What appears to be a flaw in a small number of our Kauri Coasters is actually gum leaching (called a ‘fleck’) through the wood and sitting under the lacquer. It’s nothing to do with poor finishing or inferior Kauri, and is often regarded as an enhancement, not defect. Some timbers have knots, others bleed gum. If the product was made of plastic it would be ‘picture perfect’ but would have no ‘character’– the trademark of wooden products.
Birthdays are a very special celebration world wide. Right? It’s that one time of the year where people don’t want to miss out on the chance of being the center of attention and/or having the whole day to themselves! Certain ages are considered “benchmarks” (say) ages 16 (famously known as ‘sweet sixteen’), 18, 21, 30 (and so on) which are considered special.