Well, Christmas is over for another year, sigh… we hope you all had a wonderful day filled with presents, laughter and lots of yummy food (we definitely did)! After all that festive fun we felt in need of something pleasant to occupy our minds; and what better distraction than a reminder of some beautiful fabrication pieces from December? Without further ado, please enjoy a late Christmas gift from us to you: some pretty pictures to look at accompanied by some (hopefully) interesting fabrication insights!
- Iroko is a wonderfully exotic timber. Its high oil content means that it’s naturally waterproof, making it perfect for use as a solid countertop. This piece has been imbued with an irregular cut out to suit the customer’s requirements, reducing the width across half of the worktop. The perfectly executed undermounted sink cut out and apertures routed for a butt join – allowing two worktops to be joined together using the connector bolts provided in our installation kit – demonstrates the skill of our in-house fabrication team.
- Oak, glorious oak. The classic timber choice – and a great one, too! If you’re not convinced, we welcome you to take a look at the following solid oak worktop, which is truly magnificent; this work surface has been fabricated to incorporate both an undermounted sink cut out and an ever-valuable set of drainer grooves. The drainer grooves are angled to allow water to run off the surface and into the sink, preventing water gathering on the surface which can lead to staining and damage to the worktop. Finally, our team created an ellipse end to ‘round off’ the worktop, reducing any harshness or sharp edges.
- From one classic to another: we just couldn’t leave fabrication in 2013 without mentioning beautiful beech! As can be seen from the image, the addition of two ellipse ends makes this a smooth and rounded worktop, and the simple design accentuates the timber’s natural charms and delightful colour variation. Furthermore, a biscuit join has been utilised to create a 1180mm, bespoke width worktop. We can’t help but wonder where this lovely piece was installed – who knows, maybe it was used as a dining table for a festive feast…
Well, that’s about enough waxing lyrical about wood for this year: there are still a few days left so make sure you enjoy the rest of December and welcome 2014 in style. See you in the New Year!