Wood is a fantastic building material as it is both light and has a high load-bearing capacity. It
is flexible and can be easily rebuilt and added to, which means that wooden kitchens can have a very
long life. Through photosynthesis, the growing trees store carbon dioxide in the form of carbon
compounds. Trees and soil also emit some carbon dioxide, but they absorb significantly more. From a
climate point of view, it is therefore better to farm the forest and use the wood than to leave the
forest untouched. The carbon dioxide stored in the trees then remains throughout the tree's
lifetime, even after it has become a wood product.
More on the life-cycle of forestry products here.
The frame is made of 20
mm knotty glue laminated (glulam) pine. Knots are the branches of the tree and occur naturally
in this material. The appearance of the knot varies greatly and may also contain small cracks.
knot is resinous and therefore difficult to "block" when painting. All cracks and other marks
filled as carefully as possible before painting. Some small natural deviations in the surface
remain and become part of the wood's identity. We use traditional knot varnish in two layers and
base colour. Two layers of water-based paint in gloss 20 or 40 are added to this.
Solid wood is a living material. It is affected by external conditions such as moisture and
drought. Solid wood is a material that contains knots and may also contain color deviations.
that our trunk material can look a little different depending on where the tree has grown and
the conditions were like where it grew. If you are looking for perfection and small material
tolerances, you may have to think twice about whether a solid wood kitchen is for you.
DOOR AND DRAWER FRONTS
Despite all the advantages of building in solid wood, there are some things to take into account.
The most important characteristic is that wood is alive and therefore moves over time. It can swell,
shrink and settle. Over the years a number of designs and ideas have been developed for how to avoid
this and how to create a flat material that does not move. The mirror door is a classic example of
this. We have chosen to manufacture our doors and drawer fronts in deep milled MDF, Medium Density Fibreboard. It
is a board made up of fine wood fibers that have been pressed tightly together to create a durable
and completely flat material.
IN SOLID WOOD
Solid wood can twist a little and create small adjustment needs. Since the door is mounted on
Blum hinges, this is easily done if necessary. When the material is produced, small air pockets
are sometimes formed that can appear when sawing the exact dimensions of the door. When the door
or drawer front is cut, dark areas inside the pine can sometimes appear. This is a natural
process inside the pine. The material has a lathed veneer similar to that of plywood.
This veneer usually has a lively wooden pattern with alternating lighter and darker parts,
knotting can also be partially visible.
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