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Oak & Glass design: inspired by the ocean

Oak & Glass design: inspired by the ocean 0

One of our bespoke concept designs, this exquisite design is inspired by Peter’s seafaring days and the lively character of the ocean. By its sculptural presence and craftsmanship detail this solid English Oak & glass Coffee Table lends an elegance to interior spaces. 

 

The glass top is recessed into the flowing wave-shaped oak ends, secured with natural leather washers that are fixed with chrome dome caps – in keeping with the nautical feel of the piece.

As shown in the photography below, any naturally occurring gaps in the oak has been filled with photoluminescence fillers, which in the dark give a faint impression of glowing aquamarine veins – just like a night-time seascape. The wood is subtly stained with white wax grain, and over-coated with a satin gloss coating for a durable finish.

 

  Solid Oak & Glass Ocean inspired Coffee Table. Designed & Handcrafted by The Fine Wooden Article Co., Gloucestershire, UK.

 

This piece is sold in our SHOP, and if you are interested in a similar design please do not hesitate to get in touch with us.

 

DIMENSIONS & SPECIFICATIONS

Overall approx.: L 1231 x W 880 x H 360mm

Glass: 15mm thick safety glass with polished edges.

Weight: 80 kg

Made from sustainably sourced 8” square, solid air-dried English oak.

  • Peter Meredith

Solid Oak & MDF Room Divider / Bookshelf / Display Unit 0

Solid Oak & MDF bespoke room divider, bookshelf, display unit, handcrafted from sustainable wood by The Fine Wooden Article Co., Gloucestershire, UK.

Bespoke fitted room divider / bookshelf made from our own sustainably sourced Oak and white melamine MDF.

 

The design process for this commission was informed by our client's aesthetic preferences and lifestyle, and space considerations. It was important for this highly functional room divider/ bookshelf to be durably made & solid whilst staying in keeping with the rest of the space's interior design and light, airy feel.

 

As we developed the design, we sought to define the space without impinging on a feeling of spaciousness, to bring shape and circulation flow to an otherwise empty space whilst factoring in the client's storage needs & stylistic preference for an open display of personal effects, books, flower vases & subtle indoor lighting.

 

 

Should you be interested in a similar piece, please do not hesitate to get in touch!

 

 

Solid Oak & MDF Room Divider / Bookshelf / Display Unit. The Fine Wooden Article Co., Gloucestershire, UK

 

 

DIMENSIONS & SPECIFICATIONS

 

Approx. dimensions: 4.5m x 2.8m x 0.8m

Made from our own sustainably sourced Oak stock & white melamine MDF.

 

 

Installation of Oak & Melamine bookshelf, The Fine Wooden Article Company, Gloucestershire UK
The many shapes of wine: vintage French Oak Wine Barrel

The many shapes of wine: vintage French Oak Wine Barrel 0

A fantastically elegant Glass-topped coffee table made from genuine vintage French Oak wine barrel components, with an ingeniously designed wine bottle rack that holds 14 bottles.

 

INSPIRATION

A ½ wine barrel with thick, stretched natural leather straps fixed with chrome dome caps to protect the thick safety glass top; the wine rack is made from wine barrel staves. The oak has been sanded and sanded until beautifully smooth, then finished with four coats of yacht varnish to give it an elegant sheen.

 

‘The Griffiths’  ½ Barrel Coffee Table & Wine Rack (14 bottle) The Fine Wooden Article Co., Gloucestershire, UK

DETAILS

Overall approx.: L 895mm x W 800mm x H 380mm

Made from a reclaimed French Oak wine barrel.

Glass: 10mm thick safety glass with rounded corners and polished edges.

 

This item is sold through our SHOP.

 

  • Peter Meredith
English wood: Pippy Oak

English wood: Pippy Oak 0

'X-Leg' Natural Edged Pippy Oak & Glass Dining Table

Pippy Oak Natural Edge Dining Table X Legs with Glass. Designed by The Fine Wooden Article Co., Gloucestershire, UK.

 

Our ‘X-legs’ Dining Table was inspired by the character of our own Pippy Oak, the size, nature & grain of this particular piece of English wood. We sought to create a contemporary variation on the traditional farmhouse kitchen: working with the nature of our Oak timber whilst using industrial, minimalist structural design.

