Thick Country Cottage – Natural Oak Shelves
Current lead time 5-10 working days to dispatch
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Beautifully round edges with multiple splits, knots and flecks within the wood. A stunning blend of authentic farmhouse character and contemporary smooth round edges. Our Country Cottage shelves are the perfect style to bring traditional and modern into one.
Beam Fixings & Installation
- All standard products are supplied with fixing for masonary walls. Please see our plasterboard section for dot-dab and plasterboard walls.
Current Lead Time
5 - 10 Working Days
The air dried oak we use has some natural characteristics. These are due to the oak responding to environmental forces and changes over time. These natural characteristics give the oak a unique look and adds “personality” to all the products we produce. Due to this each beam / shelf is unique in its characteristics and will vary from piece to piece. Below are the characteristics you will find naturally occurring in our products:
Checks are the formation of cracks in the wood normally caused by tension stresses. They often develop early in drying because the lumber surfaces dry too quickly as a result of low relative humidity. Air dried oak can have surface checks which adds character.
Knots are usually with a darker coloured centre, outlined with resin and standing out from the grain. They give wood special character and make timber boards look more authentic as no two knots look the same.
These marks are a naturally occurring finish called "medullary rays" and are something which add a rich character and beauty to all of our oak products:
Our oak is sourced from well managed forests. We buy all PEFC & FSC certified timber. Our air dried oak is typically 2-5 years air dried.
Each Handmade Beam Is Unique
One thing to note with each of our oak fireplace beams is that due to each product being
handmade, no two products are the same and each oak beam or mantel will contain its own
unique cracks, knots and splits that add to the beauty of the piece. Customers should allow
for further cracking after receiving your oak beam as this is a normal part of the
acclimatisation process. We also advise all customers to allow the fireplace beam to get
used to its new environment before installation.
We handcraft all our products to order in our Yorkshire workshop. If you require a length size which is non standard but still within the dimensions on the website, please choose the higher dimension closest to your size listed and state in the notes section at the checkout your actual required length. Please note other thickness dimensions will need to be quoted on a bespoke basis.
All of our products are made from kiln dried or air dried European oak which is PEFC certified. All our products are unique, displaying their own individual beauty through cracks, knots and splits. We use only the highest quality oak to try minimise any further movement as it acclimitalises to its new surroundings, however please allow for further movement as it settles into your home.
Shelf sizes may vary due to the machining and sanding process. Please allow for a 1.5cm difference. These differences will not be classed as a defect.
All fixtures are supplied ready for installation on our standard sized products.
If you have a plasterboard wall please add specialist plasterboard fixings from the fixing dropdown.
If you require a bespoke size made to your specific specifications then please call us. With custom orders you will need to provide your own fixings.
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What our customers say!
Would absolutely recommend, bought a solid oak mantel it came very quickly and was easy to install. Looks amazing 😁
The beam is absolutely amazing and arrived very quick! Very very happy with the purchase and I'd definitely buy from them again!
Very happy with my oak fireplace beam. So many people have commented on it.