Like the iconic Trannon Range, O Range explores the structural and environmental benefits of steam bent ash, but we have now developed two unique techniques that dramatically extend the possibilities of this traditional craft.
Our ‘Tubular Rivet’ construction system is many times stronger and much more resistant to fatigue than conventional timber jointing. It is also particularly suited to steam bent flexible structures. Less obvious is timber cutting that makes imaginative use of the latest in saw technology, and gives a subtle texture to the timber. This method eliminates two thirds of the timber processing and virtually all of the need for dust extraction, resulting in more emphasis on skill, and a huge reduction in both energy, and the least interesting aspects of making.
Tubular Rivets are a registered design.