UWD started as a family company which roots reach year 1979. At that time Stan Smerecki started the Classic Canoes - company that builds high-end wooden boats and yachts. Deep knowledge and enthusiasm for woodcraft allowed Stan to well educate the next generation of passionate wood professionals. Since its establishment in 2008, UWD is devoted to carry on this legacy.
Wood has been very close with men for millennia. Nowadays, perhaps more than ever, we feel this deep connection to wooden objects and appreciate their natural beauty. From a global perspective wood is the most ecological, sustainable material. In 21 century we witness its true renaissance – as shows the rapidly growing interest in wooden constructions, including skyscrapers – buildings that have record lows carbon footprint.
In Unique Wood Design every piece is made by hand. The team of knowledgeable artisans run projects from start to finish. From the initial selection and careful alignment of wood elements up to the fine finish of the surface, woodworking process requires highest level of proficiency. Excellence in craft requires working not only by hands but also with mind and heart.
DeepWood® is the state-of-the-art method of thorough wood impregnation invented by UWD. In first stage multiple layers of resins soak into the material structure improving its mechanical properties. On top there comes coating that prevent osmosis and makes wood independent from changes of room relative humidity. Final layer provides UV protection and superior scratch resistance.
Every piece crafted by UWD is intended to last for generations and someday become a family heirloom or collectors piece. The expected service life of a solid wood product is 60-80 years and after general renovation it can be extended multiple times. Its value grow over time and universal design stays up-to-date. The fact that carbon is stored in wood for such a long period of time has a direct positive impact on environment.Projects
We have installed the first wooden bathtub back in 2013. Clients instantly felt in love with this true piece of functional art. The bathtub turned out to be easy to maintain and durable. This is why, after six years, we have ordered another six very special, custom made tubs. Working with Unique Wood Design is a pleasure as their crew is competent and services are top-notch.
Pawel Dziubasik, Hotel Bania, Poland