The chosen ones ...
We work in selected solid hardwoods, no endangered species and all are sustainably forested.
Our choices are premier African species and White oak, EACH selected for:
FULL SAMPLE DISPLAYS IN ALL SHOWROOMS
Khaya ~spp ...
Heartwood colour is variable but usually even, ranging from a very pale pink to a deeper reddish brown, sometimes with streaks of medium to dark reddish brown. Colour tends to darken with age. Accepted as the best substitute for true Honduran (Swietenia) varieties. Frequently exhibits attractive chatoyancy.
Colour can be highly variable, heartwood tends to be medium golden or reddish brown with pale blonde sapwood. There are usually contrasting bands of colour in the growth rings, and it is not uncommon to see boards with ribbon-like streaks. Boards figured with wavy and/or curly grain are also not uncommon. Live knots tend to be dark browns to black. A good substitute for kiaat.
Colour is highly variable, the heartwood ranging widely from light golden browns with hints of orange, through deep browns to a dark reddish or purplish brown with pale white to golden blonde sapwood which we include in our products. Colours tend to become more subdued and even with age. Oiled all-brown kiaat is a good substitute for walnut.
Baikiaea plurijuga ...
Heartwood is medium reddish brown, commonly with black streaks and graining. Sharply defined, sapwood is a pale pinkish yellow. Timber oxidises rapidly to deeper tones, and will turn to shades approaching deep burgundy in protected interiors with strong sunlight. The red oxides of new wood will leech when wood becomes wet. Wood is more prone to checking than our other species.
Heartwood is a light to medium brown, commonly with an olive cast. Nearly white to light brown sapwood is not always sharply demarcated from the heartwood. Occasional sections display prominent ray fleck patterns which is prevalent in quarter sawn pieces. Matures to butterscotch and caramel brown tones. Traditionally treated with a variety of colours and washes; we continue this tradition - see our colour section.
WE RECOMMEND & SUPPLY
Woodoc ANTIQUE furniture wax
Gobelins Danish Oil
Rystix Timbacare Armadek
Skincare for timber ...
We offer three types of finishing coats:
Furniture wax - a traditional protective coating. Keeps wood looking natural.
Danish oil - ideal for outdoor furniture it is also chosen by many wood lovers for its low sheen and colour enhancement
Rystix sealant - the best of all worlds and now used on most of pieces.
Providing some variety ...
Centuries of nature does wonders for wood, and we like to keep it natural.
But there’s a tradition of adding finishes to oak and although we can apply these treatments to other timbers we have chosen to illustrate the options on oak only.
Please be aware that colours on natural materials will vary and we cannot guarantee stability as timber ages.
- OIL TREATMENTS -
- COLOUR WASHES -
- CHEMICAL WASH TREATMENTS -
MATT WEATHERED GREY
ACRYLIC BLUE + other colours …
Textured nuances ...
We offer four surface finishes.
SMOOTH – planks are sanded to a smooth level surface.
SEMI- RUSTIC – planks are partially sanded leaving some sawmill scoring, and panel joins are slightly unlevel.
RUSTIC – planks are lightly sanded leaving extensive sawmill scoring and panel joins are quite unlevel.
WIRE BRUSHED - planks are surface brushed to accentuate the grain but panel joins are level.
LONGS & SHORTS
Putting it together ...
Our panels for larger interior surfaces are made of glued F-jointed planks - solid or doubled up. Lengths and laying patterns may vary, and we also offer Baleka laminated tops.
Exterior panels are slatted or grooved depending on the likely wood movement of the use environment, timber and the design.
These images will help you understand the differences between these techniques.
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