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

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

from 1,345.00

Available for custom orders only - Exact piece not available. Sizes, pricing and lead times will vary. Please contact us prior to purchase to discuss custom order details at contact@mezworks.com.

*Currently accepting orders for pre-holiday December 2018 delivery*

S U M M A R Y   //

We had previously built a custom table (which we named the 'Insignia') for clients residing in Seattle who reached back out to us to have two benches made to match their table in design. We were thrilled at the opportunity, as the 'Insignia' table was one of our favorite design-challenges. Here is a link to the original table, for reference: http://www.mezworks.com/store/drop-leaf-insignia-walnut-dining-table-steel-nakashima-inspired-steel-frame

The concept for the 'Insignia' collection was motivated by an interest in sleek, minimalist-modern design, with inspiration that arose from an admiration for Nakashima-style trestle bases. With our own 'Mez Works' theme, we used dimensional walnut paired with steel for the base treated with a black-magic patina and clear-coat finish for an industrial element, and added a steel strip through the center of the wood to trace our 'Zeeva' design collection.

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 //

Some orders within California or Northern NV qualify for personal delivery and installation. Please send zip code for delivery costs to your area.

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D I M E N S I O N S   //

XXSMALL | | 36" - 46"L x 14" - 16"W x 17" - 18"H | $1345
XSMALL | 48" - 58"L x 14" - 16"W x 17" - 18"H | $1445
SMALL | 60" - 70"L x 14" - 16"W x 17" - 18"H | $1495
MEDIUM | 72" - 82"L x 14" - 16"W x 17" - 18"H | $1545
LARGE | 84" - 94"L x 14" - 16"W x 17" - 18"H | $1645
XLARGE | 96" - 106"L x 14" - 16"W x 17" - 18"H | $1695
XXLARGE | 108" - 120"L x 14" - 16"W x 17" - 18"H | $1795

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

We have two different wood finish options to choose from, each having different durability properties and maintenance requirements:

1.  HARDWAX-OIL FINISH  |  Osmo Polyx Oil is derived from natural plant oils and waxes, providing a hard-wearing and protective surface that is resistant to water, soda, wine, etc. The finish maintains the natural look and feel of the wood, all while offering protection and durability. In order to maintain the finish, we do recommend using coasters under serveware containing hot or cold liquids as well as cleaning up spills so as to not leave anything to set in over long periods. One major advantage to the hardwax oil is that it’s incredibly easily repairable/maintained, and in the event that minor signs of use occur the finish can be spot repaired with no sanding necessary. With Osmo's maintenance liquid wax cleaner, it's simple and quick to bring the finish "back to life" (https://worldclasssupply.com/store/OSMO-Liquid-Wax-Cleaner.html?xid=nAvveExJm5amkDObEnAfw5nIUWZBHupu). MORE INFO HERE: http://www.mezworks.com/finish/
COST  |  $0  (included in pricing)

2.  CONVERSION VARNISH FINISH  |  Since 2012 we have been using a spray-on, low-VOC conversion varnish. This finish offers a nice satin sheen with an exceptional durable ‘film’ finish comprised of two coats. In our earlier stages after trying out a dozen different finishes, we decided upon the 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, the finish is very difficult to repair in the event that any damages occur, where the wood would require being transported to a professional to refinish the entire piece to restore it to new condition, even if the damage is minor. For these reasons, we also offer a more easily maintained finish, a hardwax oil (outlined above in option 1). Additionally, although the finish is considered low-VOC, it is not as eco-friendly as the new hardwax-oil finish we are offering as an alternative. MORE INFO HERE: http://www.mezworks.com/finish/
UPGRADE COSTS  |  starting at +$95

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

1.  CLEAR COAT FINISH  |  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. 
UPGRADE COSTS:
XXS/XS/SM/MD  |  +$145
LG/XL/XXL  |  +$195

2.  POWDER-COAT FINISH  |  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.
UPGRADE COSTS:
XXS/XS/SM/MD  |  +$145
LG/XL/XXL  |  +$195

3.  BLACK MAGIC PATINA FINISH + CLEAR COAT  |  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 COSTS:
XXS/XS/SM/MD | +$195
LG/XL/XXL | +$245