
  • The colour on the tops of the product is achieved through multi-step finishing process

FAQ's about timber, social responsibility, carpentry, finishes & the look


ABOUT TIMBER

Q: What kind of timber do you use?
A: The wood we reclaim is mostly larch, pine, fir and assorted semi hardwoods from the Northern Hemisphere.


Q: Where do you get your timber from?
A: Most of our timber is obtained from discarded packing crates, dismantled buildings and old pallets. It is a raw material which in the past would have been burned.


Q: Are the holes in your timber the result of wood worm?
A: No, there is no wood worm in our timber because we select only the best pieces for manufacturing. The holes are nail holes from the timber’s previous life.

 


ABOUT SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY

Q: What kind of glass do you use in display cabinets?
A: We always use tempered glass to ensure no one will be injured in the unlucky event of a breakage


Q: Will your metal parts and handles become rusty?
A: No. Coming from the coastal city of Sydney, Ian was particularly aware of this problem and designed a method of ensuring it doesn’t occur.


Q: Where are your products made?
A: All our products are made in Vietnam using traditional joinery techniques and hand-brushed, multi-step finishes.


ABOUT CARPENTRY

Q: Why do you choose to use traditional joinery methods?
A: Because only traditional joinery allows the wood the flexibility to breathe and adjust itself without splitting or otherwise becoming damaged when subjected to different temperatures and climates.


Q: Do you ever use plywood or MDF in the base of drawers or as back panels?
A: No, never. It is important to us that we use high quality, properly treated timber throughout.


ABOUT FINISHES

Q: What type of finishing materials do you use on your products?
A: We mostly use high quality water based finishing materials, and nitrocellulose without formaldehyde.


Q: The finish on your products looks like it is raw timber, why don’t you apply a top coat on the product to protect it?
A: We deliberately give our furniture a natural look and feel, but in fact this is only achieved through a multi-step finishing process. If you spill water on one of our surfaces you will see that it can’t permeate the sealed wood.


Q: Why do you use hand-brushing techniques?
A: Because the automatic spraying system couldn’t preserve the attractive imperfections of the wood. We aim to achieve a natural look on all our products in order to bring warmth to your home.


ABOUT THE LOOK OF RECLAIMED WOOD

Q: I like your designs and finishes, but I don’t like the nail holes or the marks on the wood. Can I have your products without the nail holes and marks?
A: Because our timber is recycled most of it bears the marks of its previous life. We believe this enriches the finishes and adds great character to the designs.