Timbers currently available for commission work are:
English Yew taken from a tree grown in the walled garden at Nottingham University and a tree grown in the grounds of Rufford Abbey Nottinghamshire
English Oak cut from a storm damaged tree grown in NNR Sherwood Forest
Sweet Chestnut cut from a trees planted in woodlands that once formed part of King John's deer park.
Sycamore cut from trees grown in NNR Sherwood Forest
London Plane/Lacewood cut from damaged trees grown in the walled garden of the Carmelites Monastery Notting Hill London.
Copper Beech cut from a storm damaged tree grown in the walled garden of the Carmelites Monastery Notting Hill London.
English Elm cut from a storm damaged tree in the village of Blidworth Sherwood Forest
Ash cut from a storm damaged boundary tree grown in Halam Nottinghamshire
If you would like to commission a piece of furniture to be made from storm damaged trees grown in Sherwood Forest and The Dukeries please don't hesitate to contact us either by email or telephone +44 (0) 1623 794406 and we will be pleased to discuss your requirements.
Latest commissioned pieces:
Made in Yew & Laburnum to house a pen made by Twiss Pens
Made from Sweet Chestnut 10' long x 4'8" wide with a 2.5" thick top, finished in it's natural colour & sealed with danish oil
Off cuts left over from the floor were used to form a runner for the steel stairs that led to the cellar.
Some of the figured London Plane/Lacewood from Notting Hill
has been use to make stair treads for a steel staircase in a farmhouse
refurbishment in Hathersage in The Peak District.
The treads have Sweet Chestnut set into them to tie in with the risers, 20% of wain edge will be left on at the wall side of the tread.
Sweet Chestnut Floorboards
Sweet Chestnut floorboards made from milled boards cut from storm damaged and felled trees. The floorboards are made and layed by us.
Above photo shows machined floorboards waiting to be layed
Above photo shows floorboards cramped whilst glue dries, these boards have been layed directly onto a concrete floor.
Above photo shows finished floorboards layed, sanded and polished
Yew mirror frame under construction
The frame is 60" wide x 34" high and when will make a stunning feature in the clients house.
In English Yew & Sweet Chestnut, made for my first grandchild.
The English Yew came from a tree that was planted in the walled garden at Nottingham University 1797 and felled in 2011 to make way for a building extension. Most of the tree had been cut up for firewood by the time I got to it which is why I only got 6 boards.
The Sweet Chestnut came from a tree that was planted in the mid 1660's and blew down in a storm in 2007.
Commissioned as a reception hall piece in an arts & crafts styled house this piece was made in English Oak and coloured to match panelling in the hallway. The table is 18 inches high with a 24 inch diameter top, the cut outs on the legs match the spindles of the staircase.
I milled a yew tree for a client last July (2011) that had been felled several years before and so was fairly dry. Two of the boards were put in to the kiln straight away so that a step stool could be made to be given as a christmas present in December 2011.
The photos below show the finished piece:
Finished with a beeswax polish.
Overall size: 14" wide x 9" deep x 10" high
The rest of the milled tree will be used to make a planked kitchen/dining table towards the end of 2012 or beginning of 2013.
Made to celebrate the marriage of my eldest son.
The headboard is made from English Yew cut from a tree grown in the grounds of Nottingham University and Sweet Chestnut from Sherwood forest.
The yew tree was planted in 1797 and felled in 2011 to make way for a new building project, the Sweet Chestnut was planted in the 1660's and fell during storms in 2007.
The curve of the footboard follows the original line of the bark, the bark of Sweet Chestnut is rough and not suitable to be left n place.
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