How We Do It

How We Do It 2018-02-14T20:20:40+00:00

For a quick summary of how our consultation and design process works, here’s a short video clip explaining our capabilities and the needs of our customers are central to our whole production process.

Technical Processes

We use sixteen-gauge steel (1.62mm thick) that is formed and welded into rectangular box or tubular shape for our furniture construction. This material type is called electric resistance welded steel tube (ERW).

The metalwork for each individual piece of your furniture order is cut to length, deburred, then welded together in a jig for consistency and increased strength. The exposed welds are removed by grinding to provide smooth, flush and seamless surfaces.

Our tables are designed with sturdy attachment points to increase the area of the contact surfaces and so provide strength and rigidity in the final furniture. These are welded onto the final frame to enable table top attachment and at this point any additional welds are carried out (such as internal leg screw-fixing points for adjustable feet).

Completed metalwork furniture components are meticulously cleaned, degreased and dried in preparation for electrostatic charging and powder coating. The fine paint particles of your chosen colour will thickly adhere to exposed, charged metal surfaces. When baked in our temperature-controlled kilns the powder reacts, hardens and forms a precise covering to the metalwork that is clean and smooth and an extremely hard wearing painted surface.

The width of medium density fibreboard (MDF) varies depending upon the specification of the work surface and the use to which it is to be put (table, worktop or office desk, etc.) The 18mm or 25mm width board is prepared and cut at a size and shape that is 6mm larger than the final required size. At Ambic we add a compensate-laminate surface to the lower, unexposed wood face to prevent warping and bowing of our products over time.

If your profiled edge is to be lacquered, your chosen high-pressure laminate surface is prepared and adhered to the oversized tabletop before being sealed and fixed in a large press.

Skilled operators use the computer numerically controlled (CNC) equipment to shape the wooden section, creating the edge profile to very exacting, precise dimensions before the edges are sanded and masked-off by hand. When masked, edges are spray sealed, sanded, then spray lacquered thus creating the characteristic and very durable gloss lacquer finish that is characteristic of our edges.

If you require the edges of your surface to be ABS-tape coated (acrylonitrile butadiene styrene [thermo-plastic]) then the MDF surface is prepared by CNC at a reduced size to accommodate the width of edge tape prior to the addition of the high pressure laminate surface. This ensures that the edge is glued and pressed together to form a uniform, sealed product.

The finished work surface is prepared by removing any excess lacquer and is checked and cleaned in readiness for construction in the assembly shop.

Our skilled cabinetmakers draw from their experience to construct and unite all of the components to create unique Ambic furniture. This guarantees a consistency of quality and enables our high standards to be maintained and refined.

All components are measured and checked against your order before construction begins. Your chosen surface is marked, aligned and united with your painted metalwork before being cleaned, polished and stacked ready for despatch. The product is checked for sign off before being wrapped (where necessary) for delivered to your premises where it can go into immediate use.

Your beautifully crafted and well-engineered furniture has been designed to provide years of trouble free service.

Case Studies