Dry separation toilets made from natural products
Our sustainable toilet solutions are not designed for ecological dispose of human waste only. We also want to manufacture them - as far as we can - from natural materials.
The bodies of our dry separation toilets are therefore made of one of the most individual natural products in the world: wood.
Natural products have individual appearances
Wood is a natural product. The grain and color of each tree is unique. Accordingly the appearance of such products is individual.
As natural product missionaries, we think that's great! Because, conversely, this means that each of our dry separation toilets is also unique.
And this is what lies behind it:
The bodies of our composting toilets are made of natural (birch) plywood. This is glued together from veneer - thin layers of wood from a tree trunk.
The veneer we use consists of 11 layers. The overall appearance is thus composed of the individual appearances of 11 different birch trees.
Obvious "damaged spots" in the wood layers are sorted out during the careful selection of our veneer. However, the plywood is ultimately processed by machine.
Thus, the individuality of the 11 birch trees may sometimes appear.
How tree fungi do their part
External influences affect the appearance of natural products, too. These include tree fungi, for example.
Their mycelium can penetrate several layers of wood in a tree, causing discoloration. Like the Northern cinnabar sponge, also called cinnabar tramente.
Northern cinnabar fungus grows preferentially on birch trees. It stains any wood it penetrates vermilion.
This is not "damage", as it is merely the color pigments of the sponge. We therefore do not sort out the naturally discolored veneers.
During the machine processing of the individual layers of wood, it can happen that such a spot appears at the set milling depth.
However, such coincidences are extremely rare.
This is what we think about it
The individual appearances of our dry separation toilets do not diminish the functionality of the toilets, nor do they, in our opinion, detract from the attractive design.
Instead, they demonstrate the natural lineage.
Those who want an flawless and completely even appearance of their composting toilet instead of this naturalness should please consider alternative toilet solutions, since Kildwick will always stick to nature´s beauty.
We are proud of the natural descent and the uniqueness of our products!