The provenance of our Oak is very important to us. We take a strong stance on being a sustainable business, making decisions which place a high value on being sustainable wherever it is practical.
The choice of Oak as our timber is deliberate. We know exactly where all our timber comes from and can trace back the exact forests the timber originated from for each piece of furniture we create.
Oak is naturally durable, containing tannin which acts as a natural preservative providing the timber with a great resistance from bacteria and the issues it can cause.
Finally, it is a timber which lends itself gracefully to being bent using steam, as well as being wonderful to machine. A steam bent piece of Oak retains incredible strength along the grain allowing us to conceive magnificent designs. This would not be possible when using a piece of timber which has been carved into a curve.
We select and use the prime grade of Oak. This is the top quality type of Oak available. We then use the very best cut of the prime Oak, quarter sawn.