Our oak recovery items are made from the staves of old oak wine barrels. In order for the wood to be bent into the original barrel shape the ‘Cooper’ heats the wooden stave, the heat can cause drying and ‘blistering’ of the wood, which might only appear after purchase. It is to be expected that with exposure and weather conditions, cracking and movement may occur. The dark stains on the wood are made from years of soaking up red wine. Since these items are made from reclaimed or off-cut material, pieces may vary in size or thickness.
We consider these cracks, imperfections, wear & colour variations as part of a wooden items character. Timber movement will occur as this is a natural product.