Product Code: OAKSB_MST
Oak Spindle Blanks
Quercus robur. Air and kiln dried.
All dimensions shown are in inches (length x square).
Our local Oak is generally small and of low quality, so we buy most in from West Kent and Sussex and saw through and through for furniture makers.
There is a steady demand for turning blanks for restoration or to match existing furniture so we have started to cut more blanks. Some blanks contain pippy clusters so please specify if you only want plain blanks.
Planks sawn on the quarter will show medullary rays. Oak turns very easily - if a little coarse - and sands to a good finish on bowl and spindle work.Oils leave a satin finish which can be enhanced with soft wax.
A good coat of Briwax alone gives a wonderful shine on Oak and can be re-applied periodically. Give a good coat of the wax, leave it to dry for a while and buff hard.
Read our safety notice on timber allergies