We make these solid wood wraps to order, custom fit for your exact ottoman. There is no metal hardware - just professional and strong cabinetmaker-grade joinery techniques, formaldehyde-free adhesives, and a zero-VOC finish that's silky to the touch and 100% food-safe to boot.
We want you to know exactly what goes into making each piece, so you can understand the value of your ottoman wrap, and feel good about buying and using it. We believe wholeheartedly in transparency! Please read on, and feel free to contact us with any questions once you're done!
:: The wood::
These wraps demand wider pieces of wood than we tend to have in our extensive salvaged wood shed. We would love to make these exclusively from FSC certified lumber but are having a hard time sourcing it locally - hopefully as more woodworkers in our area demand it, supply will catch up! If you'd like for your wrap to be made from salvaged wood (we salute you!), please contact us for the current wood options!
:: How we make it ::
We make each of these wraps on demand, custom built for your exact furniture. We start with locally sourced, native species hardwood trees, kiln-dried and milled into rough boards that we resaw, joint, and plane into ~3" wide strips.
We laminate these strips together with formaldehyde-free glue, alternating the grain direction of each strip in order to minimize wood movement and maximize strength. Once we have our three panels, we use a very strong and stable edge lamination to create the "I_I" shape.
:: How we finish it ::
We sand every surface to a satiny 180 grit, and then finish your ottoman wrap with two hand rubbed applications of zero-VOC, all natural hard wax oil.
Hard wax oil costs a pretty penny, but it is brilliant for so many reasons:
:: It's completely safe for us to work with (Rachel has a chronic illness and is super sensitive to chemicals, so that's really important to us), and completely safe for you and your family.
:: It is made of organic resins, waxes and oils, and releases absolutely no (zero!) Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs).
:: This stuff is certified in Europe for use on children's toys! That means wayward teething children aren't at risk for accidental inhalation of chemicals, which is a risk with a varnish or lacquer finish.
:: It's a breeze to clean and maintain - simply wipe with a damp cloth!
:: Last but not least, it works by penetrating into the wood fibers, strengthening them while leaving the natural surface of the wood to shine. It doesn't sit on the surface like a varnish or lacquer finish, and therefore isn't prone to clouding, chipping or scratching.
:: No metal hardware! ::
Our arm wraps are not screwed, nailed or made with any kind of metal fasteners. They are as beautiful on the inside as they are on the outside, and will not mar your furniture whatsoever. This also makes them 100% biodegradable.
:: Wood options ::
We make these in either solid cherry, solid maple, solid walnut or solid white oak. We can do other species on request. Simply choose your preferred wood from the drop down menu on the right!
The last image shows a sampling of the four woods - please keep in mind that wood, being a natural material, can have many variations. We are happy to dial it in to match your other furniture, i.e. we can choose the darker walnut pieces if you have a dark walnut coffee table you'd like to match, etc. Please feel free to send us images so we can do our best match-making!
:: Measurements ::
The ottoman wraps are: 14.75" wide x the length of your ottoman with 5" drops. The wood is approximately 1/2" thick. Because these are custom made, all of these measurements can change - contact us for custom measurements.
Please keep in mind that these are custom made for your ottoman, and we rely on accurate measurements from you. If any of this is confusing and you need help, don't hesitate to ask! We have often video-call participated in the measuring process :)
We require the length of your ottoman. The best place to take the full length measurement is usually along the hard side, instead of the puffier top. If you can, grab another person, use some books against each end and measure the distance between them. If you have a link to an online listing for your ottoman, you can send that instead!
Now all you have to do is choose the corresponding measurement from the drop down menu when ordering. If you don't see your number, it is because the additional length costs more to ship - simply contact us with your ottoman length and approximate location and we will work with you to get a shipping quote :)
:: When will you receive your arm wrap? ::
Our current turnaround time is 6 - 8 weeks, and shipping is typically one more week on top of that.
:: PSST! Need to gift it before then? We offer a free emailed PDF gift certificate you can print out to gift! Just leave us a note in the Message to Seller when checking out! ::