 

INSPIRATION

The Pippy Oak for this dining table was first milled to expose its grain & give it a new lease of life. The shaping of the table was in response to the beauty of its natural grain, and its organic irregularities were further emphasised with the insertion of a central rebated glass panel – a lovely feature which gives the table a feeling of lightness, when it is in truth a very sturdy piece. Indeed, the size of the piece requires careful stabilisation, so we decided to do away with any 'between legs stretchers', instead supporting the table top with fabricated, over-engineered steel brackets powder-coated in a gunmetal finish, bolted through with chromed dome caps & leather washers.

This high-end industrial table is full of details and features: the table top with its 12mm touched glass inset was rebated to the top in order to extend the grain figuring & showcase the industrial quality of fixtures & fittings, rather than cutting the Oak slabs straight.

 

All in all this is a unique delightful piece with a tactile quality, crafted with care from our own timber – a true focal point for any space & a great conversation starter!

 

This piece is sold in our SHOP, if you are interested in a similar design please do not hesitate to get in touch with us.

 

DIMENSIONS & SPECIFICATIONS

 

Made from air-dried English Pippy Oak & toughed 12mm thick glass.

The table-top is 10'x4' (3000x1219cm)

Due to weight and size, delivery is by arrangement. Please feel free to get in touch to discuss or to arrange a visit to our workshop.

 

Cedar console with natural edges & liquid glass finish 0

100 yr old Cedar of Lebanon Console with Natural Edges & Liquid Glass finish. The Fine Wooden Article Co., Gloucestershire, UK.

 

An exquisite, proportionally correct console made from 6 year seasoned 100 year old Cedar of Lebanon, finished with a natural bark edge bark.

INSPIRATION

 

This design was inspired by the natural character of this 100 yr old Cedar slab and the texture of its bark edge. Accordingly, it is sealed with solvent-free liquid glass epoxy, which gives the piece the high gloss definition its quality warrants. This has the great added advantage of making it incredibly hard-wearing and resistant to any possible spillages.

In order to preserve the design integrity of the piece, we equipped this Console with a secret wall-fixing mechanism so that once installed, it proves a highly elegant addition to any room scheme.

 

DETAILS

Made from 6 year seasoned 100 year old Cedar of Lebanon.

Approx. dimensions : L 1810 mm : H 960 mm : D 300 mm, with a 4" thick solid top.

 

This item is sold through our SHOP.

 

100 yr old Cedar of Lebanon Console with Natural Edges & Liquid Glass finish. The Fine Wooden Article Co., Gloucestershire, UK.

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  • Peter Meredith

Garden Swing Seat: Inspired by Children 0

Freestanding Bespoke Garden swing-seat English solid Oak, Personalise & Engrave, traditionally crafted, practical & finely designed with high quality robust rope-work in Gloucestershire, UK. 

‘Higher Mummy Higher’ swing seat 

 

A beautiful detailed, classical two-child swing-seat designed from Teak wood so it may pass down through the generations. The seat is hand engraved with scroll work reading: ‘Higher Daddy Higher' on one leading edge, and ‘Higher Mummy Higher’ on the other.

 

INSPIRATION

This Swing Seat was inspired by its owners & its setting.

It now hangs from a fantastic branch coming off perpendicular to the trunk at approximately 30 foot from the ground, with the ground beneath gradually sloping away – a most idyllic setting for a seriously performing swing. 

The swing was designed for two children to enjoy using in all safety. The seat has no less than 200 (6mm diameter) Teak dowels set into the seat top, each carefully rounded over and left proud to provide grip for the little ones’ bums.

It was professionally finished with numerous coats of yacht varnish, so that even though it has been outside from the day it was hung, seven years later it still looks as great as the day the varnish dried!

 

DETAILS

This design came to inspire a more price-sensitive range of Solid Oak Swing Seats sold in our SHOP, which perform equally well and last just as long.

Should you be interested in an adaptation of this or one of our standard swings, do get in touch.
Bespoke arden swing-seat English solid Oak, Personalise & Engrave, traditionally crafted, practical & finely designed with high quality robust rope-work in Gloucestershire, UK.