Book case made from reclaimed scaffold boards
Can be made to any size.
The bookshelf pictured was made for a client to go under the stairs of their home. It was made as a double depth (440mm) design to cater for more books and ornaments. A single depth design would be 220mm.
It was then varnished in a heavy duty clear finish but other options are available including stains & BriWax (please do not hesitate to get in touch with your requirements)
The boring stuff
The products we make are classed as being ‘up-cycled’. Upcycling, also known as creative reuse, is the process of transforming by-products, waste materials, useless, or unwanted products into new materials or products of better quality or for better environmental value.. Regarding the furniture we make, we predominantly use scaffold boards and pallet wood along with other reclaimed timber. Each board is different and, quite often, has nail holes, saw/cut marks, staining/scuffs and natural twists/curves/bowing in the wood, giving each piece its own unique character. There are also variations in the colour of each piece with some being lighter / darker, so please be aware that your product may differ slightly to the images you may have seen on our website. Where possible though, especially when working on a large area like a table top, we try to choose timber than works well together and blends in. We have been doing this for quite some time now and enjoy working with this unique material, even if it does cause us a headache every now and then! If we wanted a simple life we’d work with MDF or chipboard, but that would be boring.
To summarise… if you want a piece of furniture that is both ethical and unique then you have come to the right place. If, however, you are looking for zero tolerance manufacturing with clean cut edges that are perfectly square, then a mass produced factory piece may suit your needs better. That said, we appreciate our furniture not only needs to be aesthetically pleasing but also functional so we always work hard to strike a balance between creating a piece that looks ‘finished’, whilst maintaining the natural characteristics and history of each piece.
We finish all our pieces to a high standard sanding through the grades of paper quite often up to 240grit. If you require a rougher finish we can cater for this also. After sanding there are many options for coating from a wax finish, stain & varnish through to a two part heavy duty lacquer. Please talk to us about the many options.