THE CRAFT

WOOD YOU KEEP A SECRET?

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SECRET #1 - THE THREE ELEMENTS

WOOD

RESIN

VARNISH

WOOD

It’s believed in the North of Portugal that wood is alive, so it is constantly reacting to external factors. Taking this into account we tested a vast variety of wood against water, heat, cold and shock. Because of their extreme resistance, complimenting colors, exceptional texture and ideal weights we chose Cherry, Mahogany and Ash for our bats. Each piece of wood is entirely unique, so no two UNNAwood bats are the same.

RESIN

To permanently fuse the UNNA joints between the pieces of wood, we developed a special homemade resin. To guarantee the exceptional durability of UNNAWood bats, our resin is applied between joints and heated and pressed with the wood at 98ºC for 20 minutes. The resin creates an UNNAseperable bond between our woods...Much like the bond shared between players.

VARNISH

Several different varnishes were put to trial. UNNA varnish was the only one that maintained the pure color and detail of the bats no matter how intense the rally. We thoroughly apply it to all of our bats in order to safeguard the design from any potential perils. Ultimate protection is its motto and UNNA varnish delivers accordingly. Not too thick. Not too thin. It’s applied twice and both times it’s just right.

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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.

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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 UNNA Varnish is applied, evolving from a bat to UNNA Wood. 

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