Oak furniture brings luxury to the home
FROM traditional styles exuding character to modern and contemporary pieces that make a statement, bespoke furniture made by Royal Oak will bring warmth and luxury to your home.
Having been established for almost 40 years, with 30 of those years at its Grassington factory in North Yorkshire, the furniture maker has seen trends and tastes change and evolve. Back in 1977, when Janet and Paul Kent started the business, dark hues and classic designs were in demand. Today, lighter tones and clean lines are desired. Royal Oak’s latest table and chair sets sum this up perfectly, such as the Middleham dining table based on the classic farmhouse style but brought up-to-date with its ‘bobbly’ turned legs that have been finished in a grey wash, or the circular table with natural burr oak.
Taking Royal Oak’s offering to the next level, however, is the Dazzle range designed by son Mark. The Dazzle cabinet is made in solid natural walnut with the spectacular doors made in a walnut and natural oak geometric design. Mark had been thinking a lot about how different timbers can complement each other and how designs don’t have to be over complicated. Dazzle is a functional piece for storage but also a centre piece, and there are more ideas in the pipeline.
These examples can all be seen in the well presented showroom next to the factory. More modern styles can be found at Royal Oak’s temporary store in the market town of Grassington, run by daughter Joanne. Come September this will be brimming with crafts, home wares and art by British designers.
Of course, Royal Oak can make whatever you wish as each piece its team of highly skilled craftsmen creates is bespoke. This can be anything from a few changes to an existing design for a chair, table or four poster bed, to name but a few, to having a piece to match your current furniture or even your own ideas brought to life.
In terms of dining chairs, which have been crafted to be as comfortable as possible, you can choose from the fabric books of all the major upholstery suppliers for the seat covers. Royal Oak also offers an upholstery service for customers wishing to refresh their existing furniture.
The oak used has been grown for over 100 years and kiln dried before being selected. As well as the oak, which comes in a variety of colours and finishes from natural clean oak to rich, deep and characterful Jacobean hand planed oak, the company uses a variety of hardwoods including walnut, mahogany and cherry.
Each piece of furniture made at Royal Oak starts the same way - English timber, whenever possible, arrives at the workshop with the bark still intact. There it is matched for grain and colour before the team of tradesmen set to work. Traditional techniques, such as dovetail and mortise and tenon joints, are used alongside modern methods, to create pieces that stand the test of time.
Finally, it is delivered and placed in your home by Royal Oak itself – ensuring that
Bespoke furniture made by Royal Oak will bring warmth and luxury to your home.