The panels on the doors are the most distinctive aspect of the this piece. Each door is constructed from hand paired staves from retired whisky casks. Once a whisky cask has been used a certain number of times to mature whisky, the distillery will retire the cask. Although the inside of the cask is burnt to leave a charcoal layer which makes the whisky smoother and more mellow, it is actually the non-burnt outside of the stave you are looking at when you view the blackened doors of the cabinet.
The outside of the cask takes on this hue as a result of the whisky maturation process and the long years spent sitting in warehouses throughout Scotland maturing. When we finish and lacquer spray the doors they take on the rich dark brown colour you see in the photos.
As our furniture tends to be large, heavy, and require careful handling, we use a specialist furniture removals company to fulfil our orders. This means that there will be at least two delivery people, and that they will be able to safely carry the item of furniture into your home and then into the specific room in which it is due to reside. For furniture, our system includes this additional 'luxury' delivery service automatically on checkout. The cost of delivery is therefore priced to reflect this high level of service.
Thankfully for mirrors we don't have to send two men in a van, we can package it up in a protective box wrapping and send it anywhere in the UK. For mirrors and other small items, your normal refund and return rights under the Distance Selling Regulations apply. See the Ts & Cs for more information.
The delivery cost for this individual item of furniture is;
Each item ordered online has it's own express delivery price, they will be added together on checkout.
The reason we do not routinely use a courier / transport company for our furniture deliveries is because normal couriers would ship the furniture in a vehicle manned by a single driver, equipped with a forklift. The delivery would only be made as far as the front door. This would be a major inconvenience for the majority of our customers.
However, if you would like such a service then you can get in touch and we will arrange it, we will happily pass on the reduction in the delivery charge to you. If you are able to pick the item up from our workshop then you can select this option in checkout, naturally that is free.
Important Note:Your delivery selection option will have ramifications on your entitlement to refunds should you decide to return the goods. Please read our Terms and Conditions in full.
Our craftsmen are some of the best around – but there will be some small tolerances of a few millimetres on the exact dimensions of the item produced versus the sizes quote on the product description. As such all measurements should be treated as approximate and we will not accept any liability for any extra costs incurred by you as a result of the product you receive being precisely the same as the sizes in the description. Please let us know if you have extremely exacting sizing requirements. .
The Wood Itself
Our furniture is made from the very best native hardwood. It is a natural material so there will be slight variations in appearance between the woods used in the item. There may also be variation between the colours in the item you receive and the colouring of the item in the photo, which is used for illustration only. This is a good thing! Your piece of furniture is totally unique and there will not be another one like it – that's because the wood used in it is totally unique, every bit special and individual, with it's own story and history.
If you don't want that then don't buy hardwood furniture, buy something made of plastic or MDF.
The wood will have burrs, pippy areas, maybe cracks and some splits. In some cases we use special fillers to create features (resins with items entombed, metal polymer fillers etc – you can request this kind of thing if you like). It's all part of the art of manufacturing using natural hardwood.
If you are purchasing an upholstered product ie a chair or chairs made from leather, remember that leather is a natural product too and there will be colour variations and natural marks.
Based on our order book, our lead times are currently:
Mirrors & Accessories
The mirrors and smaller accessories in the online store are actually in stock, and can therefore be desptach within 3-5 days. In the event that we've sold the item in the showroom at the exact time someone else purchases it online we will offer an alternative or a full refund.