Oak bench with hand-finished joints

Oak bench with hand-finished joints

This solid oak bench is approximately 40cm high,  25cm from front to back and 120cm wide.  I can make to any size you wish.


The bench has a rustic feel, with the natural detail from the grain shining through.  Yours may have naturally occurring splits, knots and grain swirls, all adding to the beauty.


It is finished using my own blend of beeswax, made from local hives, and mineral oil to give a beautiful protective finish.


I can make a bench to meet your exact requirements - please feel free to message me with any specific questions. You may require something different, please just ask.


Please note that the dimensions are approximate due to the finishing process the timber goes through, there may be a tolerance of around 1cm, the height will not be affected. 


I can provide this unfinished if you’d prefer to paint.


My policies – please read before ordering (takes about 2 minutes)


It’s important to me that you are satisfied with your purchase, because I make everything from scratch.  I don’t hide behind pages of terms and conditions but sometimes things go wrong, and it helps to be clear how, together, we can avoid this, or sort things out.  Behind all of what follows, we’re only human, and only want to provide a good service.  


If you place an order I will assume you have read and are OK with the following.


Who I am 


My name is David Swallow, you’ll normally deal with me.  I trade through Silverwood Bespoke, which is a trading name of Silverwood Marketing Limited, Registered office address 6a Church Street, Cottingham, Leicestershire, England, LE16 8XG.  Company Registration Number 11390958.  When you make a purchase, you are buying from Silverwood Marketing Limited. ‘I’ or ‘we’ means the company.


Being clear what you have ordered, what to expect and when


Every item I make starts with the raw wood, which means it takes time.  No two items are the same, for example the colour may vary due to how the wood absorbs the finish, sizes may differ slightly, so:


•    Where I refine an existing item, for example charcuterie boards or table runners, I will send before and after photos to show you what you will receive

•    I will provide approximate dimensions – if you need something to be an exact size please let me know when you place your order.  Sizes may vary slightly if, for example, a knot on the edge of the board may affect quality of the finish

•    I will send pictures of similar items to illustrate the approximate end finish.  Every piece of wood absorbs wood treatment differently, and photos only give an indication.  


I will give an approximate indication of when you should expect your order, but as each item is unique some take a little longer.  I would rather take more time to give you something beautiful than rush things.  If you need something by a specific date I’ll do my best but sadly cannot legislate for postal delays.


Wood ‘moves and breathes’, which means it may change shape slightly


Wood is an organic material which absorbs and releases moisture.  When it comes in your home, it may be substantially warmer/dryer (for example central heating or if you have an Aga).  Wood is also made up of fibres which are held together under stresses.  As wood is joined together these factors mean joints may flex, boards may not be 100% flat or level, and small cracks may appear.