THE CRAFT

OUR SECRET

SECRET #1 - THE THREE ELEMENTS

WOOD

RESIN

VARNISH

WOOD

It is said in the North of Portugal that wood is alive, so it always reacts to external factors.

Several types of wood were tested in terms resistance to water, heat, cold and shock.

Because of their contrasting colours, memorable texture and ideal weight, above all others, we chose Cherry, Mahogany and Ash.

Each piece of wood is entirely unique, so is each bat.

In pairs, both bats are made from the same type of wood. We believe that this is the right thing to do because, like friends, wood should Stick Together.

RESIN

To permanently unite the UNNA Joints on the pieces of wood, we developed a special homemade resin.

To guarantee the exceptional durability of these wood bats, the resin is applied between the joints and heated with wood up to 98ºC and pressed for 20 minutes.

The resin creates an inseparable bond between the woods, only comparable to the strongest of friendships: nothing can tear it apart. They always Stick Together.

VARNISH

Hard Acrylic Varnish - HAV.

We tested several different varnishes. HAV was the only one that maintained the pure color and detail of the wood without getting marked with every touch. We apply HAV to our wood in order to provide it with outstanding safety from outer perils.

Ultimate protection is its motto and HAV delivers accordingly. Not too thick nor too thin. Twice it is applied and twice is just right.

Even when things are getting tough outside, HAV makes sure the wood inside Sticks Together.

SECRET #2 - THE ARCHITECTURE

DESIGN

UNNA JOINTS

DESIGN

Design is an essential part of UNNA Wood's DNA.

On the one hand, we focus on the visual design, where detail plays a crucial role. The different pieces of wood should be harmoniously united, to carefully transmit one of the core values of the brand: sophistication in simplicity.

On the other hand, we focus on product design. To deliver the best product to our clients, we constantly collect and analyse consumer insights. Both shape and materials, together with the precise crafting techniques, are developed to ensure the perfect ergonomics and desired durability to our wood bats.

UNNA JOINTS

The UNNA Joints are the signature zigzag pattern you see structurally uniting different woods together.

This technique is usually applied by carpenters, to ensure the adequate stability and durability in wood furnitures.

Together with our artisans, we found that these joints would be perfectly applicable to this product, to provide the strongest, most robust and most resistant wood bat.

SECRET #3 - THE PROCESS

FROM WOOD TO UNNA WOOD

FROM WOOD TO UNNA WOOD

Do you know what makes UNNA Wood so special? All of it. The wood starts out as a slab, is cut and sanded, shaped and united

Pieces of wood with UNNA Joints are joined together by resin pressed for 20 minutes at 98ºC in a special machine. They will never fall apart, not a chance. The wood is shaped and sanded, evolving from a piece of wood to bat. Our logo is then added and the HAV is applied, evolving from a bat to UNNA Wood. 

Why did we do it? To unite people, like UNNA Wood has united us even more. This is our strength and what makes us so special. This is Our Secret.

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