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How do we make our products of exotic wood and precious metals

How do we make our products of exotic wood and precious metals

 

In this article, we will tell you what the different types of trees symbolize, how wooden items are made, and in what package you will receive them from our studio. This will help you choose the most suitable ones for you or for the person you want to give them to.

 

CONTENTS

 

  • The symbolism of different types of trees
  • How we started making our unique items of wood and precious metals
  • How the wood is prepared
  • How the wood is processed
  • How wood is connected to the metal
  • Final products

 

 

 
Each tree has its own symbolism and divine meaning

 

We start with the symbolism of the wood that is best-liked by our clients.

 

Walnut. There are legends about it. It is believed that, in Ancient Greece, the walnut fruit was the food of the gods. The Hellenes believed that it brought happiness and personified fertility. There is a belief that when a young family regularly consumes walnuts, more boys are born. And, according to Saint Augustine, the walnut is a symbol of Jesus Christ.

 

Cherry. It symbolizes love and harmony in the family. Its fruit, besides being tasty, is also beneficial for the body. In the past, cherries were believed to be a panacea for many diseases. The homeland of the cherry tree is China. In the 1st century AD, the Romans attacked an Asian port. There, their commander saw a cherry blossom for the first time. He was so impressed by its beauty that he took a cherry sapling as a gift to his emperor.

 

Oak. It symbolizes resilience, goodness and truth. It is believed that oak sharpens a person's intuition and connection with their soul, thus helping them make the right decisions. In the cultures of many peoples, the oak tree symbolizes mother earth and is therefore considered sacred.

 

Sycamore. In Bulgarian folklore, it symbolizes male strength. According to old legends, the sycamore tree protects against evil forces and natural disasters. They planted it in holy places because it could ward off all evil. A beautiful white-wood tree.

 

Wenge. Its homeland is West Africa. Wenge is a very expensive type of wood. Its core is thick and heavy, with an unusual dark-brown colour of the texture, with reddish or yellowish shades, and black stripes. Its processing is very difficult, requires precision and a high level of concentration.

 

All types of wood are beautiful and each has its own spiritual benefits, it is important to choose the one you like the best.

 

How did we start making our unique dishes of wood and precious metals?

 

Coincidentally or not, our acquaintance with master-woodcarvers played an important role in this.

 

 

 

 

Impressed by the beauty and shapes of their works, we decided to include wood in the making of our products and combine it with precious metals. It was a real challenge – to connect the living wood, which changes with the humidity of the air, with the hard and cold metals.

 

Let us tell you how we do it.

 

The wood we work with comes with a quality certificate. It ensures that the policy is followed to avoid trade in illegal logging, timber from protected areas and from places where traditional and civil fundamental rights are violated.

 

 

 

 

The wood comes in different-sized logs. They are pre-treated, dried in chambers and dewormed. We check the humidity with a hygrometer on site. If necessary, the material is left for some time to dry further, so that its moisture is within the norms.

 

 

 

 

When all the indicators are within the limits of the requirements, the actual preparation for its processing begins.

 

Wood processing

 

We cut the slabs into rectangles of the size needed to make the relevant item. Then we glue the cut pieces together. To avoid tension in the wood, we leave the glued details for two or three days, so the fine veins can relax. The next stage is to cut them into cylinders. After this treatment, we leave them again for a few days, for additional relaxation, and only then, we turn them into the desired shapes. The process is long, but this way of working protects the wood from future cracking.

 

 

 

 

We finish the wooden details with numerous manual operations. The surface must be smooth and without any irregularities.

 

 

 

 

The final operations are staining, priming and varnishing. We make them with water-based materials, which are certified by their manufacturers for their safety.

 

Joining wood to metal

 

While we wait for the additional drying of the wood between individual operations, we prepare the metal parts to which we will add the already-finished wooden elements. Metal is processed in a completely different way than wood. Fitting individual details is an important and complex process. The clearances that we must leave between the two materials are very important so that the wood does not crack or loosen. We combine the exotic wood with silver, gold or copper.

 

 

 

 

One of the most difficult models to make in this category is the wooden jug. Its shape is complex, we make it from several parts. The inner part is made of copper. After all the treatments, this metal part is 24K gold plated. The pre-made wooden parts are placed on it and are attached to the container. We could use silver instead of copper.

 

 

 

 

The already-assembled and finished product undergoes a final check before being placed in a luxury box.

 

When creating these exotic wood-and-metal models, we thought long and hard about every element, every shape and curve. The height and diameter of the cups are important so that the aroma of the drink can be best felt. We also wanted them to feel heavy and stable in the hand.

 

 

 

 

The final products

 

We know what emotions unwrapping a gift brings, how important all the little details are and how they increase the excitement with the surprise. Therefore, each of our products is placed in a luxury box, which also contains a certificate with a description of the product and a leaflet with photos and information about some of our other products. When a client receives their order at our studio, we add a beautiful gift bag to the box. You receive your present ready to go.

 

 

 

 

To make the effect of the present even stronger, we offer you a luxury brass plaque on which we can write your message to the recipient. This additional touch helps you personalise your gift.

 

 

 

Our works are not ordinary objects. They arouse joy and admiration in their owners. When we create them, we put our hearts and souls into them, our skills and professionalism. Our goal is to create a beautiful and useful item that is unique and brings great excitement to you and the person you will please.

 

 

 

 

You leave a unique emotional memory with the people to whom you give our products. They will remember your gesture.

 

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