OR How We Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Tannin.
There aren’t many certainties in this life but the presence of Tannin in Oak and Chestnut is definitely one of them.
Both of these popular timber species have high levels of Tannic acid (it’s actually Quertannic acid but let’s call it Tannin for short). In fact, most tree and plant species contain tannin in varying levels and strengths. We’re mostly concerned with Oak and Chestnut because these two beloved timber species have high levels of tannin and we use them for just about everything. (more…)
We had a lot of fun today. Mr McNally found the beautiful case study project you see here, designed by architects Marcus Innauer and Sven Matt of Innauer-Matt Architekten of Berzau in Austria. It has a very creative timber cladding design that’s new to us and, being woodfans ,we thought you might appreciate it too.
Growing up in and around the woodlands and woodyards of South East England we felt young illustrator Thomas WH Compton was well placed to turn his creative skills to our timber story.
Designed to illustrate the processes, skills and people involved in bringing beautiful wood to market, this print series was Thomas’s response to our brief and we’re really pleased with the results. The story of our British timber, from tree selection out in the forests to sawmilling, drying, cataloging and tagging each individual board so that British woodworkers can source great homegrown timber is told here in these super illustrations.