This Ebonised Maple hairpin desk has a gorgeous stripped back, raw design. At Wicked we’re all about celebrating the colour changes and nuances that develop as a piece of real wood transforms into a one-of-a-kind piece of furniture. To achieve this remarkable finish, we soak steel nails in vinegar for a week or so, causing rust to develop and seep into the liquid; the solution you’re left with is called iron acetate. When brushed over the maple, a chemical reaction occurs between the iron oxide and the natural tannins in the timber, causing them to alter the hues and shades of the wood.
Because we’re working with a chemical reaction, no two pieces will look the same – so you can feel just-a-little smug that no one else will have a table quite like yours. We’ve found that once ebonised, Maple can range from beautiful dark grey bluish notes to subtle golden hues.
We’ve paired the desk with a clear coated steel frame, and matching hairpin legs – the natural hardwood and industrial steel combination is to die for. Of course, every piece is professionally lacquered to protect it from the trials and tribulations of daily working life.
We pre-drill both the legs and the table top for you, so all that’s left for you to do is simply grab a screwdriver and pop them back together – how Wicked is that!
Need a custom size? We welcome custom orders and can partner with you to create custom sizes and designs. Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org and our lovely team will help you with anything you need.