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Production

Many hands make a Hangbird.

In each finished Hangbird, there are over 50 parts, and each of them can tell a story: the smallest screws, the fittings, the pulleys and ropes and the long wooden laths, the installation manual and the packaging.

We highlight few aspects here to show what is needed for a finished product.

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Cutting the wood

Many years, the trees for the wood grow somewhere in central Germany. After cutting the tree, the wood is cut open, and the planks are dried and sawed into rough laths which are then planed to the final measure.

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Wood working

Sanded wood laths

The workshops receive the finely planed laths and continue working on them: drilling and countersinking holes, sanding the surface several times and finally applying the wood oil or preparing the laths to be shipped to the paint shop in a specialised family-owned company.

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Ropery

The ropery produces Hangbird’s colourful rope plumage from raw fibres: machines reel, braid, coil and cut. Many busy hands operate the machines and at the end, take care of handy portions.

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Packaging

Each Hangbird comes with many parts: screws, plugs, ropes, pulleys, cleat… – All item need to be counted and packaged diligently, not loosing a single item. In this way, a single series contains many ten thousands¬† of item: a job for many hands!

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