Crafted by nature, finished by hand – The Dockyard Legacy

Crafted by nature, finished by hand has always been our ethos. We design our wine racks around the character of the timber, working with the wood not against it. Once the timbers have been cleaned up we begin the fun part….. deciding on the design of the piece.

Dockyard Legacy – the design process

For the Dockyard Legacy deciding on the design wasn’t too difficult as one side was just full of character. The first process is to mark out thr holes for the wine bottes. Here you can see we position the holes to work in harmony with the natural features of the timber. This is what in the end makes such beautiful pieces.

Once the holes have been drilled we then decide whether or not to add refurbished metalwork. Some wine racks we leave without but the Dockyard Legacy features some amazing refurbished metalwork. The size of this wine rack allowed us to be really bold when deciding on the metal design as the scale of this piece meant it would not be over shaddowed by the industrial iron.

At this stage you can really see the piece coming together & once it has had it’s final coat of wax the transformation is complete! It never ceases to amaze us how incredable these reclaimed timbers turn out & live on in testament to their history.

The Dockyard Legacy now lives on as an impressive 12 bottle wine rack. The timber used for this piece was previously a part of Chatham Dockyard in Kent. This historic dockyard was closed in 1984 & has been subject to renovation since then. Once used to form a part of the original dockyard buildings the Dockyard Legacy now stands in testament to it’s previous life.

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Our reclaimed English oak wine racks really are something special. Each piece comes with it’s own interesting history. The Spies of Cowl Street is the newest addition to our collection & dates back to 1840!

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We love seeing the end results but it’s not that often our customers get to see how the wine racks start off – so here’s a sneak peak of The Spies of Cowl Street!

Our Reclaimed English Oak Wine Racks

Our Reclaimed English Oak Wine Racks

 

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Our Reclaimed English Oak Wine Rack – The Spies of Cowl Street

 


With December approaching, we’re embracing the Christmas Spirit and are delighted to introduce our very own advent wine rack.

The Spirit of Christmas

The Christmas Spirit

We think that the run up to Christmas should be more fun than just a cardboard door & a chocolate so we’ve created a 24 bottle alternative to a traditional calendar.

This unique wine rack is made from a large reclaimed pitch pine timber that was rescued from an old industrial building dating back to the early 1800’s. This characterful piece had original slot mortises & a host of refurbished metal work.

Simply choose 24 of your favorite bottles & bring the spirit of Christmas to your home.

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Sometimes when we buy batches of timbers they come with some of the original metal work, including bolts, nails, chains & hooks. This reclaimed metal is then cleaned, shaped & polished before being reunited with the original beams.

Watch sparks fly in the workshop as we clean up this piece of metal.

Adding metal work to our wine racks ?#sparksfly

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We’ve just finished this reclaimed English elm wine rack & we love it! This 6 bottle wine rack has been handmade out of reclaimed English elm which has been rescued from an old build on the Blenheim Palace Estate.

The beam itself dates back to to the early 1700’s & now enjoys it’s life as a wine rack, just waiting for the perfect home!

The Blenheim Links


Wedding Gift

Amazing service from they made my wedding gift to my fiancé think you’ll agree it’s stunning.

Jenny Rudall

 


For all egg lovers out there our English Oak Egg Racks & Sticks are now available in two sizes half dozen & dozen. Egg Racks & Sticks would make a great addition to your kitchen & are handmade from English oak ethically sourced in the Cotswolds.

The Egg Racks & Sticks are treated with a locally produced rapeseed oil Cotswold Gold.

View our range of Egg Racks & Sticks here ……. www.sticksandstone.co.uk/product/ultimate-egg-rack/

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We have completed a number of bespoke wine rack builds recently. They range from small wine racks to the larger ones. All wine racks are handmade using ethically sourced reclaimed timbers.

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Looking for the unique gift for Valentines Day? These handmade English Oak Hearts make the perfect gift!

As each heart is handmade in our Cotswold workshop we are able to offer an engraving service.

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