It has always been our focus to produce furniture that is long lasting, that’s why we take great care in selecting high quality materials for our products.
From our upholstery, which we make here in Cuckney, to our outdoor furniture, we work with high grade materials which will stand up to the rigours and demands of the contemporary home.
We have covered below, common points we are asked with regards to the materials we use.
Timber – In the main, our indoor wooden furniture is manufactured in Indonesia.
We use the term Natural hardwood (on lines such as Shoreditch chairs & coffee tables) as a layman’s term. The wood itself is called Meh wood, which is little heard of. We use this wood for it’s strength, colouring and appearance. Meh wood can have large grain variations from light to dark, these are to be expected and are part of the look of the timber.
Both our natural hardwood and plantation teak are produced in Indonesia by manufacturers we have long standing relationships with. Any timber exported from Indonesia needs to comply with strict FLEGT & EUTR regulations to ensure the legality of the timber.
On certain items such as coffee tables, dining tables and some bedroom furniture you will see we use a protective oil treatment. This is a subtle but very effective treatment which adds a protective, breathable layer to the wood without altering the colour too much.
As well as our natural hardwood items, our Rib chairs and the Tenby range come in Oiled Oak which, as the name suggests is solid oak with an oiled treatment to seal the wood.
We work with the highest quality synthetic weaves possible.
This is an extremely strong, UV resistant material that can be left outside all year round, requiring only a little maintenance. An annual wash with soapy water or a jet wash will suffice. Please note, when we refer to the weave being peel, this is the broader flat weave, when we use the term core this is the strand type weave.
The metal framework of our woven outdoor chairs is generally powder coated aluminium. We use a thicker gauge of aluminium than the standard domestic grade, for extra strength and durability.
Our wooden outdoor furniture is made from high grade plantation teak. This valuable timber has an extremely high oil content and is perfect for outdoor use. When teak is exposed to the elements, it will eventually turn to an attractive silver grey colour.
Outdoor teak can be very low maintenance, an annual jet wash or clean with wire wool and soapy water will keep your furniture in good condition.
Should you want to retain the original colour of the wood, products such as teak oil or a UV protection oil can help with this, however this will usually require an annual treatment depending on the product.