TorZo Seeta + Birds = One Clever Desk
A desk made from bamboo plywood inlaid with bird silhouettes made from TorZo Seeta was commissioned for a wild bird store, Birdhouse On The Greenway, in Charlotte, NC. Carol Buie-Jackson, the shop owner, contracted with Brian Turkalo of Turk Designs, Inc. to design and craft the cash-wrap, bump outs, and other retail displays. They had planned to use bamboo as the primary material, as Carol wanted everything to be eco-friendly. They were interested in doing some inlay work and Carol selected TorZo Seeta for it's beauty and the fact that it's made of 70% recycled sunflower seed hulls. TorZo Seeta was a clever choice for this project, as seeds are the store's primary product. The design is of a flock of doves which are several different sizes to make it look more realistic. Fabrication was tricky since the top is a single piece and they had to get the inlays flush, while not sanding the Seeta or bamboo too much. In order to give the counter the most natural look possible, and in keeping with the store's 100% green theme, they did not use any epoxy or varnish over the top. Instead, they chose a product called PNZ (imported from Germany by Hunter Coatings) which is a penetrating floor oil made of 100% vegetable-based oils. This oil pulled out the rich colors in the bamboo and Seeta while maintaining a natural matte sheen.
Brian told CaraGreen, "the project has been a great success and are working on several new jobs
to do similar custom projects for residential, retail and office spaces."
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Brian Turkalo can be reached at 704-281-6923.