OneOak coffee table

Designer-Maker Jody Koomen has completed his making of a OneOak coffee table. It was made using Philip Koomen’s off cuts. Talking about his work Jody explained: “I decided on this table design because it is very minimal and can be made using a small amount of timber, which, in my case, was the key problem…

OneOak throne making part 3

In our third installment about the making of the OneOak throne, designer-maker Robert Ingham talks about his creation. This chair is a combination of design, construction and expression.  The design addresses the issues of function which is explicit in the word ‘chair’. It has to be able to support the weight and movement of the…

OneOak deer

Craftsman Jeff Soan, of Wooden Creatures, has made a beautiful articulated red deer from the OneOak timber, which has a remarkable lifelike movement. Jeff Soan is best known for his articulating wooden creatures which he has been creating since 1987. Talking about his work in the OneOak project Jeff said: My aim from the beginning…

OneOak woodchip heats it up

One of the last parts of the OneOak tree waiting to be processed was a large pile of its branchwood. Ever since the tree was felled in January 2010 the branchwood has been stored at Blenheim where it has been drying slowly for the last 18 months. James Norman, from Oxford Renewables, has been waiting…