We always use oak sourced from sustainably managed forests who are FSC or PEFC certified. We also plant 1 tree for every £50 spent with us. For our oak shelves, this equates to planting on average 135 trees for every 1 used.
Our solid oak floating shelves are handcrafted from the finest quality kiln dried European oak ensuring stability in your home. We have a couple of air dried oak shelves in our range for a further rustic appearance, these are well air dried ensuring minimal movement once installed in your home. If you fit the shelves near a heat source (such as above a radiator) some movement may be expected. Some shelves may have fine cracks which may be filled with filler before the final coat of stain and wax is applied depending on their size.
Oak is a natural product, therefore knots, colour, grain pattern and other distinguishing features can vary. Each shelf is completely unique! We aim to manufacture our solid oak floating shelves to the highest possible standard. In order to minimise waste, we may manufacture floating shelves from two or more pieces of timber to create the required depth. By following strict industry standard techniques, this does not detract from the overall quality and actually results in further stability.
We work to a tolerance of  +/- 5mm.  If you need a length smaller than a standard size, please order the next length up and leave a note in checkout to cut it down. Please note, this will make the item non-returnable.  Need something more bespoke? Get in touch for a quote.
Our solid wall fixings have the capacity to hold up to 35kg of weight between 2 fixings. This includes the weight of the shelf. Longer lengths come with more fixings. Our plasterboard fixings are suitable for plasterboard between 9-15mm thick - 2 fixings (2 T brackets and 4 Gripit fixings) can hold up to 20kg of weight including the weight of the shelf. This is a guide only - condition of the wall, shelf placement, weight distribution and shelf depth all affect the weight capacity.
Please note none of the above can be treated as defects.