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List of published video’s:

How to make epoxy resin wood table corner  part 1

How to make epoxy resin wooden table corner  part 2

How to create raw white washed effect

scarred oak table resin corner

Scarred Oak Table – click on the photo to be re-directed to our YouTube video showing how to make resin corner

The difference between English, European and American walnut


English walnut table, walnut breakfast bar, walnut bench, walnut desk, english walnut londonWe love English walnut, it is one of the most precious and most remarkable of timbers.  It cuts and planes exceptionally well, soft & silky with dark mineral lines and finish that glows.

Walnut is one of the darkest native hardwoods growing in Europe, with rich toffee & chocolate figured wood, full of beautiful natural features. The stresses that occur in the life of the tree causing beautiful figuring and unusual markings are often the same stresses and strains that cause cracks, knots, splits and shakes. We enhance these scars with carefully prepared by our chemical engineer resins and liquid metals to create the most unusual surfaces such as tables, breakfast bars and statement counters.

We also use English walnut timber for quirky furniture such as desks, benches, wall features or as a sensual accent wall. Our precisely kiln dried timber is also used for gun stocks. The dark colouring, deep lustre and smokey pattern of the wood is treasured in the most impressive applications.

English walnut trees, grow to the maximum height around 3.5m, but may be around 800-900mm in diameter – we cut them into live edge slabs 40mm, 60mm and 80mm thickness and from the rest we get decent width walnut planks which are either used for manufacturing full stave and wide stave worktops or we sell them by boards to the public, artists and best furniture makers in England.

All our timber is air dried for a long period of time, followed by a precise vacuum kiln drying process, to achieve the desired wood stability and 8% moisture content. The price of European walnut starts at £2400 plus vat per cubic metre or £68+vat per cubic foot.  English walnut  slabs live edged (waney edge) start at £400+vat and they are minimum 450mm wide.

European walnut is available mainly in the form of panels and worktops which undergone the process of steaming. This procedure takes some of the dark chocolate colouration from the heart of the tree and is absorbed by the sapwood to turn what is a less valuable sap into an imitation of precious heartwood. Unfortunately, this process takes away the natural smokiness of English walnut changing the colour scheme into a red palette.

American walnut on the other hand, is very different species, growing much taller, in excess of 4 metre in height. The timber is widely available in varying thicknesses. The problem with American walnut in general, is lower density, making it relatively soft and easily marked timber. It is suitable for making doors and cabinets but not really good for worktops or floor boards unless it is going to be treated with a great care.

American walnut arrives in container loads of kiln dried timber, sawn with two straight edges; rush dried and randomly mixed, so you would have to be very fortunate to find the boards that came from the same tree. The wood is light brown to dark chocolate colour with creamy coloured sapwood. The slightly open grain is typically straight.

Our resin infill technique – by Earthy Timber


Let nature meet cutting-edge nurture in your home.

Resin Infill is a highly skilled technique used by Earthy Timber that brings out the stunning natural beauty of wood.

Using premium quality resin that’s as clear as glass to level any gaps or knots in our hand-crafted wooden surfaces, we turn special into extraordinary.

earthy design wood slabs and breakfast bars with resin infill Sussex England

Wooden surfaces have never looked so beautiful. The result is a truly unique harmony of the refined nature of timber and the latest contemporary methods that creates    a striking yet practical piece of furniture to last in your home for generations to come.

A wooden surface with resin infill is ideal as a dining table that’s sure to be the centre of your dinner party conversation, or as a breakfast bar or coffee table to lift your spirits every day. Our products are robust enough to be table tops, mantle pieces or shelves, as well as statement counter tops.

Two pieces of wood can be joined together with square or live joint, or single pieces may be over a metre wide, making an impact in your home that’s full of character and utterly timeless. For extra impact, why not consider asking us to subtly colour or to use luminescence in the resin? It adds a special enhancement to the use of natural or artificial light behind it.

The properties of our resin used for bonding are quite remarkable: malleable to the required shape when first applied, resin adheres to a desired shape and is both resilient and scratch-resistant when set into the wooden piece.

 

bark preserved with resin and square edged unique technique used by earthy timber, earthy design live edge, raw edge, natural edge slab, wide plank of wood, bark wood, bark edge plank, bark edge plank, unique table topWe can follow the natural shape of the wood, with raw edges if you prefer; if you love the random beauty of bark, we can preserve it for a striking rustic look with our specialist methods. All our wooden pieces, however, can be adapted to your requirements, including the use of resin to create a square edge, for a contemporary look and feel.

 

One of a Kind in the World of Timber

Earthy Timber is exceptional in the marketplace in that we offer a truly unique all-in-one service: as we are also a wood yard, we source, vacuum, kiln dry and then hand-craft all our pieces in our workshop in Plumpton Green, Lewes, Sussex.

Beautiful wood slabs uk with resin infill bark preserved with resin

Did you know that Earthy Timber is the only timber company in the UK to use vacuum kiln-drying?

This technique adds considerable value to the end product, as the wood is dried in a controlled environment and less likely to distort. The result? A high quality slab of wood ready for us to work our magic on.

If you’re keen to preserve special family memories, however, we’d be happy to use wood from a no-longer living tree in your garden.

Each piece is special. It is as unique and individual as the ways that our customers use them, and the families that enjoy them.

Contact us today to find out more about how resin infill can truly enrich and heighten nature at her finest.

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