MANY LAYERS FOR LIGHTNESS AND STRENGTH
Plywood is a semi-finished material made from different layers of
wood glued together with their fibers crosswise to each other. The
standard-sized panels are sawed to make the components.
The panels we use are E1 certified, meaning that the amount of formaldeheyde
in the glue is limited in accordance with ecological standards in
We use 12 mm thick yesquero plywood for most of our furniture.
All of the components for the TotemBuild system and some products
in our plywood series are made from birch plywood cut by laser. This
technology leaves a burnt edge caused by the laser.
Birch and yesquero are similar in terms of color and veining, and
can be used together because it is almost impossible to distinguish
you choose plywood…
All of our plywood furniture is sold in kits which include the finish.
The finish can be natural and colorless, or colorful in vibrant red,
yellow or orange. Applying the finish is simple and can be done at
home. You can be creative, coloring just some parts or using a combination
of different colors.
The finish is made of natural oils that protect and highlight the
wood, also allowing for maintenance in the event of scratches or spots,
since you can sand and refinish just the damaged area.
It is applied to the surface before the components are assembled and
it is not to be diluted. It should be mixed with a stick and applied
with a clean cotton rag, from top to bottom. After about an hour,
anything residue that has not been absorbed is removed using a second
clean and dry rag. (The rags are to be rinsed and then THROWN AWAY
There is also a great range of dimensions. The birch plywood panels
can be cut by laser and used to create truly strong structures. see
Compared to traditional furniture
- easy to assemble
- can be assembled and taken apart many times, without wearing out
- lightweight (appreciated especially when you move!)
- occupies little space when unassembled
- you just need a piece of sandpaper to fix any damage
- doesn’t deteriorate since there is no chipboard
- single components can be replaced and or colored.
- they are strong, even if the wood is just 12mm thick, the jointing
is reduced to a minimum and the metal parts are eliminated.
WOOD is natural, made from planks of different thicknesses
and types. After the planks are cut and dried, they are used to prepare
All of the wood we use comes from forests or plantations where the
harvesting is planned and controlled by local governmental agencies
and certification agencies which guarantee that the ecosystem is protected
(see Corporate Social Responsibility) [LINK]
The two essences we use come from forests in the Amazon region of
Al momento realizziamo i nostri prodotti massello con due diverse
essenze, entrambe provenienti dalle foreste a clima temperato della
regione amazzonica boliviana.
you choose solid wood…
Similar to oak,
roble is a porous wood with rich veining which can vary from very
dark to more subtle, from brown to reddish.
Tajibo is unlike other essences, it vaguely recalls walnut or rosewood
but it is much heavier and stronger with closed, compact pores. It
can have light colored veins or reddish/purple stripes.
The finishes for these two essences are different:
Furniture made from tajibo is treated with oil and wax, which emphasize
the veining and the colors without altering the characteristics and
leaving the surface opaque. Just wipe clean with a damp cloth. The
oil and wax finish should be reapplied every 6 months.
Furniture in roble, does not need any finish. The wood resists perfectly
over time, and becomes even lighter when exposed to the sun. A water-based
finish can be applied, to protect it from bleaching. The water-based
paints need not be reapplied.
Our solid wood furniture does not contain any formaldeheyde traces,
and if glue is used it is vinyl glue.
The mattress supports are in solid wood, using a lighter wood called
yesquero. They are meant to be used as the base for either traditional
mattresses- we suggest ones made of latex or polyurethane or futons.
- our solid wood furniture is made from the strongest materials available
- furniture made from tajibo is finished with three hands of natural,
linseed oil finish
- we don’t stain our wood, the dark color is the natural color
of the wood
- the sizing is designed to be ergonomic and functional- for example,
the beds are 26 to 30 cm high, adding the width of the mattress they
become 43 cm high, the same height as the seat of a chair.