Raw Materials

The Wood

Most of our furniture is made from mature native oak. Rob selects english and scottish oak and usually knows exactly where the tree grew – often estates and parks in South West Scotland or the North of England.

The natural patterns of the wood are a key part of the design of each piece of furniture, with flaming from quarter-sawn oak and the characteristic swirls of burr or pippy oak. Sometimes other hardwoods like ash, cherry or sycamore are used for their colour or pattern.

 

Finishing

The finish on the constructed piece brings the wood alive. Rob uses many coats of linseed oil or beeswax to give a natural, beautiful and hard wearing finish