Our woods

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

 

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:

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. We use this for all of our laser engraved coasters, along with carved and square coasters, cassettes and bookends.

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.