The key to producing wonderful furniture is giving each individual piece an antique patina to simulate years of use. This is largely a hand process and down to the flair and imagination of the person doing the job; almost a quarter of our time is involved in this process.
Chairs are made in Ash and tables and cabinets are made in Oak. Batheaston offers a range of wood colours as standard and a colour matching service on request.
Main wood finishes
Painted wood finishes
Wood character detail
Pippy Oak Detail
Pippy, Peg, Board, Cleat detail
English forests produce the finest pippy oak in the world.
The open nature of our woodlands, hedgerows and parks allows easy light penetration which encourages ‘epicormic growth’ on the main trunks of the trees. These growths, which look like tumours on the outside, can sometimes consume the whole trunk, creating one big ball of burr. The growths penetrate deep into the heart wood of the tree and when cut perpendicularly to the direction of travel, they appear as cat’s paws or patches of burr on the board.