Supplying oak for cottage restoration

The complete restoration of an eighteenth century cottage in the area required green oak for the construction of 5 new roof trusses. 

Seasoned oak was also needed for beams, lintels and floor repairs throughout. 

Tie beams were to be,“as bent and full of character as possible”. So a particularly, ‘poorly-formed’ oak tree had to be selected in a wood just 200 metres from the cottage. 

The owners were able to watch the tree being felled, milled and delivered to their door. 

Well-seasoned oak and hornbeam was supplied from stock.

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Oak beams milled
Curved oak beams milled from carefully selected 'bent' trees
One of the 5 special curved oak tie-beams
Curved oak beams in situ
The beam in the foreground is hornbeam, the rest of the wood is oak
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