There are many beautiful wood species that grow in Northern California, many of which are not commercially available. At Cimarron we mill and dry much of the wood we use in our furniture. We also have a network of local sources, primarily other individuals operating mills that like Cimarron mainly mill wood that has come from trees that have either fallen naturally or that have been taken down by arborists. This not only gives us access to wood species that are difficult to source, but also turns trees that would otherwise likely be chipped and disposed of into something beautiful, functional and of value. While most of the wood in our work comes from these local sources, we can and do source other wood species where either the design or our client calls for it.
Modern techniques, pigments, and ingredients allow Cimarron to match almost any color. We are able to achieve accuracy within a shade of any Benjamin Moore paint color. We also source pigments from BlueConcrete, giving us an even wider selection of possibilities.
Color on its own without adding aggregate can be polished to either a high sheen or textured dull matte.
Cast concrete can contain a wide variety of aggregates like colored glass, metal shavings, mother of pearl, and broken stone. Our clients can even bring us materials of their own they would like to incorporate in a piece.
When aggregate is added, one creates a depth and complexity to the look of a piece; with this comes complexity to the process. Cast concrete with aggregate will need to be ground after casting in order to expose the aggregate properly. It will then need to be grouted to fill any small imperfections (holes) that come from adding aggregates. This process may need to be repeated several times to get to the look we envisioned from the start.