0

Your Cart is Empty

February 09, 2022 2 min read

We enjoy more than anything undertaking design build and install projects for local clients. We harvest and dry and prepare sustainably sourced English Hardwoods, geographically locally to our workshops for exactly this purpose, we mill the stock locally  and dry the timber in a natural, all be it in a time consuming way. General rule of thumb for air drying and seasoning sawn timber boards is one inch per year of board thickness. ("When it comes to drying timber. You cannot rush nature.")
                  
The net result of our process and efforts result in a really light impact, with minimal draw on environmental resources if at all.
Not withstanding the fact that the raw oak and other hardwoods we are focussed on are invariably naturally grown, ie they do not come from managed woodlands and forestry, the have an abundance of character traits, retaining the strength and integrity synonymous with the species.
Our boards of English Oak and other hardwoods do therefore lend themselves beautifully to natural edged products and have a very country cottage / country house feel about them.
In this instance our client returning for the 3rd time now as part of a phased overhaul of their most quintessential English Village Cottage requested we design make and install a Natural edged island / breakfast bar measuring some 1300x1100x40mm in our own oak and the counter top material and, as has been the case throughout all previous projects in this cottage, was to have some brass detailing.
To ensure stability and longevity we pride ourselves on our integrity, particularly when it comes to the structural joints, as it is these which will allow the piece to stand the test of time. In this instance we developed a pegged, mortice and tendon, breadboard end in the most traditional sense. Any bonding required has been do using best West Systems Epoxy.

For further information about our processes products and services we offer please do get in touch. 01452741298 or e mail info@thefinewoodenarticleco.com
Thanks Pete and Jen

Peter Meredith
Peter Meredith

Owner, designer, craftsman, cabinet maker.


Leave a comment

Comments will be approved before showing up.


Also in News

6.5m Long Conference Table.
6.5m Long Conference Table.

April 01, 2022 3 min read

Through all of the meetings concluding these material decisions the brief had one word resonating and presiding over all. "WOW." The table had to have WOW factor. 
Hairworks, Hair Salon, Whitminster.
Hairworks, Hair Salon, Whitminster.

March 22, 2022 1 min read

Bespoke Bathroom Project - Bespoke Natural Edged, Ancient Yew Bathroom Vanity worktop with Resin Detailing
Bespoke Bathroom Project - Bespoke Natural Edged, Ancient Yew Bathroom Vanity worktop with Resin Detailing

July 22, 2020 2 min read

Ancient Yew by its very nature is an extraordinarily slow growing, multi stemmed species which creates an abundance of knots and stunning natural fissures, voids and cracks between stems. Not to mention the amazing grain figuring and colouring the yew is famed for.

Blanketing the wood in its raw form in a translucent epoxy resin enhances its beauty and creates a feature of its natural elegance. This is also an extremely effective method of protection, ensuring a waterproof and water-resistant finish which is both durable and hygienic in a bathroom environment.

The live edged, single slab countertop has mortice and tennon jointed end caps, a technique used to stabilise the piece providing a sense of uniformity to this extravagant and opulent design.

Glossy copper and bronze filings added a depth and twinkle to the epoxy detailing, merging with the diverse colours of the Ancient Yew to accentuate the elegance of the countertop and meld with the colour palette of our client’s statement bathroom.

Bespoke Bathroom Project