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Stage 1: Choosing the wood

Reut and Aharon have conducted extensive research to identify the types of wood that not only suit their product design, but also respond well to their paints and lacquers. For most products, Kakadu uses a fast-growing lumber that is planted specifically for harvesting. And all the company's lumber is imported only from countries that use responsible forestry techniques.

Stage 2: Creating the plywood

Kakadu's products are made from a combination of solid wood and top-grade, highly durable plywood. Not only is plywood significantly stronger than solid wood, it is also less likely to warp, split, shrink or swell. It is also a sound environmental choice, since it makes the best, most efficient use of timber.

Stage 3: Cutting and treating the wood

The plywood is cut into the appropriate shapes, with as little waste as possible. Then, through the application of steam, water, and pressure, it is formed into the gently curving shapes you see in many Kakadu products.

Stage 4: Assembling the product

In Kakadu's carpentry shop, each product is carefully assembled to exact design specifications.

Stage 5: Quality control

After it is assembled, each Kakadu piece goes through a quality-assurance process, to ensure that it meets our high production standards.

Stage 6: Painting

Kakadu's team of highly-skilled artists paint each piece by hand, using only the highest grade pigments to ensure that the colors stay fresh and bright throughout the life of the object. Every artist has been personally trained by Reut, to ensure that he or she is versed in the visual language of Kakadu and can accurately duplicate all of its unique motifs.

Stage 7: Quality control

A second round of quality assurance guarantees that the painted object contains no flaws.

Stage 8: Lacquering

The first of two coats of lacquer is applied. Kakadu uses a very advanced acrylic lacquer, with superior hardness and ultraviolet light filtration, to protect products from scratching or sun damage.

Stage 9: Sanding

Each item is sanded by hand to ensure a uniformly smooth surface.

Stage 10: Lacquering

A second and final coat of lacquer seals and completes the product.

Stage 11: Quality control

Yes…again! We want every product to be perfect.

Stage 12: Packing and shipping

Only after a product has passed its final round of quality testing are we ready to let it go-carefully packed, of course, to avoid damage during shipping.


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