ABOUT US


 WHO ARE WE?

EXPERIENCED WOODWORKERS. PRODUCING SOLID OAK FURNITURE

 

Beautiful, modern,and practical  furniture. Not expensive but WORTHY. To be sure, check out our website www.striha.if.ua. 

This website is designed specifically for slab wood furniture. Everything you can see here is a manual work. Every item is unique –  there is no two identical tables. There is a wide range of production provided  and it can be purchased. 

PICTURES here are exclusively ours . We have a huge collection of raw natural slabs. They will soon appear on the website.

A lot of time we spend is for searchnig the trees which then will turn into slabs and beautiful  things in the end. 

We carefully keep our production in a big well ventilated warehouse. Our slabs as well as little children require a lot of our attention. And as those kids they are so capricious. But we are so pleased to see smiling faces of our clients buying them.

We made a ‘Sold’ section. If you like an item there, we can probably offer you a neighboring slab of that log. Please write us and describe your own wishes.  

 A SLAB HISTORY

Slab began its modern history in Northern America. Two hundred years ago the industrialized world touched the wild nature of America. Naturally, there was a forest – an ancient, long-standing one. There were huge trees. The tree was 10 meters in diameter, and 120 meters in height. In 1990 Americans brought the table to the exhibition in Paris. The slab was 100 meters long and 10 meters wide.  Evidently, there were not such forests in Europe. They were burnt out, cut down for thousands of years. There is no more any wildwoods. For example, our native Carpathians had a Tees. It was that wood thanks to which the forests were shaped. It has been the most valuable conifer but now it has become extinct. So, it is natural that Americans were first to use large tables in their houses. 

EUROPE

And what does our nature give us? What can we make of that? It is possible to make a lot. Firstly – TABLES MADE OF SLABS. Tables can be various – kitchen, dining, desktop, table of the head manager, conference ones. We think conference tables MADE OF SLABS will be the most presentable. And coffee tables are not the exception too. Secondly, BEDS MADE OF SLABS. It is a very good idea to use a slab to make the headboard of the bed. And it is not needed to have a wooden house for this, or to live off the beaten path. It would be very suitable for a ‘LOFT’ or ‘ECO MODERN’ style. Thirdly – consoles, washing stands, kitchen work surfaces, loft doors, wine racks, paintings, mirrors, benches, waiting rooms. Everything above can be made of slabs. So let’s do it!

SLABS… MADE OF WHAT?

What sprang your mind first? What material to use? An oak? Certainly Europe is very rich in oaks. But are they wide enough? Yes, they are. We can find them in people’s yards. Sometimes, they cause real troubles. Hurricanes break  branches of trees and it makes an impact on people’s goods. It seems to be the end of the tree. Instead of making  a firewood of it, we want to give the tree a second life – in your home. Besides, ash, nut and elm trees, sycamores, wych-elms, acacias, bog oaks and beeches can be used.

DIMENSIONS

If someone sells an oak table which width is 60cm and says it is a slab, be sure – it’s not true. We consider a SLAB should have a width of 80-100-120-140 cm. However in the process of producing the product, slab appears to be not very large (50-60cm). But it has a unique texture. These ones are made of big logs. So we will consider them as slabs. A NUT TREE. A nut tree is in no very favorable situation in Ukraine. So, the slabs made of it cannot be very large. To the row of smaller slabs we can also add a BOG OAK. It is very beautiful from the edge of the log to the croaker. The conclusion is: rough tables are just rough tables. But the SLAB is made of the big tree or it must be a very unique and beautiful table.

WHAT CAN WE OFFER YOU?

EUROPEAN OAK. A real giant. 100-300 years old. More than 50 pieces in stock. Diameter – 90-130cm. The width of the tables is 70-110cm. The length – 250-330-360-450cm ( from 300 $ per sq. m.). 

A BOG OAK, 150, 250 years old. More than 40 pieces in stock. Diameter – 220cm. It is strawy in the middle and dark at the edges. A very unique edge of the table. The length of the tables is 260-300-330-360-400cm. The width – 60-80-100-120cm (from 550$ per sq. m. ). 

A BOG BEECH, 120 years old. 40-50 pieces in stock. Diameter – 100cm. The length of the stem was 20 meters!!! Its unicity is in that thing that before being in the water, the tree had been in fire! The edge of the table is burnt out. That is a very inimitable. You will not find anything similar to this throughout the Internet. 

A NUT TREE. A royal tree that will definitely touch your heart. 70 pieces available. Usually, we offer products of two tables (DOUBLE) – from 400 $ per sq m. 

AN ASH TREE. Diameter – 90-130cm. Many in stock (50-60 pieces). Big light tables. Unforgettable texture (from 350$ per sq. m.). 3-D effect tables available.

ENGLISH ELM. Slabs with 100cm width and 70cm diameter. Unforgettable texture.  There are very interesting cross slices available. 30 pieces in stock.

Everything described above is in the storage and is waiting for you. Besides, you can choose the bottom of the table you like: glass, plexiglass, practicable beam, stainless steel, metal in powder coating. 

TOOlS USED

We have all the necessary equipment to cut down large trees, transport, carve, dry and recycle them. We have developed a repeated aligning technology. We also use epoxy resin to fill  cracks and different defects. Bottom of the table is mounted on special metal frames. All this is maintained in order to keep the exact sizes of slabs. We cover all products with oil or handmade oil-wax. It is all environmentally friendly products.