Caring for Acrylic, Resin & Glass
Glass furniture requires low maintenance and is a timeless addition to your interior, reflecting light and creating the feeling of more space.
(Featured on Junk Art Propeller coffee table, Tracks collection, Gradient side table and Iceberg collection)
In Timothy Oulton’s Spur and Xylem blocks, a delicate crafting process brings together reclaimed driftwood with sharp glass acrylic. The wood is arranged manually piece by piece before the acrylic is added to the mould. At this moment, the driftwood – a living material - interacts with the acrylic, causing air bubbles to occur and sometimes spontaneous marks to the wood. The reaction is different in every piece, making each block truly unique. Glass acrylic is impervious to light, retaining its clarity over time.
(Featured on Spur and Xylem)
Timothy Oulton’s crystalline acrylic range uses exceptional UV resistant acrylic, clearer than glass. The acrylic is meticulously cut to shape for each individual piece of furniture, and the edges sanded completely smooth. Finished components are secured in place by hand with shiny steel screws or high strength professional adhesive which is carefully heated to dissolve into the acrylic, preventing any marks and ensuring a crystal clear finish that sparkles when the light catches it.
(Featured on: Glacier, Pyramid, Crystalline Baluster, Crystalline Arris)
Featured on Timothy Oulton’s classic 4 Beam collection, the smooth, hard resin is a wonderful visual contrast to the rugged timber encased within. Resin has a cloudy appearance compared to glass and acrylic. Resin may start to yellow with age and exposure to light, this is to be expected over time and is normal.
(Featured on 4 Beam)
Crystalline Acrylic, Glass Acrylic and Resin
- Resin and acrylic are both synthetic materials and can be easily scratched or marked. Try to avoid placing sharp or abrasive objects on their surfaces.
- Protect your table top from hot, wet or abrasive objects by using coasters, trivets and placemats.
- Ensure your furniture is not too close to a heat source, or in direct sunlight or moonlight for long periods.
- Certain solvents can damage resin and acrylic, it is best to keep your furniture away from harsh chemicals.
- To clean your furniture, use a clean, soft cloth dampened with a solution of mild detergent and water. Blot dry using a clean soft cloth.
- Timothy Oulton’s acrylic and wood blocks (Xylem and Spur) should not be kept in a wet environment such as a bathroom or kitchen, as the moisture may cause the acrylic to crack.
- Protect your glass table top from hot, wet or abrasive objects by using coasters, trivets and placemats.
- Wipe up spills immediately
- Clean regularly using glass cleaner or a soft, slightly damp chamois. Wipe dry.
- Avoid the use of chemical and abrasive cleaners, steel wool or scouring pads, as these may damage the glass.