Reclaimed Wooden Picture Frames & Mirrors

The Bespoke Picture Frames & Rustic Mirrors I make & sell are all made using very old Oak, Elm, Pine & Chestnut that date back hundreds of years.

I specialize in Pit Sawn Timber, this means that the tree was cut down before the 1860’s by hand,  no mechanical machines were used.

Two men would’ve been either end of a very wide hand saw over a pit slicing the tree trunk into planks.

You can see the age old saw marks on the wood i use, which are unlike the machine marks from today, I never sand these marks off when making a Picture Frame or Mirror, the slightly uneven surface of the Wood has so much history and character to it, the colours are rich and with a coat of clear wax to enhance what is already there you have a beautiful unique Frame that will stand out from modern day mass produced versions.

Please get in touch if you would like a Picture Frame or Mirror made up, we also have a shop which is open from 10am till late 7 days a week located in Dunbridge,  Hampshire.

 

 

 

Rustic Mirror made from Croatian barn oak

Just thought I would share some pics of the interesting Croatian barn oak I managed to get my hands on for a rustic mirror.

Large Rustic Oak MirrorOf course the oak is reclaimed. I am very fortunate to know some fantastic timber suppliers so I get first choice on a lot of reclaimed wood that comes in. This oak is beautifully aged and full of character so I had to have it.

I thought it would be perfect for a large character piece with its unique patina. The final result was a Large Rustic Mirror.

I think this piece is example of why people love rustic furniture. It’s not just the aesthetics but the fact that this wood has had such an interesting history to it. It’s grown up in a European forest and weathered all kinds of conditions, perhaps for hundreds of years? Then it’s moved on to being part of picturesque barn in the Croatian country side. It’s probably been in the barn for longer than most of  us have lived as they stop using Oak for barns a long time ago.

Now it finds itself across the channel with a completely new life in some one’s home. It will outlast all of us and who knows where she will end up.  Maybe in hundred years from now some else will stare at her and wonder the same things?

I have this mirror on sale in my online shop at the moment for £300.00

Croatian Barn Oak