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Pieces of furniture manufactured from whole slabs of solid acacia wood
DURABLE FINISH PERFORMED IN CANADA
At Corcoran, each table from our NATURE collection boasts a top carved from a single solid acacia plank. This wood, needs to be given several treatments in order to reveal all its beauty. What are the steps that the cabinetmaker follows to get the impeccable product that is shipped to your home? Here below you can take a look at his daily routine.
STEP # 1: DRYING
Wood is a living material that reacts to the changes in the air around it by expanding or contracting. When acacia planks are brought from Thailand, their humidity is high and needs to be lowered. In order to do so, they’re placed in a special room where they get dry for at least one month. This way, the wood loses the excess of humidity it absorbed while stored in its country of origin, and adapts to our weather conditions. Sometimes this process might result in small fissures which will be filled in later.
STEP # 2: FILLING
This step aims to fill in any fissures that appeared during the drying step. The cabinetmaker uses an epoxy resin to fill in the fissures. This special product strengthens the split areas and enhances the look of the table as well.
STEP # 3: SANDING
Using a polisher, the cabinetmaker smooths out any imperfections on the wood to make it completely even and soft to the touch.
STEP # 4: FINISHING
Once the epoxy is dry, the cabinetmaker applies solvent-free food-safe hard wax oil in order to prime and harden the surface. This finish highlights the grain and hue of acacia wood, in all its tropical beauty.
There you go. Your table is now ready for packaging and then to be shipped to your home!