Why Choose Wood?
It has a natural beauty, it's versatile, environmentally friendly and
Wood has a proven tested performance in many applications where there is a very corrosive environment or high levels of acidity that would eat away other materials. Even in blazing fires, wood of the appropriate dimensions meets the most stringent tests. Wood also provides excellent acoustic insulation. From an environmental perspective, wood is renewable, organic, non-toxic, waste-efficient, recyclable and biodegradable. It uses up far less energy and causes less pollution in its processing than other materials of construction. In short, wood is the true "green" material. But it's the wholesome, natural patina of solid wood that makes it irresistable.
You may be tempted to go for the cheap, quick fix when doing home renovations or replacing furniture, but in the long term, using wood would be a wise decision.
YEW WOOD BOARDROOM TABLE
One of our recent projects was a bespoke Live Edge boardroom table in YEW WOOD. I
The yew tree is often found in churchyards in the United Kingdom, France and Northern areas of Spain. It is seen to be a symbol of the transcendence of death. It has also been suggested that yews were planted at religious sites as their long life was suggestive of eternity, or because being toxic they were seen as trees of death.
It is said that up to 40 people could stand inside one of the La-Haye-de-Routot yew trees and the Le Ménil-Ciboult yew is probably the largest one (13 m diameter). Indeed some of these trees are exceptionally large (over 5 m diameter) and may be over 2,000 years old. Sometimes monks planted yews in the middle of their cloister, as at Muckross Abbey (Ireland
Yew wood was historically a prized wood for lute construction. European legislation establishing use limits and requirements for yew limited supplies available to luthiers, but it was apparently as prized among medieval, renaissance, and baroque lute builders as Brazilian Rosewood is among contemporary guitar-makers for its quality of sound and beauty.
Wood from the yew is classified as a closed-pore softwood, similar to cedar and pine. Easy to work, yew is among the hardest of the softwoods; yet it possesses a remarkable elasticity, making it ideal for products that require springiness, such as bows.