We have completed a number of ‘Arts and Crafts’ inspired bookcases for clients, with each unit being designed to compliment specific locations and existing furniture. To date all bookcases have been constructed from quarter sawn oak (a method of sawing timber to produce ‘medullary rays’ – a decorative wavy ribbon-like pattern) which also results in the timber being less susceptible to warping. The simplicity of design suits this type of oak, and the timber was finished by a Suffolk based furniture restorer who hand tints and polishes the items.
Joints were mortise and tenonned. No hidden screws or brackets were used, and no other material other than solid oak incorporated.
As an office we supply our preferred joiners with full size details of each unit, including all profiles and construction details.