1: Choosing the wood
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.
2: Creating the
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
and treating the wood
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.
4: Assembling the product
Kakadu's carpentry shop, each product is carefully assembled to exact design specifications.
5: Quality control
it is assembled, each Kakadu piece goes through a quality-assurance process, to
ensure that it meets our high production standards.
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.
7: Quality control
second round of quality assurance guarantees that the painted object contains
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.
Each item is sanded by hand to ensure a uniformly smooth surface.
A second and final coat of lacquer seals and completes the product.
11: Quality control
again! We want every product to be perfect.
12: Packing and
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.