Special Sale of Pre-Owned Furniture

July 10th, 2017 by Chris Baylis

Moving has been a bit of a rollercoaster and it’s still running…

Anyway… We finally opened here, outside Chipping Norton, as some of you will know, at the beginning of March. We are loving being ‘not on the high street’ and really enjoying our wonderful new space. Many people have been telling me “you’re looking better that when I saw you earlier this year”… think I was a bit stressed with the restoration of our (now) lovely old Coaching Inn… and ’stuff’…

Although the main showrooms have been up and running for a few months now, we have only just completed the refurbishment of ‘The Dog House’ - our first outbuilding! This allows us to present another of our Special Sales of pre owned furniture… pieces made by us that we have brought back from clients for a variety of reasons….house move, style change etc…

SATURDAY JULY 15TH AND SUNDAY JULY 16TH 11:00-17:00

The Real Wood Furniture Company, at ‘Mo Tighe’, Chapel House Grounds, Chipping Norton, OX7 5SZ.

This is 10 miles north of our previous location in Woodstock, literally straight up the A44 continuing on the A3400 Stratford Road. We are on the left before the Shell garage roundabout which intersects with the A361.

Please click the link below for a list of items to be included in the sale.

Special Sale Item Details

We look forward to welcoming you with a coffee or glass of wine over the weekend!

Chris, Scrumpie-pup & The Real Wood Team

Open Saturdays, Sundays and Mondays 11.00-5.00 and / or by appointment

'The Dog House' Sale of pre-owned furniture made by The Real Wood Furniture Company

'The Dog House' Sale of pre-owned furniture made by The Real Wood Furniture Company

The Real Wood Furniture Company showrooms outside Chipping Norton

The Real Wood Furniture Company showrooms outside Chipping Norton

The Real Wood Furniture Company showrooms at dusk

The Real Wood Furniture Company showrooms at dusk

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A Special Warehouse Sale October 2016

October 5th, 2016 by Chris Baylis

Prior to our showroom relocation …
A Special Warehouse Sale

Special Warehouse Sale Oct 2016

Special Warehouse Sale Oct 2016



Over the weekend of October 21st and 22nd we will be holding another of our ‘once in a blue moon’ sales
of pre-owned furniture made by us, that we have bought back from clients for various reasons (house move, down sizing etc.,).
Pieces will include several large refectory tables, farmhouse tables, sets of chairs, dressers, cabinets, sofas and more,
all at very attractive prices and available to take away or for immediate delivery.  There will also be ‘on offer’ various pieces from
our showrooms, designs that have been superseded or discontinued.

Sat 22nd - Sun 23nd October 11.00- 5.00 at
Unit 12, Station Field Industrial Estate, Banbury Rd, Kidlington OX5 1JD  (only 3 miles from our Woodstock showrooms)

Showroom relocation - from Woodstock to near Chipping Norton

After 20 years of enjoyable and successful trading in Woodstock, we are on the move!  We are currently in the process of restoring a wonderful old Coaching Inn,
a mile to the North East of Chipping Norton town centre, to where we will in due course  relocate our
showrooms.  The ‘refurbishment’ programme is taking longer than anticipated (!) and we now aim to remain trading in Woodstock until Christmas,
opening at Chipping Norton early in the New Year with more space, exciting new designs and a fresh energy.
As a ‘destination location’, we will be opening Saturdays, Sundays and Mondays 11.00 - 5.00 or by appointment at other times.  Ample parking will be available
with freshly brewed coffee ‘on tap’ at: Chapel House Grounds, Chipping Norton OX7 5SZ.
The new site is literally 10 miles from Woodstock on the A3400 (Stratford Road) between the A44 and A361 turns to Chipping Norton.
We will keep you posted via the website about closing the closing date at Woodstock and the opening at Chipping Norton….it will be ‘business as usual during the transition!!

We look forward to seeing you at The Warehouse Sale at our Kidlington Warehouse (see above), in our Woodstock showrooms up until Christmas and then in The New Year at our new showrooms!

The Real Wood Furniture Company new showrooms near Chipping Norton

The Real Wood Furniture Company new showrooms near Chipping Norton

best wishes

Chris

New for 2017 - Showrooms (under refurbishment), 'Spires' dining table, 'T Cup' chairs, Windsor Comb Back Settee

New for 2017 - Showrooms (under refurbishment), 'Spires' dining table, 'T Cup' chairs, Windsor Comb Back Settee

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Warehouse Sale!!

February 5th, 2016 by Chris Baylis

Happy New Year to all….

As you know, we never have ’sales’ of core stock in our showrooms….but …’once in a blue moon’, we hold a sale in our warehouse, of ‘pre-owned’ pieces, made by us,

that we have bought back from customers for a variety of reasons.  It’s a chance to own a piece, made by The Real Wood Furniture Company, at a huge saving,

compared to our making a ‘bespoke’ piece for you.

The Real Wood Furniture Company Feb 2016 Warehouse Sale

The Real Wood Furniture Company Feb 2016 Warehouse Sale

Our sale this time includes:

large refectory tables in English oak (centre column and canon leg)

large and small farmhouse tables in English oak and cherry

an oak gate leg table, a drop flap ‘loaper’ table

sets of chairs, including: Classic Range wavy ladders with upholstered seats, Billinge Wigan ladderbacks with upholsterd and rush seats, Chippendale style chairs in English cherry with leather upholstered seats, Country ladderbacks with drop in rush seats, Dales chairs with drop in rush seats, ‘Citizen’ chairs, ‘Cotswold’ chairs with upholstered seats and backs etc.,

dressers with racks, dresser bases, glazed top cabinets, a standing glazed top corner cabinet, a corner TV / Media stand,

leather sofas and armchairs, a curved front ‘Knole’ sofa

various antique pieces and objects……….

