Wood is at the heart of what we do. Beautiful artifacts deserve a careful selection of the material that gives them ‘soul’. We have access to most timbers and keep a stock of wood and veneer from good trees that have been collected over the years. Attention is given to both surface treatment and to how well dried the timber is for the use in mind. We follow an environmental policy of purchasing timber responsibly and have a yearly audit to evaluate our own performance. We have also planted each year more young trees than we use. These have been planted on an estate in the borders of Scotland.