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 Ico designs with standard sizing and also bespoke pieces to your own specifications.
Mixing wood and wire together, we have created a range of simple designs with style, quality and purpose. 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 give consistent colour and grain pattern and once the piece has been created, they are both machine and hand to obtain a flawless surface. All larger tables have metal inserts underneath to ensure they never EVER warp. Lastly, all items have lacquer applied in the spray booth, for a longlasting finish. For commercial projects, we can use a 2 pac finish on request.
A little love & attention advice:
The lacquer finish is very durable for most situations and care and attention is taken with 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.
Some styles require a small amount of assembly to screw legs on.