A Collection of Doors
A Collection of Screens
A Collection of Bench Tops & Vanities
A Collection of Freestanding Furniture
A Collection of Features
For us, it is easier to talk in Themes rather than Finishes as each piece of recycled timbers is unique but will fit within a broad theme that has a range of colours and textures.
Timber arrives in our yard unsorted and unloved, covered in dirt, nails cables, plaster and goodness knows what else. Before we can select for colour we de-nail and clean off the grime and oxidised surface, then we can sort for into stockpiles of Blond to Brown timbers and Brown to Red timbers.
Weathered timbers, brushed to smooth the original saw marks and
Weathered timbers, brushed to smooth leaving the original saw and wear marks. Colouring will be impacted by exposure to sunlight, dirt and in some cases smoke. Grey weathered timbers are most sought after and consequently we are always on the look out for more.
We use a handful of finishing techniques for our Rustic style:
Thick lines, clean sections, traditionally painted the white-grey range
Hampton style is very clean substantial look with painted surfaces contrasting with feature natural finishes like stone, iron or timber. Paint finishes can be rubbed back to show subtle colour changes of different layers of paint or aged with coloured waxes to give the timeless, comfortable classic look.
Clean timbers with defined lines
Having spent my lifetime growing up with a Danish master craftsman, I have an appreciation for the effort it takes to think through the obvious and ignore all that is not essential and emphasis what matters.
In our Scandinavian theme we leave the timber to be timber, finished with subtle Matte oils that feel soft and smooth. Where the grain needs carving out to remove hard edges or splinters we do, blending the carving with the natural grain. Where a joint is required, we make a feature of it, where strength is required, we ensure it is obvious. For example an industry standard external door has a skin skin of min. 4.75mm and door is 40mm thick. Our door skins are more than 2x that and our standard is is 46mm thick.
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