Provenance of materials is very important to Timothy Oulton, and pure, natural materials are sought out from whichever corner of the earth offers the best quality. Much of our wood is salvaged from former barns and distilleries in the UK, old parquet flooring, and decommissioned fishing junks. All the wood is de-nailed by hand and treated in the Timothy Oulton workshop. Our master craftsmen take great pride in hand-carving and hand-finishing the timber using traditional artisanal methods.
Reclaimed wood is rife with character, and often has small cracks and signs of weathering or evidence of its former life. At Timothy Oulton, we believe in celebrating and preserving all those ‘imperfections’ in the wood, respecting the passage of time and the idea that time actually makes things more beautiful. Reclaimed wood looks better as it ages and with continued use. Each piece is unique, and each tells a different story.
Preventative measures should be taken to avoid stains, scratches and water marks on your wood furniture. Some residual marks will appear over time with use, this adds to the patina of the piece and makes it more storied, more unique and more beautiful.
Genuine English reclaimed timber, salvaged from old buildings in the UK including mills and distilleries, up to 100 years old. The wood is all de-nailed by hand and treated in the Timothy Oulton workshop. As the wood is salvaged, colour may vary from piece to piece. The wood is occasionally treated with a light stain to even out any colour variations caused by weathering, in this case it is normal for some colour to be transferred to the cloth when cleaning, this will lesson over time. Slight cracks are normal and should be expected.
Featured on: Vestige, Ridge, English Beam, Florentine mirror, Georgian Architectural, Heroic, Kitchen collection, Old Grand Library, Causeway, Reeded mirror and Moulding mirror.
Reclaimed from decommissioned Chinese fishing junks. After decades of exposure to the high seas and elements, the reclaimed boat wood from the hulls, decking, and beams of the boats reflects uniquely weathered colorations, cracks, oil marks and textures. There may be areas of the wood where the original patina has been repaired. Each piece tells a story, forming a solid, cohesive collection rife with character and personality.
Natural cracking may occur over time and is not a sign of defect. The wood is sometimes treated with a stain to even out any colour variations caused by weathering. In this case, it is normal for some colour to be transferred to the cloth when cleaning, this will lesson over time. Each product is finished individually, therefore colour and margins may vary from piece to piece.
Featured on Axel MK3
Our Dark Parquet finish is fashioned from reclaimed parquetry oak and mahogany. Originally forming the floors of Edwardian dancehalls and other buildings in the UK, the timber is over 100 years old, bringing a century of history and character into your home.
Featured on the Edwardian collection
Our Chestnut finish features on the legs of selected tables across the Timothy Oulton Collection. The beautiful chestnut coloured stain is hand-applied to ash wood in our Junction collection and oak in our Tactile and Iceberg Wood collections, to create a rich, rustic finish that beautifully shows off the grain of the timber. All our wood finishes have variations in the natural grain and markings, these variations elevate the beauty and character of each piece.
To protect against stains, we suggest using a product called Rubio Monocoat Oil Plus 2c Pure (Clear). To find out more about this product and to find your nearest retailer, please visit www.rubiomonocoatusa.com in the US, or www.fol.co.uk in the UK.
Conditioning oil can be applied and will help avoid staining but it will alter the wood colour. Only use mineral oil if you are happy to permanently change the colour of the wood.