Who we are?
Founded in the summer of 2007 by Simon Bellwood, Jersey Oak began its humble beginnings designing and creating handcrafted sustainable furniture on the beautiful island of Jersey. Jersey Oak is proud to have retained it's original roots, and continues to design and craft bespoke pieces for it's clients. Jersey Oak also has expanded its offering and now retails a wide range of carefully selected Home and Garden products and accessories.
What do we do?
In addition to the broad range of indoor and outdoor furniture, fixtures and fittings and household accessories Jersey Oak also provides high-quality joinery solutions including flooring and hardwood refurbishment, all delivered with an unparalleled commitment to customer service. Our craftsmen can be privately commissioned to produce one-of-a-kind bespoke oak furniture and home fixtures “from first sketch to final polish”, including you in the process at all times.
We source all of our oak from France and each piece will have it’s own natural characteristics. We endeavour to select pieces of sustainable oak for our furniture that contains as much character as possible. All our French oak originates from sustainable forests.
And in the spirit of sustainability, we use all of our off-cuts as firewood and our sawdust is used a bedding for horses – nothing is wasted.
The Characteristics Of French Oak
The natural characteristics of sustainable oak (grain patterns, knots, live edges, variations in colouring etc.) are not considered to be faults. They are part of the unpredictable beauty of nature. We often use these characteristics to effect in our furniture making. This feature is most noteworthy on our bespoke dining tables. The effect can be utterly striking and one we wouldn’t be without.
Why Is Our Oak Sustainable?
The sawmills of France produce a lot of the worlds oak timber. An ever increasing percentage of this oak comes from sustainable managed forests that rotate on a 200 year life cycle! Oak is hard to surpass as an ethical and sustainable material. Before it is felled, an oak tree will have absorbed plenty of carbon dioxide throughout its long life. Its’ longevity as a material makes it one of the first choices for joiners and furniture makers. Oak trees will not start to be productive and produce acorns until they are 20 years old. Some trees will not produce seed until they are even 50 years old.
Where we are?
We can be found either at our Showroom or our Workshop.