Oak Furniture & Homewares
I am proud to be working with a talented wood craftsman here in Christchurch, who hand makes our solid wood tables, shelves & benches, enabling us to create original designs exclusive to Ico Traders. We create standard sizing for stock but can also make bespoke pieces to your own specifications.
Mixing wood and wire together, we have created a range of simple designs of premium quality, handcrafted furniture, that has both style & function. The American White Oak we use is sustainably grown and harvested in the eastern states. It is kiln dried and graded before being exported to New Zealand.
Brought in as rough sawn boards in a variety of thicknesses, widths and lengths, they have to be cut to specification and machined to reveal the grain. The boards are then hand-selected and matched to create consistent colour and grain pattern once the piece has been created. The timber is machine sanded, then by hand to obtain a flawless surface. All larger tables have metal inserts underneath to ensure they never EVER warp. Once smooth the Oak is sealed, resanded & lastly, a non-toxic lacquer is applied for a longlasting finish. For commercial projects, we can use a 2 pac finish on request.
CARING FOR YOUR QUALITY FURNITURE
A little love goes a long way!
Silicone free finish is a non-toxic product. It is very durable & is applied with care and attention to every detail. However, the New Zealand climate can be harsh and there are certain steps you can take to prolong the life of your beautiful natural product. Coasters and placemats will help reduce wear and tear. As timber is a natural product, direct sunlight will cause damage just like it does to our skin, so avoid placing your pieces in direct heat and sun where possible.
Light Cleaning: use a soft dry microfiber cloth or feather duster. All spills should be cleaned immediately. General Cleaning: use a microfiber cloth and mild detergent. Remove residual detergent with a damp cloth. Dry the surface with a soft clean dry cloth to remove all water and to reduce streaking. Subdued Gloss Surface (Satin or Semi Gloss): Sprayglow furniture polish may be used to preserve a deep lustrous, no shine glow. Silicone free it is specially formulated with just the right blend of natural oils and waxes to enrich the coating. MIROWAX Wood Finishing Wax is a natural wax polish that produces a low gloss finish.