Oak fur­ni­ture brings lux­ury to the home

Yorkshire Post - YP Magazine - - Advertising Feature -

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.

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