What We Do
EWC (Exotic Woodcraft) is a group of professionals operating in an in-house design workshop, in Cape Town, South Africa. Since opening in 2016, we have sourced hardwood live-edge slabs. These slabs turn into astonishing custom-made wooden work of art designer tables, solid wood worktops, built-in cupboards, and other wooden products for your home and office.
How our manufactory design and works with handmade
Slabs & Disks
We source only the best quality wood, slice and cut it to the correct size. Many different sizes are available. When choosing wood we make sure that the wood is seasoned, dry and as flat as possible. We maintain the “Live Edge”
We first make a container, then we use batons to place against the wood and clamps to keep it flat and sturdy. The ood pieces are clamped in place to prevent them from floating in the resin.
We let the bucket of epoxy sit for 15 minutes after completely mixing. This will allow most all of the micro bubbles to rise to the surface. After the 15 minutes, we come back and pop the bubbles with a propane torch.
There are multiple pouring stages, at each stage, the resin must be left to cure first before moving onto the next stage. When epoxy is mixed it creates an exothermic reaction, which just means it heats up. Every epoxy has a limit to how thick it can be poured due to this reaction. The more epoxy mixed, the hotter it will get. By 7 days, the epoxy resin will be completely hardened.
CNC routing, to perfection and accuracy. CNC routers reduce waste and increase productivity, producing various items in a much shorter amount of time than using other machines. It is a computer-controlled cutting machine.
Sustainable Development Goals
The clear articulation of sustainability as a part of the EWC’s mission, values, goals, and strategy are key factors that present our social commitments while running business. Our products are made out of wood that had been discarded as not fit for use. When wood that has been left to rot is used to create a work of art, everyone benefits, and that includes the environment. This is because live edge furniture is not made from freshly cut down trees, but from trees that had already been cut down.
How we do
Smoothing Out All Those Rough Edges and Surfaces
Nothing Like A Beautiful Coat
Pick A Colour, Any Colour
Bring Them Back To Life
Turning Old Into New
Polishing and Top Coats
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