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FAQs and Information 

Shelves:

Q.What is the greatest depth a floating shelf 'metal bracket' take?

a. We would recommend up to 350mm depth for the 'Metal Bracket'. 

Q. How much weight will the floating 'Metal bracket' take?

a. The bracket itself is heavy duty & made in our workshop. it could easily take 90kg, but it does depend on how well you are able to fix it to your wall. 

Q. How does the Metal bracket works?

a. The 'Metal Bracket' is made from Solid Steel bar, to fix the shelf, you need to attache the bracket to the wall, (screws or other fixings are not provided as we would not know what screw/fixing would be suit your wall). Once the bracket is attached to your wall, slide the shelf over the protruding bars, it will be a tight fit to ensure the shelf doesn't easily come out once it's been pushed on.

Q. What is the best wood to use for painted shelves?

a. If you want a smooth finish with little wood grain showing, we would recommend Beech or Tulipwood. But if you want the wood grain to show through; Ash is a brilliant choice.

Q. How do the Alcove battens' work?

a. We machine/run a channel down the side & rear of the shelf, We then supply battens that need to be fixed to the sides and rear of the alcove. Once the battens are fixed you can slide the shelf over the battens via the channel. this will the give the appearance that the shelf is floating as the battens will not be visible

* We can supply the shelves without the channel so the shelf can simply rest on the battens. (this is usually when the entrance of the alcove is narrower than where the shelf will sit)

Q. How does 'Bracket A'' work?

a. When you choose Bracket A as the fixing for your shelf, we make two (or three if we judge the shelf would need three to provide stability do to its length) Brackets to suit the size of your shelf. Its all made to suit what you have ordered. The brackets have 'metal key hole fixings' in the attached to back, which can be attached to the wall easily. Your shelf can then rest on the brackets neatly. Screws are then supplied so you can fix your shelf to the bracket

Table Tops

Q. Whats the difference between Lacquer and Oil finish?

a. In terms of appearance Oil and Lacquer look very similar. Lacquer however is much more durable and ideal for Dining ables or surfaces with high usage/ traffic. Whilst the oil finish is a more natural finish, but it doesn't provide the heavy protection of the lacquer, therefore its more suitable for low level traffic.

Q. What is the best wood to use for painted option ?

a. If you want a smooth finish with little wood grain showing, we would recommend Beech or Tulipwood. But if you want the wood grain to show through; Ash is a brilliant choice.

Furniture

Q. "Can you make bespoke pieces? I saw a picture of a table/ Bench/ TV cabinet on 'Pinterest' can you make it?"

a. Yes we can, we have made many pieces of bespoke furniture, many times insperation comes from 'Pinterest' and we can then go on to customise sizes, wood type, colours. All you need to do is send us a link to the image (or screenshot an image) with any detail and we can send you a price. 

  

FINISH INFORMATION

Oil -Matt: Is a hard-wax and oil mixture, used for furniture and flooring. It provides a relatively good protection for the wood. However unless care is taken to re-oil we would not recommend it for heavily used table tops. Cleaners will eventually wear through the oil.

White Oil : Similar to ‘Oil-Matt’ but with added white pigment which sits in the timber’s grain and delicately lightens the timber and gives it a subtle white look.

Lacquer Matt/Satin /Gloss: A very durable acrylic lacquer, that provides superior protection than the oil finish. Ideal for Table tops used in a high traffic area. Very resistant to spills (i.e wine, coffee, spices, etc) waterproof.

Painted -Enter Ral color. Painted option allows you to choose your own RAL color. RAL is the color matching system used in Europe. ‘Click’ link below to see the full list of colors.

http://www.ralcolor.com/

NOTE - your screen may emit the color differently than the actual color - so use as a guide only.

Simply enter in the ‘RAL Color Code’ box the Code for the color you want. Also enter next to the code if you wish to have Matt, Satin or Gloss finish.

We can match other colors as well - so please get in touch for more info. 

Wood Info (basic info on the wood types)

source: http://www.wood-database.com

TULIP WOOD

One of the most cost effective Hardwood - great for painting. 

Color: light cream to yellowish brown, with occasional streaks of gray or green. Sapwood is pale yellow to white, not always clearly demarcated from the heartwood. Can also be seen in mineral stained colors ranging from dark purple to red, green, or yellow. Colors tends to darken upon exposure to light. Typically has a straight, uniform grain, with a medium texture

ASH

is a light to medium brown color. Sapwood can be very wide, and tends to be a beige or light brown; not always clearly or sharply demarcated from heartwood. Has a medium to coarse texture similar to oak. The grain is almost always straight and regular, though sometimes moderately curly or figured boards can be found. rated as perishable, or only slightly durable in regard to decay. More frequently used in modern furniture due to its light colour and pleasing grain figure. 

OAK

Oak is the classic of woods. Its widely used in this industry for all kinds of furniture, flooring, barrels, even boatbuilding. Colour is a light to medium brown, commonly with an olive cast, though there can be a fair amount of variation in color.

 Grain is straight, with a coarse, uneven texture. May have irregular or interlocked grain depending on growing conditions of the tree.

has been rated as having very good resistance to decay

IROKO

 is usually a yellow to golden or medium brown, with color tending to darken over time Iroko has a medium to coarse texture, with open pores and an interlocked grain. Iroko is very durable, and is resistant to both rot and insect attack; it’s sometimes used as a substitute for Teak - making it an excellent exterior wood.

American Black WALNUT-

 Synonymous with high end quality timber. Colour can range from a lighter pale brown to a dark chocolate brown with darker brown streaks. Color can sometimes have a grey, purple, or reddish cast. Sapwood is pale yellow-gray to nearly white. 

Grain is usually straight, but can be irregular. Has a medium texture and moderate natural luster.

BEECH

Beech is typically a pale cream color, sometimes with a pink or brown hue. Grain is straight, with a fine to medium uniform texture. Beech is considered non-durable or perishable.

 Beech is widely-used hardwood in Europe. Its hardness, wear-resistance, strength, and excellent bending capabilities

CHERRY

is a light pinkish brown when freshly cut, darkening to a medium reddish brown with time and upon exposure to light.

is rated as being very durable and resistant to decay

The grain is usually straight and has a fine, even texture 

SAPELE - 

used as a ‘Mahogany’ replacement due to its similarity in color and appearance.

Color: Sapele is a dark reddish brown. Color tends to darken with age. Grain is interlocked, and sometimes wavy. Fine uniform texture and good natural luster.

Rot Resistance: ranges from moderately durable to very durable in regard to decay resistance.

Maple - 

Color ranges from almost white, to a light golden or reddish brown

Grain is generally straight, but may be wavy. Has a fine, even texture.  Rated as non-durable to perishable in regard to decay resistance.