Materials and Finishes

Over 35 years in the woodworking trade, we have built highly-valued and trusted relationships with our suppliers. Our extensive supplier base and long-standing professional networks mean that we are able to efficiently source a range of materials to suit your particular product. If your project demands an unusual material or calls for us to learn and develop new manufacturing techniques, we will always strive to update and find an answer to any unusual manufacturing question.

Wood is an incredibly beautiful natural material. We enhance and diversify the variety of hues, patterns, tones and textures by applying various stains and lacquers to create an array of finishes for you to choose from. We can tailor the majority of our work to suit the finish of your choice, however some finishes may be unsuitable for the function and form of your particular product. We are happy to advise you on the specific properties and characteristics of these different finishes. The following swatches comprise our standard collection of finishes that are suitable for the vast majority of products: The list below is a snapshot of the standard finishes that we produce onto different wood materials but you can have any finish on any of the woods we keep in stock for a quick turn around. Mahogany, Walnut, Oak,

A selection of ply and softwood finishes offer a good quality finish and are a less expensive option for budget projects and products:

Veneers are better financially and ecologically than solid wood options, an expensive and rare wood can be spread across a range of alternative wooden bases compared to solid wood options, a primary advantage of using a veneer is stability. Solid wood can be prone to warping and splitting, because veneer is made of thin layers of wood glued together, the chances of splitting or cracking are reduced. We can apply the majority of our standard wood finishes to MDF and plywood.

Inserts and Linings

Whereas some of our bespoke wooden packaging and boxes will require only an internal spray finish, many require additional inserts. We work with you to design the interior of your boxes according to your project specifications. This might mean adding in wooden compartments or selecting a specific lining such as foam, felt or silk. Luxury packaging and presentation projects frequently require the addition of secondary materials to securely house and suitably showcase the particular form, aesthetic and quality of the product.

Our luxury packaging products and bespoke wooden boxes will often require additional hardware such as hinges, clasps, locks and magnetic fixings. We have an extensive range in stock and will always endeavour to source components that meet your project requirements. We will happily advise you on the most suitable hardware for your product and budget.

Secondary Component Materials
Occasionally our customers’ designs require secondary materials such as acrylic, metal or glass to fulfil their project specifications. We work with external manufacturing partners wherever possible to create a product that realises your initial ideas and will advise on the strengths and limitations of pairing wood with other materials in relation to your particular project.