Enjoying the outdoor areas, whether in gardens, balconies or terraces is increasingly valued. With reduced indoor environments, making good use of outdoor spaces is a current trend. In the face of this, the manufacture of outdoor furniture also gains strength.
Each stage of furniture production has its own peculiarities. In the process of producing furniture for outdoor areas, reductions on materials such as fabrics, fibers, ropes and metals do not differ. However, when it comes to wood, the duramen is the noble and most resistant part. Therefore, it should be prioritized for external use. In addition, assembly and finishing are steps that deserve special attention.
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In the cutting process, machines are used to rough the material and there are also different techniques for each raw material. Therefore, make a cutting plan. It’s important to start with the larger pieces and, depending on the pieces, cut the smaller pieces.
It should be noted that when working with wood, there is a longer delivery time compared to metal cutting procedures, for example, due to the operating procedures necessary to adjust the length, width and
height of the material. "However, both in metal and wood cutting, the professional must be guided by the design of the product, which guarantees precise cuts, in different angles," says Larissa Moura, head of
marketing at Mac Design.
When assembling furniture for outdoor areas, there is a very important procedure for them to resist climatic changes, according to Marcelo Yamasita, commercial director of Dona Flor Furniture. “Wood products
are pressed to accelerate the drying of rainwater. In addition, they are assembled in such a way that the possibility of deformation is avoided by construction techniques and the use of special adhesives"
The assembly is divided into two stages: the intermediate and the final. The first is the manufacture of metal structures, which use welding machines to join pre-cut aluminum parts as well as wooden structures. It’s
a job developed by wood workers, responsible for performing all the machining of the raw material and assembly using glue and screws, which gives strength and durability to the manufactured product. The second is used to join all components, transforming them into the final product.
At this stage, the product acquires refinement. With the use of special abrasives on various grains, the welds of the aluminum structures become imperceptible. In addition, they go through a long cleaning and drying process. Only here it receives electrostatic paint, which is one of the most resistant and effective paints that exist.
For the painting process, whether in wood or metal, the products are completely sanded so that the paint or varnish have better adhesion. Both need UV protection and weather resistance. This procedure, in addition to beautifying and protecting the pieces, seeks to preserve the natural properties of the wood, enhancing its characteristic axes and knots.