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Stylish Oak heartwood bookends - Pair of Oak wood bookends - Solid oak heartwood bookends - Book lover gift
These bookends are truly very special - you will not find bookends the same anywhere ever again - the wood is already centuries old, so they will make a wonderful heirloom gift to treasure and pass down the generations in your family...
These wonderfully unique bookends were made by splitting a piece of oak heartwood into 2 pieces. This oak heartwood obtained from us during our woodland management and conservation work. Oak heartwood is very rare as it only tends to be found on veteran trees where the softer outer wood has rotted away, leaving impressive 'stag's head branches' on trees that are already centuries old.
This wood is very old and cracked and split as you might expect from ancient Oak heartwood. There were a couple of places where Paul felt that the cracks run very deep through the wood, so he has pegged these with Oak dowels to ensure that the these books shouldn't break if knocked etc... In true 'Arts and Crafts' style, Paul has left the dowels visible, which we think adds to the charm of these highly individualistic bookends. As shown in the photos they can be arranged in various ways - so you can turn them round to face whichever way appeals most to you...
This will make a great display item on your dresser, bookshelves or sideboard. Or a great gift for a special someone / couple...
Dimensions – 17cm tall and 12cm deep and 14cm wide (approx)
These are heavy bookends - they each weight XXXg and XXXg (weights to be added shortly - our scales have stopped working)
gorlech are Claire and Paul, woodcrafters based in rural West Wales.
This item was hand-crafted by us in our home workshop from wood we sourced ourselves whilst managing a local woodland. We are passionate about the importance of woodlands and the role that wood can play in shaping a more sustainable future.
Wood is a unique, in that – if harvested correctly - it is a completely sustainable, carbon-neutral and zero-waste material. It is also warm, tactile and inherently beautiful. Our ancestors knew this, and we hope to follow in that tradition by providing high-quality, hand-crafted alternatives to the mass-produced items sold in big stores across the globe.
By purchasing this item you will be joining us on our journey to put wood back in our homes and our hearts.
The item you receive will be the item in the displayed photos.
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Many of our products are made of surplus, recycled or 'waste wood'. Consequently there may be marks, blemishes and splits on the product, but these will not compromise the structural integrity of the item (i.e. we do not sell products that we think will break with normal use!). We think that these marks, blemishes and splits are what gives our pieces their individual and rustic charm.
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