Inside the DTC Woodshop
July 22nd, 2011
Earlier this summer, I spent my first day in the Danish Teak Classics wood shop, where seemingly impossible furniture transformations occur. Our talented team has years of experience restoring teak and other woods to reveal storied patinas and prepare our vintage furniture for another leg of life. The depth of their knowledge comes from education and experience in producing their own pieces and studying the construction techniques of masters. Now, I cannot reveal all of the secret tips and tricks to removing stains, minimizing gouges and stabilizing joints, but I can tell you that each piece is evaluated and treated using a hand-selected series of treatments.
The restoration team marches to the beat of their own drum and, occasionally, ACDC’s drums. Jason leads this team, ensuring each task is delegated to the appropriate talent. The day I visited, I was put to work! (naturally) I scrubbed, sanded and oiled amidst the best. I was able to see wobbly joints repaired and restructured and creative solutions be employed to reduce signs of aggressive use in furniture. As Danish Modern furniture was traditionally constructed with high-quality craftsmanship, the pieces can withstand years of wear.
If you’ve ever shopped with us, you know about our large inventory of yet-to-be restored furniture and you may have even taken a guided trip into the warehouse where this furniture is stored. For many of our customers, this is the most exciting part of the Danish Teak Classics experience. When you shop the warehouse, you are required to have a sense of imagination: to imagine a lounge chair with new upholstery, to imagine a coffee table without its current water ring. Then the restoration team takes that imagined potential and makes it reality.
To shop the warehouse, stop by the showroom or call ahead to make an appointment. To inquire about the restoration possibilities of your own vintage pieces, e-mail photos to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Anne Klemm for Danish Teak Classics