'Insignia' Walnut Bench // Steel 'Nakashima' Inspired Steel Frame

'Insignia' Walnut Bench // Steel 'Nakashima' Inspired Steel Frame

from 840.00

All of our designs are made-to-order. Please contact us prior to purchase to discuss custom order details at contact@mezworks.com.

S U M M A R Y //

Currently accepting orders for April 2019 delivery.

We named this design the 'Insignia' as to reference the building in Seattle where the original table (& bench set) now resides. The concept for the 'Insignia' collection was motivated by minimalist-modern design and inspiration that arose from an admiration for Nakashima-style trestle bases. With our traditional 'Mez Works' style, we used dimensional walnut with a steel stretcher through the center of the tabletop to trace our 'Zeeva' and ‘Martis’ series tables, and the steel is treated with a ‘black-magic patina’ and clear powder-coat finish for an industrial element.

For the benches specifically, we used a single slab for each bench that were re-sawn "bookmatches" from the same wood slab. When set next to each other, you can see a mirror image from bench-to-bench in the grain patterns. 

S H I P P I N G //

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D E L I V E R Y //

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D I M E N S I O N S   //

XS  |  48" - 58"L x 14" - 16"W x 17" - 18"H  |  $840
SMALL  |  60" - 70"L x 14" - 16"W x 17" - 18"H  |  $890
MEDIUM  |  72" - 82"L x 14" - 16"W x 17" - 18"H  |  $940
LARGE  |  84" - 94"L x 14" - 16"W x 17" - 18"H  |  $1040
XL  |  96" - 106"L x 14" - 16"W x 17" - 18"H  |  $1190
XXL  |  108" - 120"L x 14" - 16"W x 17" - 18"H  |  $1390

W O O D   F I N I S H   O P T I O N S   //

Each wood finish has different durability properties and maintenance requirements. All wood finish options are low-VOC for peace of mind, and durable for everyday use.

1.  ECO-FRIENDLY HARDWAX OIL FINISH    |  Our preferred finishing method and product, made from environmentally-friendly components for eco-conscious customers. Osmo Polyx Oil is derived from natural plant oils and waxes, providing a hard-wearing and protective surface that is resistant to common liquid spills. The finish maintains the natural look and feel of the wood, all while offering protection and durability. One major advantage of hardwax oil is that it’s incredibly easy to repair/maintain, and in the event that minor signs of use occur the finish can be spot repaired with no overlap marks. With Osmo's maintenance liquid wax cleaner it's simple and quick to bring the finish "back to life" (products can be found here: Osmo Liquid Wax Cleaner and here: Osmo Hardwax Oil Finish). To avoid minor signs of use, we recommend using coasters under serveware containing hot or cold liquids as well as cleaning up spills so as to not leave any moisture to set in over long periods that can cause spots or rings to occur to maintain the condition of the wood. We are ever-committed to reducing the amount of VOC (Volatile Organic Compounds) we emit during our production process for environmentally conscious reasons, and are also trying to reduce the amount of toxins that our crew is exposed to for health safety precautions. Additionally, the hardwax-oil is a rub-on application (vs. other harsher methods such as spray-on which causes the finish to become airborne), and can be continuously DIY applied to refresh the wood on your table.
COST | $0 (included in pricing)

2.  CONVERSION VARNISH  |  This finish offers a nice satin sheen with an exceptional durable ‘film’ finish. In our earlier stages after trying out a dozen different finishes, we decided upon using conversion varnish due to the desired sheen of the finish in conjunction with it's superior durability. It is one of the most durable finishes available, while it's chemical makeup allows for elasticity with seasonal wood movement. However it’s important to note that the finish is difficult to repair in the event that any significant damages occur that exposes bare wood, where the wood would need to be transported to a professional to restore the entire surface. For these reasons, we also offer a more easily DIY-maintained finish, Osmo hardwax oil (outlined above in option 1).
UPGRADE COST |  +$75

3.  WATER-BASED CONVERSION VARNISH  |  This option is an ultra-low VOC, water-based wood finish that delivers a quality level similar to oil-based coatings, but without the hazards of traditional solvents. A quick-drying finish that’s true to traditional finishing methods while delivering high-performance durability. The finish has a tendency to "soften" the wood color and give a very slight grey undertone effect with a satin sheen, retaining the natural character of the wood grain.
UPGRADE COST  |  +$75

4. *OPTIONAL* | COLORED DYE | We have a variety of wood dyes to change or enhance the natural color of the woods we use. A "darkwash" will bring the color of the wood to a richer, dark brown tone. A "graywash" will give the overall color of the wood a gray overtone. An "ebonizing" treatment will blacken the wood while leaving natural wood undertones. Most of these treatments can be done on white oak, ash or walnut, and must include the conversion varnish finish.
UPGRADE COST | +$175

*We can also source a variety of other wood species. Please inquire to contact@mezworks.com for details*

Please note, with ANY finish, taking certain protective precautions will reduce the risk of causing damage to the finish/wood. Here is a link to some suggestions/guidelines that will help maintain the longevity of your table's finish: http://www.mezworks.com/care/

S T E E L   F I N I S H   O P T I O N S   //

1.  CLEAR POWDER-COAT  |  This will preserve the natural color of the steel, but will protect it from staining and rusting and requires no upkeep. The steel is ground and polished and will remain natural and bright. 
COST  |  $0  (included in pricing)

2.  COLOR POWDER-COAT  |  Powder-coating would allow us to achieve just about any color, matte or glossy. If you are unfamiliar with powder-coating, it is a free-flowing dry powder that is applied electrostatically and is then cured under heat to allow it to form a hard finish that it tougher than conventional paint. It's used mainly for coating auto parts, bike parts and outdoor furniture which require super durable and water resistant finishes. Colors are limitless, but typically our clients prefer a simple black powder-coat. We can arrange to have the legs professionally powder-coated by a pro steel shop in our neighborhood, who charges accordingly for different dimensions.
COST | $0 (included in pricing)
*Some special order colors will require an upgrade cost*

3.  BLACK MAGIC PATINA + CLEAR POWDER-COAT  |  *AS PICTURED IN LISTING PHOTOS*  |  This finish is going to give off a more industrial look, bringing the color of the legs to a deeper/darker grey. Several hand-rubbed coats are applied to the steel legs, allowing drying times between and repeating the application several times until the desired color is reached. This process combines the patina and clear coat for maintenance-free durability. 
UPGRADE COST | +$50