The Birth Of A Table

This is an example of a beautiful Black Cherrywood log which we recently purchased. You can see that it has been sawn into a number of planks of even thickness, ideal for a large dining table or two. We are very fortunate to have a close relationship  with a family-owned sawmill located near the finest sustainably-harvested Black Cherrywood in the world. Their sawing method, known as “through and through sawing”, yields maximum width boards which are perfectly matched in grain and colour. This allows us to build table tops, cabinet drawer faces etc. of very wide, matched boards, completely different from even the highest grades of factory-built furniture. The logs we buy are also far above North American “grading rules”. In fact, our log buyer competes with veneer log buyers who choose only the crème de la crème of hardwood logs. Do all these considerations make for furniture that is stronger or more durable? Not necessarily; that is up to the skill of the furniture maker as he planes, edge-joints and assembles a piece of furniture. But it certainly produces a more beautiful result, with each Cherrywood board flowing harmoniously into the next. It also allows the finisher to bring out the colour and natural figure of the wood without the need for stains, since the colour is matched perfectly.

The Memory Bench

We’ve delivered a good number of these beautiful benches over the years. Barlow Tyrie carves any inscription you wish in any of their Teak garden benches to create a timeless memorial to a friend or loved one. You may choose any of the benches shown in the link below, let us know how you would like the inscription to read, and we will have it delivered in about 8-10 weeks. We can also install security fittings if required.

The Panel Bed

We think it is way overdue to get back in touch with our blog readers! We started this little blog just over a year ago with very good intentions to show you what we’re working on every week or so. Well, the road to online hell is paved with many a good intention. But better late than never, so here we go. Our workshop has been busier than ever during this last year. In fact, we’re feeling a little embarrassed by the paucity of pieces on our showroom floor, but customers work takes priority!

The VERUS Panel Bed has been off the floor for way too long, so we thought a pic might be helpful for now. We finally have one in the works and should have it to show before the end of June. We’re building a little more contemporary version than the pic above – fewer panels, with the top rails covering the tops of the legs and a modfied curve on the top rails. We’re also looking forward to showing this new floor piece with the amazing Cherrywood we’ve been sourcing for just over a year. We now work with the entire Cherry log (or Walnut, Curly Maple or White Oak log) to ensure perfect colour & grain match.  Suffice to say, its like we’ve been a chef shopping at a supermarket for over 20 years, and we’ve just discovered an organic farm that delivers directly to us. More on this later!

(photo note: We had a rather short focal length lens when we shot this pic. So the footboard looks a little larger than it is in reality.)