Sunday, January 4, 2015

American Black Walnut cutlery trays

Here's something a little different from "The Oak Shop"...solid American Black Walnut!

Yes not everything I produce is Oak, these were a pair of bespoke cutlery trays produced in a beautiful timber that is American Black Walnut.

 It's been a while since I used ABW and to be honest I'd forgot just how stunning this timber is....if somewhat a touch expensive. The pictures really don't show it's stunning grain structure...clearly this is nothing I can take credit for...mother nature did the hard work!

Each one had tapered sides to fit snugly into their drawers with finger holes to aid lifting in and out and was produced to customer spec, right down to the size of each individual compartment.

These Walnut ones are clearly special order but in American White Oak they can be built to meet your requirements and ordered from the website.

Friday, August 15, 2014

Bespoke Oak Room Divider

Most days in the workshop it's just the same as any other job....same old, same old...but every now and then some thing different comes along.

This was just one such job, a stunning bespoke wall display unit come room divider, the customer is going to have the wall removed that it's currently stood up against so that items placed on the unit can be viewed from either side.  As such we needed to ensure that it had two good faces and were unable to hide any fixings on the back simply didn't have a back face.

Normally a job such as this would start with with getting a detailed brief from the customer but that wasn't required in this case, the customer knew just what they wanted and had produced a detailed drawing to work from...first hurdle over!

Production was at times challenging ensuring that all fixings were firmly out of sight once finished. 600 biscuits along with their 1200 slots, around 300 pocket hole screws and no end of dowels were just some of the fixings...none of which were visible once finished.

At over 2 meters tall and having used up 15 cubic ft of prime grade American white Oak  it was no light weight and one of the final challenges was a logistical one. After partly dismantling the works van so the unit fit in we had to contend with 175kg down quite a narrow access ally to get the unit to it's final resting place. The end result was one very happy client with myself and assistant somewhat out of breath!

Have you an idea that you'd like making reality then drop us an email or pop along to the website. Many people think that a one off commission might be out of their budget but you'd be surprised and until you ask you'll never know!

Thursday, June 19, 2014

Bespoke bedside chests

This is one of a pair of stunning bedside cabinets that were but to a customers spec....the design could quite easily be changed to suit your very own requirements.  

Solid oak through out and featuring full extension bearing guided drawers on all drawers and finished with high end glass knobs. Clearly should you wish to have six drawers then that's fine.

Many times you will see what may look like very nice pieces...a sure sign of quality is to take a look from the back, if the back looks as good as this then you can be your bottom dollar that corners haven't been cut.

For prices and more details please see our website 

Thursday, September 26, 2013

Oak and Pine Painted console table's

This is something new for us in that it's not completely oak. The lower painted parts are solid pine.

These beautiful consoles can be ordered in a choice of sizes and in your own colour. Featuring 4 inch legs, mortise and tenon frame construction and dovetailed drawers.

See our website for full details.

Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Would you like to win £100 to spend on our website however you like.

Sure you would, see our facebook page for detail of how to enter.

bespoke pet bowl

Tuesday, August 6, 2013

Dog Fun day

The Oak Shop attended a charity dog fun day over the weekend in aid of Bullies in Need with some of our Oak dog bowl stands.

A great day was had by all and I'm lead to believe the bullies in needs raised a fantastic amount of money to help them with their ever increasing work load. They are however in financial dire straights and need help quick, if you can help no matter how small please do so here. People are finding times hard so not donating as often, add in more bullies needing help and I'm sure you will understand they need as much help as possible. We did donate one of our feeders but clearly that doesn't even scratch the surface.

From The Oak Shops point of view is was great to see peoples reactions to our products and get some face to face feedback. Already looking forward to the next show which is for the Great Dane Adoption Society in Old Leak.

Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Oak Dog Bowl Giveaway

Do you like our Solid Oak raised dog bowl feeders? Of course you do, you've already told me. Would you like one for free??? Silly question....of course you would.

See one of my facebook pages for your chance to win one, you know the score just share and like the post.

Triple bowl dog bowl stand.

Click here to go to the post.