Reclaimed furniture and shelving




Reclaimed oak bench with custom steel shoe rack





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The oak top for this custom bench is made from 2" thick oak slabs - from a tree felled on a Hampshire farm many decades ago. The steel frame was custom welded from digital plans, and can hold a lot of shoes!

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Reclaimed pine corner cupboard





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To best utilise the space in an awkward corner of their kitchen the client for this reclaimed pine cupboard decided on a custom 45 degree piece. The entire unit is made from re-cut Victorian pine floorboards, their warm tone adding to the character of the piece.

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Reclaimed pine book shelves


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The client for this reclaimed fitted pine bookcase had an existing unit in the left-hand alcove that he wanted to copy into the right. The mouldings and details were replicated accurately in reclaimed pine floorboards, to match the colour and tone of the Victorian original.

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Reclaimed oak bed





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This bed was custom made with ancient Oak beams sourced from the client's own farm. Originally used as pillars and purlins to hold up a barn roof, the timber was hard as stone - having had decades in which to season. Despite being a extremely physically tough, the old oak was a pleasure to work with.

Because of the large size and weight of the beams, the bed had to be designed in a way which facilitated easy transport and assembly by the client. All of the hidden fixings in the bed - including in the panelling - are adjustable to allow for movement in the large timbers as they settle over time.

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Cheese board & oak parquet tables





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These tables were designed by Roger Saul, founder of Mulberry fashion. There are two types of tabletop: cheeseboard and oak parquet.

The cheeseboard tops are made from Stilton curing boards, reclaimed after the closing of the Hartington Cheese Factory in Derbyshire. The timber is Paraná Pine, a beautiful and almost knot-free timber, further enhanced by the dark rings imprinted through years of use in the factory.

The reclaimed oak parquet was originally laid as a herringbone-pattern ballroom floor. In these coffee tables the solid oak blocks have been re-cut to fit a more elaborate pattern. Great care was taken in the finishing of these tables to preserve the warmth and depth of colour left in the blocks after a lifetime underfoot.

The tables are on display in the White Room @ Kilver Court, Somerset and can also be purchased online through In the Woodshed

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Sapodilla dining table - Belize, Central America


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The Sapodilla beams that make this table, at five foot long, were not of commercial interest to the lumber yard where they were found and therefore were available for free. Sapodilla is an exceptionally durable timber - it has been found intact in Mayan temples - and weathers tropical seasonal changes very well with no protection from the elements, so this is a table for a lifetime.

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Reclaimed pine dresser top


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This dresser top is made from reclaimed Victorian pine floorboards. Mouldings from the original dresser base were used to style details in the top for continuity of design. The hooks used in the piece are original brass Welsh dresser cup hooks.

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Bespoke fitted wardrobes


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Five fully fitted wardrobes to better utilize the chimney-breast alcoves in a Brighton home. As sizes varied from space to space, the wardrobes including doors, rails and drawers are all custom made.

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Alcove shelving with reclaimed pine beams





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This shelving system is made from reclaimed Victorian pine beams and was designed to make the most of the awkward space left under the stairs. Rather than relying on screws or nails, the structure is connected by a series of lapped joints. The strength of these joints ensures that the structure is extremely stable, requiring very few fixtures to the wall as all the weight is transferred down to the floor.

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Reclaimed oak breakfast bar stools


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This is one of a set of 4 French oak bar stools, made from a solid oak worktop. The timber was salvaged from a street skip during a kitchen refurbishment.

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Various projects


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