the scandinavian chair consists of a forged and riveted folding metal frame. the two piece wooden seat is tapered for comfort and prevents water accumulation. a single steam-bent broad wooden backrest with a cut-out hand hold provides a support. see the scandinavian armchair for related products. design – unknown, 19th C european availability: 3-7 days suitable for outdoors.
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timber slats are secured to the metal frame with sold brass or stainless steel screws.
grown and milled locally in knysna (south africa) it is regarded as an alien timber. karri is a hard dense, stringy timber, light pinkish brown to dark brown in colour, which assumes an attractive silver grey colour in approx. 6 months when left untreated and exposed to the elements
an australian timber which is a highly regarded hard wood, renown for its use in extreme conditions outside. extremely stable and naturally resistant to boring insects. it is a dark reddish brown to light brown and pink in colour. it will assume a silver grey colour similar to that of teak in approx. 18 months, when left untreated and exposed to the elements. it has a longer lifespan than karri.
metal components are acid-dipped and left to oxidise (rust).
they are brushed down and coated with a waxsealer to prevent brush off marks.
NOTE: this finish will leave rust marks on paving and is not recommended for coastal situations.
metal components are hot dip galvanised, but unpainted.
they are bright and silver when new, but soon assume a soft lead grey colour as they age.
this finish is recommended for furniture in close proximity to the sea.