Bespoke Projects

  • Resin River Tables - Two Customer Projects

    We love to receive photographs from our customers of the wonderful things they have made from timber we supply them. Below are two unique examples of resin river tables from two very talented customers.

    Burr Elm Board with Neon Blue Resin Inlay Burr Elm Table with Neon Blue Resin Inlay - Created by Karl Jones

    We love the way Karl has created the appearance of a rocky headland by using the burr of the elm contrasted with a striking neon blue resin. The fleck in the resin creates the appearance of a moving body of water - absolutely stunning.

    Marquetry Map (top right) created by Quentin Smith Inlaid Marquetry Map (top right) created by Quentin Smith (www.qjsmarquetry.co.uk)

    For the Star Wars fans among you, Adi Barber has created a unique live edge English elm coffee table. The table is inlaid with a glow in the dark Millennium Falcon. We love its quirky design and the partnering of natural timber with a contemporary motif.

    Millenium Falcon Coffee Table with Glow in the Dark Resin Live Edge Elm Coffee Table with inlaid Millennium Falcon - Created by Adi Barber

    The quirky design comes into full effect in the dark The quirky design comes into full effect in the dark

    May the force be with you! May The Force Be With You!

    We'll soon be featuring another of Adi's wonderful creations - a Burr Elm Vertical Record Player - so watch this space!

    For the time being our timber shop is sadly not open to the public. We hope to upload some specially selected boards to our online shop just as soon as we can. Keep an eye on our social media channels for updates.

    To see our new range of Eli-Chem Casting Resins and Pigments click here >>

    If you are interested in learning how to make your own resin river table, download our How to Make a Resin River Table Guide.

  • Creativity at Christmas

    Amongst the pre-Christmas rush at British Hardwoods, Tony has been hard at work with his own specialist project. Tony has spent the last couple of days creating a very organic looking king-sized oak bed frame.

    King Size Oak Bed Frame King Size Oak Bed Frame

    The corner posts have been created from air dried oak beams and fixed together with draw peg mortise and tenon joints. The headboard has been produced from Waney Edge English Oak with the remaining pieces of the bed made from hand-planed from kiln-dried French Oak.

    Draw peg mortise and tenon Draw peg mortise and tenon

    It looks to be a very sturdy frame, I'm sure Tony will test it over Christmas to see how well it holds.

  • The Tithe Barn at Bolton Abbey

    On the Duke of Devonshire's Bolton Abbey estate sits the Tithe Barn, a 500 year old Grade II listed building waiting to be restored into something quite magical. Permission for change of use and refurbishment was granted by the Yorkshire Dales National Park Authority. The barn is now used as a high quality wedding venue, with a capacity to take up to 200 guests. The barn's Trustees' felt using the building in this way will not only conserve and highlight its' national importance, but it will have several community benefits, as members of the public will have access and be able to appreciate the internal structure of the barn, along with the creation of full-time jobs.

    British Hardwoods were exclusively chosen as the supplier towards the restoration of the barn's 16th century oak timber frame. The main bulk of the products supplied were our Hand Planed Air Dried Oak Beams. As you will see from the photos, the beams were hand-worked to ensure it adhered to the character and organic look of the original beams.

    If you are interested in viewing the venue, get in touch with The Tithe Barn - Bolton Abbey Ltd.

    Restoration of traditional oak beams Restoration of traditional oak beams

    Restoration of traditional oak beams Restoration of traditional oak beams

    The bar top was made from our Air Dried Oak Beam The bar top was made from our Air Dried Oak Beam

    Tony Fillingham (British Hardwoods MD, left) and Rob McKay Tony Fillingham (British Hardwoods MD, left) and Rob McKay

    Restoration of traditional oak beams Restoration of traditional oak beams

    Restoration of traditional oak beams Restoration of traditional oak beams

    Restoration of traditional oak beams Restoration of traditional oak beams

    Air dried oak beams used at the front entrance of Tithe Barn Air dried oak beams used at the front entrance of Tithe Barn

    Restoration of traditional oak beams Restoration of traditional oak beams

    Air dried oak beams used at the front entrance of Tithe Barn Air dried oak beams used at the front entrance of Tithe Barn

    Restoration of traditional oak beams and creation of bar top Restoration of traditional oak beams and creation of bar top

    Supply of Solid Oak Mopstick Handrail Supply of Solid Oak Mopstick Handrail

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