The timbers we turn on a regular basis.
Patterned Beech Wood is formed as part of the natural process of break down and regeneration in the forest. Fallen logs are cut and left on their sides for between two and four years to encourage different types of patterning. If left too short, the patterns will lack intensity and interest, but if left too long, the timber can become unusable. Once the balance is judged just right, the logs are milled and dried, freezing the patterns in place. Here they will wait inside the timber, only to be fully revealed by us when we shape the wood to its final form.
European Cherry Wood is a pale pinkish-brown that often mellows to a rich honey brown over time, with prominent streaks of colour varying from darker brown to reds and even green. We love working with Cherry for its rich, beautiful lustre which shines through after oiling and polishing.
The term Olive Ash does not refer to any specific species of Ash but instead is in reference to the darker, streaked heartwood found in some Ash trees.
Yew is certainly a unique wood species and one of our favourites to work with. The contrast between the orange heart wood and creamy white sap wood produces some strikingly beautiful designs. The fine grain and smooth texture of this wood give it a lustrous finish when oiled and buffed.
The Sweet Chestnut tree is thought to have been introduced to the British Isles by the Romans and records show that by medieval times sweet chestnuts were being grown in various parts of southern England where the trees are still abundant today.
Walnut is popular for its attractive timber which is hard, dense, tight-grained and polishes to a very smooth finish. The colour ranges from creamy white in the sapwood to a dark chocolate colour in the heartwood. Because of its colour, hardness and grain, it is a prized furniture and carving wood.