Burr Oak always offers an abundance of extravagant swirls and cats paw clusters of small pin knots. Our latest batch of Burr Oak has an even more unique feature… They look like a tree! When the doors of our most recent kiln opened we uncovered an abundance of Pippy Oak Boules. Below is our favourite boards from the kiln!
These striking boards of English Oak feature clusters of heavy pip which have dramatically altered the shape and profile of the wood. The unique outline of the boards here evoke the tall silhouettes of a group of Cypress trees, trees within trees.
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.