ABOUT THE PINE
At Ben Simpson Furniture we carefully select kiln dried timber. This enables us to match the moisture content found in the average family home, helping to minimise any movement that would otherwise occur. Once the timber has been picked, our highly skilled craftsmen hand finish your shelves. As all our shelving is 100% natural rustic pine each shelf is fully unique to you with its texture, characteristics and grain pattern.
ABOUT THE OAK
All our oak mantelpieces are built using French oak sourced from sustainable European sawmills. During the first few months as your mantel acclimatises to it’s new environment shakes (splits) will appear and continue to open in the mantel. This creates the highly distinctive oak characteristics that have come to define this brilliant timber. Each oak mantel is sanded & finished individually meaning your order is a truly one off piece with a unique grain pattern & wax finish.
4 Seedlings Planted For Each Tree Felled
Our focus is always based around minimising our impact on the environment, if you're interested in finding out exactly what steps we take to protect our planet visit our sustainability page.
Natural Wax Finish
We use a natural beeswax finish on all of our wooden products. The application of wax intensifies the grain pattern whilst protecting the timber with a water resistant finish. We have a wide range of 7 wax finishes to choose from. We recommend applying a clear coat of wax once a year to keep your item looking brand new.