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Types of timber

Types of wood we use to create our bespoke furniture and hand made kitchens

David has at his disposal a large range of woods available - any of which can be skillfully worked into the furniture of your choice. Each tpe of timber has it's own distinct character which will define the overall feel, and cost, of your project.

Listed here is a selection of the timbers available, with brief descriptions of their principal characters. The character of each wood type will also be defined by your a choice of finish - plain, waxed, etc.

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Oak
Oak

The quintessential English oak is a heavy, pale to mid brown hardwood with exceptional longevity. Depending on the way in which it is sawn, oak can exhibit a beautiful "silver" grain. A superb and long lasting choice for classic or modern furniture. The cheaper American oak is much paler than English.

Elm
Elm

Much rarer than it used to be because of the ravages of Dutch Elm Disease, elm is now making something of a comeback. Its strength, high density and unusual undulating grain make it a wonderful choice for doors, refectory style tables and Windsor chairs.

Beech
Beech

Smooth-grained, easy to work with and very versatile, beech is used in both contemporary and traditional settings, and is particularly suitable for dining furniture. Its close even grain also makes it very popular for kitchen work surfaces, either solid or as the familiar "beech block".

 

Wenge
Wenge

Wenge is a striking African timber which has recently gained popularity for built-in furniture such as vanity units and bathroom cupboards. Its dark brown, almost purple, hues and flamboyant grain complement fashionable white bathroom furniture perfectly.

 

Satinwood
Satinwood

Satinwood, with its close, silky texture and bright warm hues, has always been a favourite choice for bedroom furniture. It is also lighter in weight than some woods and therefore items of furniture made from it are easy to move when you wish to rearrange the layout of a room.

Ash
Ash

Blonde, bold and practical, ash is a lovely pale wood with great versatility. Looking its best in simple, uncluttered situations where its good looks can be best appreciated, it makes lovely kitchen cupboards, floorboards and large items of free-standing furniture.

Pine
Pine

Pine comes in many grades and represents excellent value for money, as well as being an attractive and versatile timber that will give many years of excellent service. Reclaimed pine in particular is a great choice for farmhouse and cottage kitchens.

Mahogany
Mahogany

The dark auburn tones and rich grain of mahogany represent, to many, a real touch of luxury and elegance. Stunning as a kitchen worktop, or worked into delicate items of living room furniture, mahogany is truly a timber for the connoisseur.

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