Our woods

Our woods are supplied by companies who use sustainable sources. Our main supplier has the following accreditations:

PEFC Sustainable Timber Certification

The PEFC Council (Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification schemes) is an independent, non-profit, non-governmental organisation, founded in 1999 which promotes sustainably managed forests through independent, third-party certification.

FSC® Certification

Forest Stewardship Council® (FSC®) is an international non-profit organisation dedicated to the promotion of responsible forest management. The FSC® has developed a unique system of independent forest certification and product labelling, helping consumers identify timber and products from responsibly managed woodlands. The FSC® is an independent, non-profit, non-governmental organisation (NGO).

 We use a number of different woods in our products to give the unique style and finish we have developed over the last year or so:

European Beech
A Good overall strength, excellent shock resistance and good resistance to abrasive wear. We now use this for all of our laser engraved coasters, and hanging plaques.

 

                                        

Idigbo

An unusual hardwood from West Africa, pale yellow to light brown in colour, resulting in a warm golden hue after finishing. The grain is straight to slightly irregular, giving a lovely smooth finish. 

                               

American Oak
Similar to European oak, it is more variable in colour, ranging from pale yellow-brown to pale reddish-brown, often with a pinkish tint. The grain is striking and generally straight, the contrasting colours highlighted beautifully in the finished product. We use this wood in both carved and square coasters.

                                     
Meranti

A wonderful and unusual hardwood from South East Asia, with a distinctive pinky red colour which can vary widely and gives variety and individuality to our products. The stripy grain comes up beautifully during the finishing process, after which the unique texture is retained, enabling light to illuminate the wood in a range of colours from dark red, through pink to silver. We use this wood in both carved and square coasters, as well as the figures in our bookends.

                               

Douglas Fir
This softwood has a combination of sharply-contrasting reddish-brown and pale yellow stripes, producing a striking and unusual pattern. We make chunky square coasters from this wood.