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SPEKVA imitates the old Vikings


Wood celebrates what is perhaps the most beautiful comeback of a material in the kitchen. However, the increased use of this natural product has resulted in enormous deforestation. So time on sustainable wood in the kitchen to put. The manufacture SPEKVA, which makes countertops and kitchen bars out of wood, is taking alternative approaches – some of them lead back to the ancient Vikings.

Wood has become an indispensable part of the modern kitchen: the natural, warm material is loved - and used artfully.  (Photo: stock / Ilaria)
Wood has become an indispensable part of the modern kitchen: the natural, warm material is loved – and used artfully. (Photo: stock / Ilaria)

Wood in the kitchen: where is the sustainability?

Anyone building a house or planning a new kitchen today will do so with one special awareness of the future. A kitchen space made of solid and high-quality materials can last for 20, 30 or even 40 years and will perhaps even accommodate several generations during this time. Which materials we use to shape this future is up to us. Durable materials are Not always free of solvents or chemicals; natural materials, in turn, above all Wood, react strongly to heat and liquids in everyday kitchen use or are through Overexploitation of nature won.

Now is Wood but one very popular material, which has grown enormously in importance in recent years and will also accompany us as a kitchen trend that can be reliably forecast in the years to come. Wood ensures with its warm surface and calming coloring Wellbeing and is at the same time ein timeless material in kitchen planning. But how do you ensure that your own kitchen is not only natural, but above all sustainable is? And how can a modern wooden kitchen ensure Looking good and at the same time withstand the demands of steam to can openers?

Choosing high quality wood is not enough.  If we want to enjoy wood products for a long time, we must above all rely on sustainable wood in the kitchen.  (Photo: SPEKVA)
Choosing high quality wood is not enough. If we want to enjoy wood products for a long time, we must above all rely on sustainable wood in the kitchen. (Photo: SPEKVA)

Sustainable wood in the kitchen? SPEKVA relies on the old Vikings

SPEKVA knows the solution. The Danish wood manufacturer picks up where many kitchen manufacturers stop: the wood for Countertops, side panels and wall coverings is not just – as with many producers – from FSC certified forests related, but also sustainably processed. Colorings and grains will be without achieved the use of chemicals; The company has also found a method to cut wood moisture resistant and thus ready for use on the stove and sink. It comes, of course, from the ancient Vikings. If you want to deal with our future, you will also find answers in the past.

The FSC seal is a very important and fundamental first step towards more sustainability in the furniture segment.  (Photo: FSC Germany)
The FSC seal is a very important and fundamental first step towards more sustainability in the furniture segment. (Photo: FSC Germany)

SPEKVA: “perhaps the most sustainable wood in the world” from tree plantations

Sustainable wood in the kitchen, it seems, forms the basis of a lot of furniture these days. Here is that FSC seal, which certifies wood from responsible forestry and sustainable forest management, is only half the story. This ensures that no more wood is felled than the forests can reproduce – clear cutting is avoided. Nevertheless, species of wood must have their average age before maturity 80-100 yearsto be cut down for it.

SPEKVA has with BRASILICA and BAVARIAN now “perhaps the most sustainable wood in the world“Discovered as the company calls it. Both models come from the exotic type of wood Radiata Pine, which was discovered on the Monterey peninsula in California and is now on man-made plantations in New Zealand is pulled up. The wood is characterized by its particularly rapid growth out; a tree only grows on average for 24 years before it can be felled and processed. “Radiata Pine” fully FSC certified and thus according to SPEKVA “that most environmentally friendly wood in today’s market ”, with which kitchen furniture can be produced.

The BRASILICA (picture) and BAVARIA series from SPEKVA not only rely on certified wood, but also a variety that reproduces itself quickly.  (Photo: SPEKVA)
The BRASILICA (picture) and BAVARIA series from SPEKVA not only rely on certified wood, but also a variety that reproduces itself quickly. (Photo: SPEKVA)

SPEKVA uses sustainable wood in the kitchen: amino acids, petals, fire

In order to use sustainable plantation wood in valuable timber for kitchen furniture To transform it, it has to be from a soft (“softwood”) to a hard wood to be developed. SPEKVA seals the fibers of the wood with natural proteins (amino acids) and colors with which the wood pressure treated becomes. The coloring comes from alone ground petals and runs through the entire wood, so that superficial scratches on the later worktop or bar top can be micro-repaired and do not show any white spots.

Many work processes are carried out manually at SPEKVA.  Traditional methods are used to make the wood resistant to moisture and stains in the kitchen.  (Photo: SPEKVA)
Many work processes are carried out manually at SPEKVA. Traditional methods are used to make the wood resistant to moisture and stains in the kitchen. (Photo: SPEKVA)

SPEKVA also proceeds naturally with its new material Thermo oak. As a sustainable wood in the kitchen, this should offer an alternative to conventional, light brown oak wood and optically one resemble smoked oak. To color the oak, the surface is usually gassed with ammonia. The finished sawn timber is then ventilated so that the unbound ammonia parts can escape. Although the finished end product is no longer toxic to humans, it is chemically interfering with a natural process. SPEKVA has therefore introduced a new process with “Thermo Oak” to make the wood dark and to dye naturally.

Dark wood in the kitchen looks elegant and valuable when used accentuated.  (Photo: SPEKVA)
Dark wood in the kitchen looks elegant and valuable when used accentuated. (Photo: SPEKVA)

The Danes copied this from their Scandinavian predecessors, the Vikings. These used Fireto harden wooden rods, which had to be made moisture-resistant. It was already known then that the intensive heat treatment makes the wood very robust and dark.

Also the SPEKVA Thermo Oak gets its deep dark, luxurious color through the process of prolonged heating. The penetration is massive, closes the surface of the wood and does it with it unusually moisture-resistant and easy to care for. In its use as a countertop, the wood must only cleaned with soap and water and maintained with neutral wood oil. The wood can even withstand moisture penetrating around the sink or on the worktop, assures SPEKVA.

Dark wood is often achieved through special staining or varnishing (on the surface) or fumigation (deeply effective).  SPEKVA, on the other hand, heats and pressure treats its wood.  (Photo: SPEKVA)
Dark wood is often achieved through special staining or varnishing (on the surface) or fumigation (deeply effective). SPEKVA, on the other hand, heats and pressure treats its wood. (Photo: SPEKVA)

Which wooden products for the kitchen does SPEKVA offer?

SPEKVA is a Carpentry suppliers, but also conventional kitchen studios. As an end customer who wants to use sustainable wood in the kitchen, SPEKVA can be included in the on-site studio in the planning of the new kitchen.

Become with SPEKVA bespoke kitchen counters, dining tables, fitted bar tops and worktops as Cheeks and wall coverings realized. The large selection of different types of wood and the individual finishing contribute to the creation of unique pieces of furniture. SPEKVA’s commitment to sustainability is based on the longevity of the products and the high quality one that is refined manually.

Anyone planning a new kitchen now is planning for the future. So let’s make sure we even in many years still like in it live and cook will.

Worktops, dining tables, side panels, back walls ... SPEKVA can be used for everything that has to do with (sustainable) wood in the kitchen.  (Photo: SPEKVA)
Worktops, dining tables, side panels, back walls … SPEKVA can be used for everything that has to do with (sustainable) wood in the kitchen. (Photo: SPEKVA)
A kitchen bar does not always have to be installed on the island - it is also easy to eat and work around it.  (Photo: SPEKVA)
A kitchen bar does not always have to be installed on the island – it is also easy to eat and work around it. (Photo: SPEKVA)

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