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Why Choose Epoxy Resin Furniture?

Epoxy Resin Dining Tables, and resin infused products in general have burst onto the scene in recent years as a new, innovative, versatile and exciting product. However, their creation is certainly a labour of love and thus often comes at a price.

Epoxy Resin
Resin Coffee Table examples

Since we started experimenting with this fickle liquid, we quickly came to realise why so few attempt to make large scale products with it. Experimentation led to a host of issues outlined below:

· Rising cost of epoxy resin

· Leaky Resin Moulds

· Air bubbles in resin mixture

· Resin Overheating

· Temperature and climate control

· Resin Colour Matching

· Achieving a perfect resin finish

· Seamless wood resin boundary

· Insufficiently dry timber causing movement and resin cracking

· Start-up cost of machinery suitable to cope with resin

· Cost of Showroom build to showcase epoxy resin table items

In summary, to create a successful resin business takes time, money and most importantly patience. Over the last 5 years myself and my brother have dedicated our lives to perfecting and streamlining the production process to ensure perfection every time. This fact is reflected in our fast-growing business, we have grown to become Northern Irelands biggest manufacturer of resin goods, operating from a 4000 square foot workshop/showroom with state-of-the-art machinery ensuring pinpoint accuracy with each project. As such we are one of the few companies who can reliably, and speedily produce bespoke resin products, delivered to your door.

Tony demonstrating an Epoxy Resin Pour

So why Resin?

Resin as a product opens the door for so much versatility with a product. Within interior design you are often tied to certain colours or rigid shapes, limiting the stylistic variety your able to achieve. Resin comes as a two-part liquid, meaning it can flow to create any shape within a mould before setting. This allows you to make impractical shapes practical, a feature we have made a career from at Alderwood. We realised that live edge timber is highly sought after in homes, as many households love the idea of having a slice of the natural world present in their homes. However often the most visually stunning wood is irregular in shape, with cracks, knots and live edges.

Epoxy Resin colour samples

Epoxy resin allows you to artfully highlight these perceived flaws, and make them into celebrated features, making irregular shapes regular, or perhaps match a rooms aesthetic where traditional furniture would not suit.

Resin can also be pigmented/dyed to any colour or style, with vibrant patterns able to be achieved. This allows your chosen piece of furniture to be coloured to match your aesthetic, tying a room together, a feature not typical of wooden furniture.

Epoxy Resin is a hardwearing and durable product that can be treated in a number of different ways, and is thus low maintenance compared to other surfaces.

So why Alderwood?

Alderwood have several unique selling points that have led us to become market leaders in Northern Ireland

Fully Bespoke – Alderwood vow to make your products to your exact specifications, and keep you in the loop for all major design decisions along the way.

Accuracy – Alderwood has invested in state-of-the-art machinery, including a large CNC which can cut any design to within a few millimetres’ accuracy. This combined with our traditional woodworking expertise results in a perfect product every time.

Lead in Time – our lead in time is the fastest in the country, with deliveries usually taking placed within 6-8 weeks of the order being confirmed

Client Driven – Our products are reviewed by the throughout the process, with a final sign off taking place before final payment to ensure the client is satisfied.

Sustainability – throughout our design and manufacture, Alderwood ensure sustainable practices are followed. Our timber is sourced from disease/storm felled timber from our local council where possible, and all offcuts are utilised to make smaller associated decorative items to tie a room together. Additionally we plant a tree for every dining table sold to ensure we leave behind a positive footprint.

Showroom – Were so confident of our quality we hand built an array of over 40 tables which can be seen in our Lisburn based showroom, this allows our customers to come and see the quality of the product, and gain inspiration for their own piece.

Award Winning – Within its first year Alderwood won an award from their local council for Entrepreneurship, alongside support on over 6 government funded schemes from local businesses.

Documented process – Throughout the build we film and record all stages, which get complied into a fun process video for self-promotion and for the client to keep, to allow them a window into their table from inception to completion.

We hope this blog has given you some insight into the product, process and company and hope to see you at our Lisburn based showroom soon!

Alder Best,

The Murphy Brothers.

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Why Choose Epoxy Resin Furniture? Alderwood `Studios 2022

The brothers with their Epoxy Resin Table

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