As standard we offer 4 types of hardwoods – Ash, Oak, Beech and Meranti – although we can use other more premium hardwoods, such as walnut, cherry or iroko, as requested. We also use white wood (pine) for certain projects, or to mimic the rustic look of pallet or scaffold boards but with a lower risk of distortion. The price of a piece will depend of the timber used.
Pallets, cable reels, scaffold boards are usually pine wood. They may age, crack and change more than new timber; this adds to their aesthetic but be aware that cracks, cups and twists are common. They may well have some or all of the following features; nail and screw holes, saw marks, paint, rust marks, knots, splits. This is part of the natural character of using reclaimed wood.
STAINS & FINISHES
I offer four stains as standard – light oak, medium, cherry and dark oak – as well as natural finish with no stain. There is also the option for white-wash, grey-wash or black stain.
All pieces then have a coat of sealer and at least 2 coats of clear matt varnish.
There is also the alternative option to have a higher gloss varnish, oil, or wax applied depending on the look you want to achieve.
We use mild steel which is given a protective coat of varnish which maintains its industrial look whilst ensuring a clean finish.
Steel frames can also be powder coated at an extra cost to give a totally different, but often vibrant, look.