Special information regarding TREE TABLE
The solid wood which dk3TREE TABLE is made from is a natural product that can get a rye surface or even bend slightly due to changing humidity or when exposed to direct sunlight. Solid wood should therefore not be exposed to direct sunlight or heat from radiators, etc., since it (in the worst case) can lead to the wood splitting apart. The humidity should be at the normal 30-60%, and it should not vary too much or quickly. You also should not put very hot objects directly on your TREE TABLE or cover it with airtight materials. You should in the first 4 weeks not put ornaments on your TREE TABLE, as it can lead to differences in colour on the surface.
TREE TABLE is made of wooden planks that contain natural outer edge and filled cracks, knots and holes. The tabletop of smoked oak and walnut will always be made of several broad rods glued together, but always as wide planks as possible. The light oak planks are always made of two full planks taken from the same tree.
Because of the very wide planks uneven surfaces can occur, and the table top is prone to cracking, especially in the winter and especially at the end of the planks. In addition the planks may twist slightly. Although the planks are always made from the same tree, there will in most cases be differences between the two planks.
From forest to ... TREE TABLE
The approximately 200 years old trees are felled - often in southern Germany. The trunks are cut lengthwise into planks and placed on a stick - to covered drying for about 2 years. Then the wood is oven dried for about 8 weeks down to a moisture content of about 8-10%, so the tree can be used for furniture production. We get the whole tree trunks home, cut into large 52mm thick planks. A tree trunk, depending on size, often has 8-12 planks. The top and bottom planks are too narrow to use for a plank table, when entire planks are required. The widest planks are the planks in the middle, called marrow planks, where the wood over time has drawn its nourishment up through and these are always cracked all the way through and can not be used for table tops. This leaves us with 4-6 planks per. tree trunk that can actually be used for TREE TABLE. Drying stripes may occur. These are lines / splotches that appear during drying. Drying stripes will decrease over time, when the table is in the living room / home.
Knots of different shapes and sizes occur. Sometimes these knots split when the tree is cut. Therefore, some knot holes can be very elongated, and not round as expected. This is not an error. The knots are placed different on each plank as the branches are located very different. Therefore, there may well be several more knots on one plank than on the other.
Shakes / dry cracks: thick planks dry faster on the outside than in the center. As the wood shrinks when drying, the center does not shrink as fast as the outside, and thus, these shakes / dry scratches occur. This is not considered an error. Similarly, there may appear end cracks, since the end of the planks are also more subjected to rapid drying than the rest of the plank.
We fill knots, cracks and branch holes with black "filler". There may be small holes in the filling itself. We fill very small cracks and shakes with colour-neutral plastic filler.
For care and maintenance, please see our care instructions.