Our Manufacturing Partners

Wood.

 

Our wood products are manufactured by Cutler Forest Products, A&D Woodturning and Latvijas Fineris.

Cutler Forest Products is of the largest wood products facilities in Canada and also a Rain Forest Alliance and FSC certified facility. A unique combination. Their woodworking shop is state of the art, anchored by a small fleet of Biesse computerized milling machines. They do the highest quality work imaginable and have decades of production experience. It allows us to move seamlessly from small shop design one-off prototypes to the cost and environmental efficiencies of computerized woodworking wizardry.

A&D Woodturning in Richmond Hill provides us with the white ash frame components for our Champlain and Rubidge Chairs.  A family owned and operated business established in 1968, A&D Woodturning offers unparalleled attention to detail and quality in their state of the art facility.

Latvijas Fineris in Latvia manufacturers the beautiful phenol film coated baltic plywood used in our Bookmules and the Round Table. The colours are beautiful. They have six axis computerized milling machines that’s capable of doing the angled non-traditional joinery of the Round Table (nobody in Canada has that capacity). Fineris has been at the forefront of cutting edge sheet goods for decades. They began producing plywood more than 125 years ago.

Leather and Canvas.

Leatherworks in Barrie, Ontario does all our leather and canvas production. Dave Perryman is a second-generation leatherworker specializing in small and medium production runs on heavy leather, canvas and nylon items. He’s a perfectionist (in a good way) so needless to say, everything that comes out of his small but efficient facility meets the highest standards. And that’s what we want.

All the leather and canvas is hand selected for best yield and cut using custom dies on a huge 30 ton press. Dave has an array of heavy industrial machines, many set up for specific purposes and materials so the chairs go together quickly and efficiently. Finishing is simple, straightforward and non-toxic. The Leatherworks shop smells and sounds like it should—the quiet whirr and click of well maintained precision machinery, the smell of leather, natural oils and wax. A very cool place. We’re luck to have Leatherworks as a manufacturing partner.