English Oak Desk Clock
English Oak has a natural beauty unlike any other which is why it commands such a high price! Not to dark and not to light and adorned with such stunning figure it is surely one of the finest, and this piece doesn’t disappoint.
English Oak is by far my most favourite wood, each piece is utterly unique with stunning figure and grain patterns. With its wavy live edges and contrast between the sap wood and the heart wood it can’t get any more beautiful than this!
Whether your style is farmhouse or modern and minimalist this clock would be perfect for your home or office.
All my Oak clocks are made from wood which I have collected from tree fall from my local forest and surrounding area, I then slice it up on my bandsaw and stack it in my garden for at least two years to air dry. Slowly air drying oak retains a lot more of its colour than kiln drying does. Once I have dried it out I then have to bring it into workshop for a few weeks to acclimatise it to an indoor environment before any work can be done, as this helps eliminate wood movement and warping.
When the work has been done I apply two coats of lemon oil which does two things, helps preserve the wood and brings the grain out for us to marvel at, then I apply two coats of quality clear wood wax.