Made from American red oak. I’ve never had the pleasure of working with this beautiful wood before as it’s an imported species and very expensive in Australia.
As always everything is entirely handmade. I added wrought nails as more of a decorative feature than anything else. I had to experiment on some offcuts to find the correct hole size so it wouldn’t split the wood. I was surprised at its superior holding power.
The finish applied is a non toxic clear oil which is applied over a three day period. I don’t like to apply stain over any timber other than pine.