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Our Process

Our Process

Vakari’s  Process

At Vakari, we work with arborists, municipalities, home owners, and land developers to rescue salvaged logs and turn into nature inspired artwork. Once the wood is milled and kiln dried in-house, we build high quality furniture and products for residential and commercial markets. Each one of our projects is hand crafted and customized to our client’s preferences – size, color, design, engraving to personalize and more.

Step 1: Sourcing

At Vakari, we work closely with local arborists, organizations and land developers to source our salvaged logs. Our logs are usually taken out of local forests and even residential neighbourhoods after they have fallen or had to be cut down. Instead of being turned into firewood or mulch, these trees are given another take at life.

Step 2: Milling

Our custom slabbing mill is designed for milling large timber up to 60” in width, meaning we can do large projects. We offer milling services on our bandsaw at our facility, or we can come to your site with our portable Alaskan chainsaw mill.

Step 3: Kiln Drying

We operate our own industrial hardwood dehumidification kiln that can produce up to 15,000 board feet each cycle. The kiln chamber is professionally designed and insulated to R-2000 standards. This enables us to keep complete control over heat and moisture contents. Our slabs are dried to 6-8% moisture content making them perfect for indoor application.

Step 4: Design

Our in-house designers meet with clients on their project design. All of them are graduates of accredited art and design universities and experts in their field.

Designs are consulted and created according to the latest trends and materials while maintaining high durability and quality in the product.

Step 5: Manufacturing

Our team members are experts in various fields of the lumber and design industry with over 30 years of experience. We focus on taking time test skill and incorporating new technologies to create high quality custom products.

Our 10,000+ sqft manufacturing facility is equipped with machinery to work with many different materials other than wood. This enables us to incorporate many elements in our designs, making each creation – completely unique and one of a kind.

Step 6: Install & Delivery

We offer a variety of products ranging from elegant furniture to custom mill work and cabinetry. We also offer delivery and install services to get the products fully functioning without the setup stress. Let us assist with the heavy lifting and assembly so you can enjoy your new custom item without any hassle.

Design  Consultation

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604.360.1749