Fronts in Douglas Fir
The fronts and worktop in our UP range are designed by Lendager Group, an architecture company specializing in sustainability. They suggested re-using surplus material from the Danish high-end flooring company, Dinesen.
UP solid wood
The UP solid wood fronts are made from Douglas Fir, cut-offs from Dinesen floorboards. The fronts are treated with white oil and this should be re-applied regularly to keep the fronts saturated. The grain direction of the wood is horizontal on the fronts and vertical on cover panels, and variations in the colour of the different boards and grains should be expected. These subtle differences in colour contribute to the unique nature of this design. All wood changes when exposed to UV light and this Douglas fir will turn more red/grey as it ages. It can take approximately 9-12 months before the wood settles to its final colour, depending on the levels of light intensity that it’s exposed to.
As the solid fir fronts can only be made 40 cm high due to the bending/curving of the wood in higher fronts, the higher doors in a kitchen should be veneer fronts. The veneer is sliced from the same cut-offs from Dinesen floorboards as the solid wood fronts are constructed of, so aesthetically they go together with the solid pine fronts.
Specific for UP range, the white oil used is by Junckers; " Rustic oil" in "white". All information about care and maintenance are described in below link.