OW Lee Company uses only the highest-quality materials in the production of their furniture. Carbon steel, galvanized steel, and 6061 alloy aluminum are meticulously chosen for superior strength as well as rust and corrosion resistance. Materials are individually measured and precision-cut to ensure a smooth and accurate fit. Steel and aluminum pieces are bent into exact shapes and then hand-forged with a hammer and anvil, a process unchanged since blacksmiths in the Middle Ages.
A full circumference weld is applied wherever metal components intersect. This eliminates the possibility of moisture entering the interior of tubing or in a crevice, a process that guards against rust and corrosion. All welds are then ground and sanded to create a seamless transition from one component to another.
The frames are blasted with tiny steel particles to remove dirt and oil from the manufacturing process, which is then followed by a five-step wash and chemical treatment to create the optimum surface for the final finish.
A hand-applied, zinc-rich epoxy primer is used to create a protective undercoat against oxidation. This prevents rust from spreading and helps to protect the final finish.
The top coating of durable polyurethane powder is also hand-applied and then oven-cured to ensure a long-lasting finish.
Along with the handcrafted frames, the highest-quality outdoor fabrics are used to create custom-tailored cushions that follow the lines of the collection and fit each piece of furniture perfectly.