Wednesday, February 21, 2018

Painted dog crates

Hi guys...just a very quick update on our very popular dog crates...

As pictured now a viable with a painted frame and an oiled top....obviously still solid oak throughout

Available to order here in any Farrow and Ball colour you choose....

Monday, May 2, 2016

A new twist to pallet upcycling projects.

Everyone and their dog is on with busting a few pallets and upcycling them in the name of furniture production....a quick internet search and you will find a whole range of products....some are well made and forward thinking while other should have really stayed as pallets.

Here's our twist...this was a tired old looking oak table...and now its a beautiful Oak pallet with a massive mug sat on it.

Solid Oak upcycled pallet project

What do you think...will they catch on ;-)

1/10th scale oak euro pallet
Lets help keep furniture standards high and save the pallets ;-) Unless we act and bring the plight of the pallet to the forefront of peoples minds they will soon become extinct...and that's before we start thinking about poaching and over hunting. Act now and have your pallet furniture turned back into pallets and set free back into the wild....future generations will thank you for it..

Monday, April 25, 2016

Solid Oak Dog Crates/cages

Most dog owners will tell you what a fantastic training tool a crate can be, not only on toilet training but also for keeping your dog safe while you are out. The draw back is that they can be quite unsightly......well not any more.

Solid Oak  handcrafted dog cages

Our solid Oak Dog crates are built to the same high standard as any piece of furniture that you'll find on our website, after all you are going to put it in your home with other items of furniture so why shouldn't it be of the same standard? Built front solid American White Oak and delivered fully assembled. Each joint has a small mortise and tenon for added strength.

There two options for purchasing...either our eBay shop or the website.

Available in three sizes, each one complete with the cage. To aid with cleaning the oak frame can be lifted off the cage. 

Oak dog crates

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.