The making of dk3 furniture
We create furniture pieces shaped and crafted by true enthusiasts, always with the ambition to unite the finest carpentry traditions with modern and classic furniture design through the fusion of timeless steel or brass components and high quality wood. The love for organic material and uncompromising focus on quality is evident throughout the entire process, from the first design sketches to the manufacturing in the carpentries, where the furniture is finished and surface treated by hand.
We offer our furniture in various wood types such as oak, walnut and elm. The oak comes from plantations in Europe, and the elm and the walnut are American. After having grown in the forest for approximately 200 years, the trees are felled, cut lengthwise into planks and placed on sticks to dry covered for about 2 years. After drying on sticks, the wood is oven-dried for approximately 8 weeks, until a moisture content of about 8-10% is achieved, which is required in order to use the wood for furniture production.
The walnut and oak either comes in a "normal" or "wild" version. "Wild" is defined as planks, where the natural structure of the tree is more visible than on the "normal" version. Natural structure can be shakes, mirror, irregular colours, drying stripes, knots, cracks, etc.
Most of our tables have a table top with a thickness of 4 cm, and some are slightly thinner. Some of the table tops are made of glued sticks of the same width, and some are made of glued sticks in random widths. Additionally, we have our TREE TABLE, which, in oak, is always made of two full planks taken from the same tree, whereas the version in walnut is made of several broad sticks glued together.
Our marble table tops are made of honed Nero Marquina marble (Marmol Negro), extracted from the Markina region in Northern Spain. It is a high quality, black marble with white veins and fine, compact grains. It is one of the most renowned Spanish marbles, and has achieved worldwide recognition because of its genuine black colour.
Marble is a rock composed of crystallized limestone. The creation process takes millions of years, and is caused by special temperature-, pressure- and friction related conditions.
Overall, there are two types of marble finishes; honed marble and polished marble. The honed marble has been sanded in a way that gives it a matt look and a smooth surface, less shiny than the polished marble.