Finding the right timber for the various components of each car is a real challenge.
On the whole, the car bodies are taken from recovered parquet blocks. We require a block that is at least 25mm deep to be able to turn the shape correctly. The best timber has proved to be quarter sawn* oak blocks.
The age of the floor is also very important; we don’t just use any floor! The older the floor, the more attractive and unusual the timber.
Most of our timber has been used as flooring for the last 100 years. Before it was felled, the trees grew for the best part of 200 years.
As part of our research and development, we took great care to produce toys that are safe for all age groups.
Wheels are glued with PVA glue, approved for use with children’s toys.
The timber is sealed with beeswax which is also approved for use with children’s toys.
We sent six examples of our product for testing to Satra and they all passed with flying colours.
Our range of cars now exceeds the six vehicles that went for testing but what was approved was the process we use to stick and seal the various parts. Our certification allows us to vary the shapes as long as we use the same techniques.
Satra are an independent research and testing organisation established in the UK in 1919. The products were tested to EN71 for Mechanical and Physical Properties (the European industry standard) which includes an assessment for sharp edges, sharp points and choking hazards. This ensures that the products without steering wheels are safe to use and fit for purpose.
Your order will be shipped using First Class Royal Mail or a courier service and should take 3-4 working days.
All our items are dispatched in a cloth bag with protective packaging.
Please remember that our products are often made to order, depending on stock levels and demand and the dispatch times will reflect this. We will always send an e-mail acknowledgement to let you know when your order has been dispatched.