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  PK Steel Handcrafted Process  
 

All of our pieces are made with extremely purposeful exactitude along with a thorough quality control process. Below is a synopsis of our process of handcrafting furniture that is striking, durable, and built to last. We have utmost confidence in our workmanship due to our painstaking scrutiny of each piece built, regardless of what is being made.

The process begins with 24' long 11-gauge square steel tubing that comes in both 1" and 1 " dimensions. The tubing is delivered with a dark coating that is a rust-inhibitor. When a piece is built, the tubing is cut using a band saw. The cut pieces are subsequently cleaned to remove the dark coating to prepare for the next step in the process.

The cut pieces are then sanded using a grinder with various sanding grits depending on the finish. The results are pieces of tubing that change from the original dark appearance to a shiny finish before it is welded. This effortlessly prepares the tubing for the final stage before delivery to the customer, known as powder coating, which will be illustrated later.

The steel tubes are then partially welded on our 3-D Demmeler welding table. This is the most vital part of the process. This machined welding table, made in Germany, is machined to very tight tolerances, within 0.0004 of an inch per foot, to ensure stability and flatness. The end result is perfectly flat and true furniture. The piece is firmly clamped in using attachments that allow for nearly perfect accuracy so that you receive exactly what you have asked for. Mercedes-Benzes and Porsches are constructed using the exact same table, inevitably qualifying our workmanship. After being partially welded on this table, the piece is then removed and fully welded off the table. This stage of the process produces a lava-like appearance at each weld. The welds are than sanded smooth using a disk grinder.

Once the piece is fully built and scrutinized to ensure quality construction, it is placed in a "hotbox", an insulated, heated enclosed area that eliminates the risk of rust due to the high wattage light bulbs that surround the interior of the hotbox. The piece remains in the hotbox until is taken to be powder-coated. Each piece is carefully handled and treated softly so that you receive a unique piece of functional art that is built to endure.

The final step in the process is the powder coating stage. We take each piece to be powder coated. All of our pieces are powder coated, a refined finishing technique first used in Australia in 1967. Paint broken down to a powder is applied, then heated (cured) to its melting point, after which it flows to form a smooth film which dries to a firm, durable finish, which is very resistant to scratches, cracking, peeling, UV rays and rust. The unique application characteristics of powder coatings provide superior consistency and uniformity of finish without sags, drips, runs, or bubbles. This finish is also suitable for outdoor furniture. Our standard colors are black, silver, metallic silver, mirrored silver, clear and chrome. Additional colors are available upon request.

Finally, the piece is ready to be delivered, dutifully handcrafted in Kansas City, the heart of the Midwest. The end result is beautiful, one-of-a-kind furniture that cannot be found anywhere. PK Steel Designs LLC. prides itself on our quality workmanship and original designs, in addition to our custom design services.

 
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Shipping and Returns
Most orders to the continental US are shipped via UPS out of Kansas City, Missouri. Most items are delivered within 7-14 days from the date the order was processed. If you require expedited delivery, please call us and let us know. Due to the weight of some of our products, freight service is available on items over 150 lbs.

When items are shipped via UPS, they will deliver it to your doorstep. Some of our heavier items (over 150lbs) require freight delivery that is generally used for business-to-business shipping. When these types of items are delivered, someone will need to be at your residence to help the delivery person unload the product. Only items shipped freight will require such effort on your part.

When your order arrives, please maintain all original packaging materials until you have inspected all items. Original packaging is required for all returns.

If for some reason you are not 100% satisfied with your purchase within two weeks of receipt, your product will qualify for a full return. Shipping charges may apply.

If you should decide to cancel or change your order after it has left Kansas City, you may be responsible for the actual outgoing and return shipping on all or part of your order.

 
Local Delivery(Kansas City)

We offer delivery ($50) anywhere in the greater Kansas City area. If you have any questions, please contact us directly. Dial 913-522-1474 or 913-708-2516. If you prefer email: info@pksteelfurniture.com

Those outside of the Kansas City area we offer shipping (see above) anywhere in the United States. Please call us if you have any questions.

 
Privacy Policy
At PK Steel Designs we are steadfastly devoted to protecting your privacy. Under no circumstances would we sell or give away any of your information. When you make a purchase, we do collect some personal information from you such as your name, shipping address, telephone number, order selections, along with your credit card and/or payment information. This information will never be shared or sold to anyone.

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