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Come and grab some at 740 Jane Street, in the back. We also have a good selection of small hardwood offcuts for table and charcuterie board projects, and small hardwood pieces for giving away! Contact us to ensure we are at the shop before dropping in: 416-795-7851
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Saturday June 17th, 12-4pm - 740 Jane St, Unit 2
Unfinished hardwood pieces for DIY projects like carved spoons, charcuterie boards, side tables and dining tables STARTING AT $5
The surface of a Junction Wood furniture piece has been finely sanded to leave an extremely soft and smooth hand feel. You haven’t felt anything like this before! We prefer to show off the natural surface of the wood. For this reason, we don’t typically seal wood tables with varnish or lacquer. Instead, we opt for a smooth, natural and foodsafe hardwax oil. This oil protects the wood and leaves a smooth, luxurious finish that is VOC free and does not contain harsh chemicals like those found in wood sealers and lacquers.
HARDWAX OIL is a protective finish that consists of 3 layers of wax oil produced from natural components. This product is made with a combination of natural oils and waxes including wax of carnauba palm tree. Hardwax oil easily penetrates into wood pores, deeply saturating the wood, strengthening and protecting it from ill effects of moisture, dirt and the elements. This wax create a hard protective film on the wood surface that oxidizes and dries out in open air. Aside from moisture defense, this finish protects the wood surface from wearing.
Due to changing humidity and temperatures, your wood furniture will slightly swell and dry through the seasons. To keep your wood furniture moisturized and protected, we recommend using a natural wood oil regularly (every 1-3 months or as needed). See our post on Wood Oils for some suggestions.
Keep ‘cleaning’ the table to a minimum, opting for wiping with a dry or damp soft cloth. A little gentle dish soap should remove most debris if needed. In general, stay away from anything in a spray bottle (cleaners, disinfectant sprays) unless they specifically say they are for wood. These products can be unnecessarily drying. Murphy’s oil soap is a great product for deep cleaning that doesn’t dry out a wood surface. After a deep clean, always follow up with a moisturizing wood oil.
REPAIR AND REFINISHING
In case more dramatic repair or refinishing is needed (deep scratches, abrasions, stains), the table can be lightly sanded and another light coat of hardwax oil can be applied. This is a simple process that does not involve complete refinishing, sanding and oiling the entire table like many dining table repairs.
To keep your wood furniture moisturized and protected, we recommend using a wood oil to keep your wood surface looking its best. Keeping wood properly moisturized prolongs the life of your wood furniture.
JUNCTION WOOD WOOD TONIC
Wood tonic is handmade in small batches. It is the result of years of research and experimentation with many types of oils. The final recipe is a blend of natural oils that effectively moisturize and add lustre to any wood surface. This oil is food safe, and extremely useful on cutting boards and butcher blocks as well. The oil has been scented with high quality essential oils (lemon, sage and thyme) which also have antimicrobial qualities. Wood Tonic is available through our workshop, website or pop-up shows in 60 or 120 ml bottles.
WHITE MINERAL OIL
High grade white mineral oils work well to keep wood moisturized, and are a woodworker’s staple. This is a petroleum product that is available in many formulations, so ensure that you choose one that is labeled food grade. The benefit of this oil is that it does not go rancid like most natural oils (hemp, olive, and other nut and seed oils). It is available in most drug stores.
FRACTIONATED COCONUT OIL
Although not easy to source, this is a wonderful natural oil to use on a wood surface. Fractionated coconut oil is extremely stable and does not go rancid. We use this oil as a base in our Wood Tonic. It has a non-greasy finish and can be applied safely by hand without having to wear gloves. In fact, it is great for your skin!
For any of the above products, we recommend using with the following frequency:
- cutting boards or butcher blocks: every 3-4 weeks
- wood furniture: every 1-3 months
Latest side table out of the studio:
Check out this beautiful round walnut side table. This design can be replicated in bar top height, or scaled up for a dining table. Side tables start at $550 for Provincial maple and $750 for walnut. Now taking orders. CLICK HERE TO PURCHASE
Coming soon to the website: our new designs will be available to purchase online. Clients will experience more photos, which we hope will streamline the selection process. Stay tuned!
A genuine classic. Walnut coffee tables are available in 2 sizes, starting at $850. Each piece is meticulously made by hand by skilled craftsman. The base is welded into a single piece, and can be finished with a raw steel look (above) or powdercoated in matte black, gloss white, gunmetal, or any one of our pantone colours.
When your friend asked for one a year (or two?) ago and you finally get around to it. Then...you kinda like doing it. Should we make more of these?
Sale prices in effect during the Cottage Life show Oct 21-23, 2016. Prices do not include HST or delivery fees.
Email us firstname.lastname@example.org to secure your favourite piece!
We are pleased to attend the Cottage Life show Oct 21-23 at the International Centre in Mississauga.
Visit us to see a special selection of available tables at amazing prices!
More info and tickets: http://shows.cottagelife.com/show/fall-cottage-life-show/#
Warm woods + slick Pantone bases. Maple river side tables are supported by cube bases in Pantone Glacier Grey, the perfect neutral. Ice boom blocks back in stock, and a fine walnut table that can be used as a compact dining table or desk.
WOOD TONIC is a blend of fractionated coconut oil and mineral oil (a woodworker's staple) that will moisturize and add lustre to any wood surface.
This oil is foodsafe, and is excellent on cutting boards.
With regular use, cutting boards retain their lustre, and the oil creates a surface barrier so bacteria does not seep into the porous surface. As an added bonus, lemon, thyme and sage essential oils have antimicrobial qualities and a fresh natural scent.
60ml - Handmade in The Junction, Toronto, in ridiculously small batches
We have just finished a bunch of solid workstations for this beautiful downtown Toronto office. These Douglas fir desks were custom designed for the space, and are made out of reclaimed wood.
Also, we like their motto:
With a name like that, it must be more exciting than 'Grey'. Pantone 2016 Fall forecast includes this neutral yet fresh colour. We will be creating some Sharkskin powdercoated bases this fall, stay tuned.
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Summer 2016: Two conference tables completed for York University's Bergeron Centre for Engineering Excellence.
These huge tables are 7 x 10 feet each, with beautiful thick naturally-felled Ontario sugar maple. The live edges of the wood have been turned inward creating a beautiful 'river' down the centre. The bases are single piece hand-welded steel, powdercoated with a gunmetal finish. Every element is hand-made, sustainable, and built to last.