The ancient Roman philosopher Cicero once said: “All things are natural All are wonderful.”
Faithful to its original form, wood’s most basic and natural style was used to create a door surface without any unnecessary modification and beautification.
Blue Whale’s Prototype door has corner panels that are made exclusively of high-quality Burmese teak. Each panel is different: in the production process, the teak wood is cut at an angle, so that each piece of wood has different textures and grain directions. Ordinary wood mills cannot replicate this complex effect.
The Prototype door is Blue Whale’s homage to the natural beauty of the earth.
- Our airtight sound insulation structure can reduce noise by 40 decibels, and it also saves electricity by keeping warmth in during the winter and cool air in during summer.
- Passed 60A fireproof and smokeproof structure test: the door is fire resistant for one hour, so you can wait indoors for rescue in absolute safety.
Very Rare and Precious Burmese Teak
- Our Burmese teak is from 70-year-old virgin forest specimens. The Myanmar (Burma) government has now banned exports, so the only real Burmese teak in Taiwan is left over from the early days. Therefore, Burmese teak wood is extremely rare in the current solid wood market.
- Blue Whale is committed to protecting the natural environment. Repurposing materials is a great way to do this. The founder of Blue Whale discovered that the quality of some of the teak remnants from lumber mills was quite good. The Blue Whale team reused these teak remnants in the design of the door, reviving the original vitality of the wood. Each panel of wood has a different grain, and combined with the knots and marks left by time, makes every door unique.
- In the past, the sapwood (outer wood) remnants of milled Burmese teak were not considered very valuable, as this wood was regarded as less rugged than the denser heartwood inside. But times and methods change. Blue Whale has found that this sapwood is a beautiful material, rich in oil, solid and clear in texture. In order to protect natural resources by reusing materials, the sapwood remnants of the tree are cleverly blended into door panels to create a beautiful, natural teak appearance that matches the original grain of the tree.
- The process for this is quite detailed. After selecting the sapwood for planing, the pieces are spliced and glued together, and then moved outside to absorb the ultraviolet rays of the sun, drying the wood and making it more color stable. The surface is then hand-ground, and a German natural wood lacquer is applied to protect the surface.
- This selection of materials, board combination, outdoor drying and color fixing, grinding, and lacquer coating takes a total of 8 work days over a 45-day period.
The appearance of each Original Teak porch soundproof door is unique like a human fingerprint, and cannot be imitated.