ABOUT THE PINE
At Ben Simpson Furniture we carefully chose kiln dried timber. This enables us to match the moisture content that is found in the average family home. This helps to minimises any movement that would normally happen to your shelves if they began the drying out process in your home.
Once the timber has been picked, our highly skilled craftsmen hand finish your shelf.
As our shelves are 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.
All our metalwork is hand crafted by our skilled metal fabricator. We have always loved the combination of Metal & Wood together. This blend of materials has now become a trademark style of Ben Simpson Furniture.
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.