Local craftsmen hand craft all of our furniture pieces at Bunny & Clyde. They use traditional wood working techniques and we have deliberately allowed these techniques to feature in the design detailing.
From the concealed fixings that keep the sides of our cots together requiring very little assembly, to the use of full extension soft-close blum hinges for our drawers, to the very strong traditional mortise and tenon joints used in the construction of the wooden furniture, we have combined expert craftsmanship with innovation to provide you with products that set ours apart from others.
Please take a moment to read this section about understanding handcrafted solid wooden furniture. It is hoped that it will provide you with a better understanding and appreciation of our products.
Handcrafted pieces should be seen as works of art. Individual craftsmen labour to express the excellence of their skills. The slight variations and imperfections of crafting by hand make each piece unique and this lends itself to a nostalgic character that we love so much at Bunny & Clyde.
Solid wood is an extraordinary and beautiful natural material. Just like people, no two pieces of wood are the same; Its’ colour, texture and grain are as individual as a person’s personality. As a natural element however, there are things that you should know and expect from your real hardwood furniture:
Natural Occurring Characteristics
Natural Occurring Characteristics such as knots and variations in grain, colour, and texture are a part of every piece of wood. These characteristics are what makes each piece unique.
Natural Movement will occur with all wood products. Wood will expand and contract with seasonal moisture level changes. This may give the appearance of surface checks and fine cracks – often around the knots of the wood. This should not be seen as a defect. Quality craftsmanship will make allowances for this movement, and it in no way affects the structural strength and integrity of the furniture.
Natural Colour Changes
Natural Colour Changes will occur to wood with exposure to both natural and artificial light.
It is our opinion that these characteristics, variations and slight imperfections serve only to enhance the beauty of the pieces; they make every item of furniture unique . So when you purchase a piece of furniture from Bunny & Clyde, you are purchasing a unique piece made exclusively for you to love for many years.
Natural products displaying any of these characteristics are not defective and cannot be exchanged for the same item.