Bleached has been around since 2010… Although, it was only in 2017 that we launched our online shop. We are now exclusively an online retailer and do not have a physical retail store – alas… no more sitting in traffic!
Based in Johannesburg, South Africa we manufacture most of our products using reclaimed and recycled wood. We design and manufacture solid timber furniture and décor. All our products are handmade, not mass-produced and unique in every way possible. A lot of love and attention goes into each item we make. The true beauty, of course, comes from the history behind each piece of reclaimed wood – giving old wood, new life and purpose. No two pieces are ever alike. Isn’t that great? We firmly believe in supporting local small business. It creates jobs and empowers people such as our carpenters and employees. We are proudly South African and believe in trying our best to find locally sourced and made products and materials.
We are forever learning, exploring and growing, and would love your feedback. So please drop us an email to let us know what you think…
A FEW THINGS YOU MIGHT WANT TO KNOW…
A standard range of decor can be found on our online store – customisations are possible but limited to detail and quantity ordered. We do our own laser engraving and cutting in-house. Custom engravings take a little extra time and care and will incur and extra design and set up fee and may have longer lead times. For more information on any custom ideas you might have, please email firstname.lastname@example.org and we will see how we can meet your needs.
A standard range of furniture can be found on our online store. We are open to making custom pieces to suit your needs. If you are looking for something specific please send us an email to email@example.com and we will get back to you with a quote. Quotes can take between 2-4 working days. Remember to provide us with 1: A reference picture (or two) 2: Your dimensions required 3: Details such as ‘2 x drawers and 2 x cupboard doors’ for example – we will then communicate via email from start to finish of your enquiry/order. We have quite a specific style that we have come to love over the years, so deviating off this style isn’t really our forte. Think modern rustic, contemporary farm house etc. For some ideas have a look at our facebook page or instagram account to see what we are all about.
Decor We do carry stock of small items, so delivery on decor items range between 2-7 working days, depending on the time of processing your order and the delivery location. Unforeseen circumstances such as power cuts and weather conditions may delay the processing of your order. We will advise you via email should this be the case.
If an item is ‘Out of stock’ please feel free to send us an email and we will advise when the item/s are back in stock in order for you to continue with your order. Out of stock items can take up to 3weeks to become available again, depending on manufacturing deadlines and timing.
Furniture Because we are a fairly small business, we do not carry stock. Each order is made from scratch. Depending on the detail and size of your order – furniture orders can take between 3 – 6 weeks to complete so please bare this in mind when placing your order. Unforeseen circumstances such as power cuts, peak manufacturing seasons, weather conditions and availability of timber may affect the lead-time. If there are any delays we will notify you via email.
Decor Items With the help of Courier Guy, we hope to make delivery as quick as possible. Courier is charged per order and depends on the size and weight of each order. Depending on product availability and detail, deliveries can take between 3 – 10 business days to reach anywhere in Gauteng. Anywhere outside Gauteng may delay the process by a day or two. The package you receive will too be put together using recycled boxes and plastic – we don’t like waste!
Custom orders have an extended lead-time, and is calculated per order. Please contact us in writing for more information.
If you do not receive your order within 14 working days please advise us in writing and we will help locate your order.
Should there be any delay in production of your order, for any reason what so ever – we will send you an update via email.
We do not yet deliver internationally.
Furniture Furniture items delivery charges are calculated per order and item. Prices vary depending on the size of the order and the distance from our factory. Delivery charged will be quoted for via email, once a delivery address has been provided.
If you would like to collect your order directly from our factory please advise and we will email you the collection address. Collection from our factory must be during office hours only: Monday- Thursday 7:30am to 4:00pm and Fridays 7:30am – 1:30pm. ID is required in order to verify your collection. If someone is collecting on your behalf please advise us of their full name and surname.
Understanding Reclaimed Timber
Please understand that wood never dies. It is forever changing in colour, texture and shape. This is the case with most types of wood but more so with reclaimed timber. Cracks, colour changes and weathering may occur. Bleached cannot be held responsible for small changes that do not affect the functionality of the product.
Because we use recycled or reclaimed timber, imperfections are intentional. It gives each piece character and beautiful detail. It’s the imperfections that make our product perfect in our eyes. We love the organic look and feel it creates. Expect small cracks and nail holes, as most of our wood we use used to be some old house’s roof trusses!
Most wood does not like to be submerged in water. A little water is fine, but please don’t put cheese boards and wooden items in the dishwasher or leave your table legs in a puddle of water. This will degrade the items and possibly damage them beyond repair.