The following are some answers to frequently asked questions about us, our art, our ethics, and our unique artistic approach.
We strive to use wood that is both beautiful and sustainable—bringing good karma to our workbench and passing it along to our clients. Our hardwoods are carefully selected within the sustainably-harvested hardwood markets, whether it be from locally source walnut from Chico, CA, to maturing sustainability farms in Costa Rica. Our softwoods often come from even closer to home, with reclaimed wood from dismantled boat houses and piers on Lake Tahoe, as well as gathered deadwood from our backyards (when seasonally permitted).
We believe that being a conscious company is much more than simply sourcing our materials responsibly and avoiding polluting the earth with toxic materials. Our work reconnects humanity with the wondrous and wise voice of the wilderness by bringing its song thru incredible twisting grain & vibrant natural luster directly into the lives and living rooms of our clients.
Heirloom Quality means furniture that has the structural integrity to stand the test of time and be passed on from one generation to the next. We believe all of our art to be “heirloom quality,” especially when cared for properly.
Roundwood furniture is functional art, meaning, it is meant to be used. It’s strong blind joinery and epoxy infused construction will easily outlive you and I, as well as our children to come. Nevertheless, our furniture is made of wood, and should be treated with proper respect. That means avoiding abuses such as water damage, extreme temperatures, serious falls and sharp objects. While not fatal, these damages are usually very costly and time consuming to repair.
Apart from these more serious cautions, we recommend that you periodically apply a moderate amount of lemon oil to revitalize the finish. Simply wipe it on and watch as the luster of the wood grain returns. For regular cleaning, such as cleaning up spills, use a mild, non-corrosive, natural cleaning agent.
Over time, you may notice the clear coat finish on your artwork beginning to age. This is a natural process that occurs as a result of normal wear, UV exposure, relative humidity, and temperature fluctuations. Maintaining that finish is the responsibility of the owner. Feel free to ask us or do your own research to learn how to maintain your clear coat finish.
Structurally speaking, every piece of artwork that leaves our shop, branded with our three dot signature inlay, is unequivocally warranted for the life of Cline. So, if something breaks, we will fix it. Please read our notes above about caring for your furniture. Art that is subjected to any of the abuses mentioned above, are not covered by this guarantee.
All of our creations contains an artistically-placed three dot inlay. The inlay acts as a signature guaranteeing the structural resilience and artistic integrity/authenticity of the piece. Appearing as a growing ellipses, the signature inlay symbolizes that ever-expanding potential of the artistic process and life itself.
We are committed to a continuing search for amazing new clients desiring to make daily choices that create truly organic, conscious lifestyles. If that is you, then contact us to get started!
Upon review of our initial contact, we will follow-up with you regarding your specific needs and desires. Once we’ve hashed out some of the details and initial working retainer, we can then send you a quote, based on everything from preliminary design time, to material and labor costs, to final delivery.
A non-refundable 50% working deposit, along with a signed contract, reserves shop availability and a soft timeline for all custom works. Credit card payments are easily processed over the phone with same day receipt.