Please e mail us for a full listing…….

SALE: SAT 13th & SUN 14th FEB 11.00 - 5.00

at: Unit 12, Station Field Industrial Estate, Banbury Road, Kidlington, Oxford OX5 1JD (only 3 miles from our Woodstock showrooms)

First come….first served!!

See you there!!!

All the best

Chris

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Tea, Coffee & Chocolate

November 25th, 2015 by Chris Baylis

tea,coffee & chocolate

tea,coffee & chocolate

Tuesday December 1st at 7.00pm - Melanie King will give a short talk about her new book ‘Tea, Coffee & Chocolate which traces the origins of our love affair with caffeine…

Hampers and The Natural Bread Company will be offering teas, coffees and chocolates. Shelley Chocolates will be selling artisan made Belgian  chocolates…The Woodstock Book Shop will be here to sell you a signed copy of the book and there will be a charity bar in aid of ROSY….

That is …as long as we all recover from ‘A Night of a Thousand Candles’, this Saturday Nov 28th, 6.00pm on the Town Square (preceded by an all day Christmas Market in St Mary Magdalene Church and Father Christmas arriving at 4.30!!)

A Night of a Thousand Candles

A Night of a Thousand Candles

Christmas begins in Woodstock….come and check out some amazing gift ideas and have a sneak preview of our brand new ‘Spires’ chair in glorious English ash and Scottish elm!!…officially launching in the New Year, along with a gorgeous elm and burr oak ‘Spires Pilgrim Table’….

See you soon

Chris

The Spires Chair

The Spires Chair

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A Celebration of Trees

October 26th, 2015 by Chris Baylis

From ‘horses’ in our last exhibition to to ‘trees’…the latter giving us the wonderful resource with which, as a company, we work ….

‘art in the furniture store’ presents a new exhibition…”In Celebration of Trees”…

Three very different ‘takes’ on trees with:

Rod Craig having produced some special watercolour and ink paintings of trees in Blenheim Park and other local spots…

Ian Fraser using photographic techniques he normally applies to capturing incredibly individual images of buildings, having produced some special images of trees

you may recognise from the locality…… and

Chis Townsend, celebrated tree artist and sculptor working in forged steel, having produced some special sculptures for our exhibition.

Add in to the mix at the preview party, the premier performance of a new piece of music from tp & woodman, aptly titled ‘In celebration of trees’ and it all adds up to a great multi media celebration  focusing on the mighty English oak.

Preview party - Fri Oct 30th 6.30-9.00pm in our Woodstock showrooms

a celebration of trees preview invitation

a celebration of trees preview invitation

 a celebration of trees invitation

a celebration of trees invitation

The Real Wood Furniture Company is a supporter of ‘The Wychwood Project‘, a charity promoting engagement with the landscape and wildlife habitats contained within the former Royal Hunting Forest of Wychwood, which covered most of West Oxfordshire.  The charity works in areas of land management, conservation, education and is keen to encourage the participation  of all who live in the area.  The Real Wood Furniture Company has a special interest in tree planting projects.  A ‘charity donation’ bar will raise funds for the project at the exhibition preview party.

The Wychwood Project

The Wychwood Project

On other fronts, our steel horse ‘Milo’ has found a new and pleasant pasture

milo in the glade

milo in the glade

On the furniture front, work progresses on our new ‘T Cup’ range, but in the meantime we have ’soft launched’ a new chair.

Our ‘Spires chair’ takes its inspiration from a ’scroll back’ design made famous by master chairmaker Stephen Hazell who worked in Oxford from 1846.The original design is attributed to William Wardell, who is recorded as working in Summertown from 1839.  He probably trained Stephen Hazell.The simple ’scroll back’ chair in time came to be known as ‘The Oxford Chair’.  Having literally handled thousands of antique ‘Oxford chairs’ over the years, my starting point of inspiration was to create a chair of similar simplicity, low in height but with a generous seat and offering good comfort with an over arching feel of the ‘contemporary’.  We are making this with Scottish elm in the seat and back horizontal rails with other parts in English ash.  We are about to make a second batch with English burr oak in the horizontal rails.  As you can see from the photos, we are offering both a simple ‘H’ stretcher and a ‘crinoline’ or ‘cowhorn’ stretcher with angular shaped ‘torpedoes’ jointing the stretcher to the back legs.  As ever with Windsor chairs, they are nothing if not an amalgam of their angles, so we have been through many prototypes and stages of ‘finessing’ the design.  We have sold to two customers already within two weeks of the chair ‘hitting the floor’ with no promotion as such, so we hope that the design will have a wide appeal.  The offer of wide plank Scottish elm has also afforded us the opportunity to look at table making with elm again.  Our ‘Spires Pilgrim Table’ features 2 x wide planks of elm, flanked by narrower planks of English burr oak.  By making the end ‘cleats’ the same width as the outer planks, we have created the illusion of a ‘paneled’ top without the inherent problems of shrinkage causing gaps to appear!

The Spires Chair

The Spires Chair

The Spires Pilgrim Table

The Spires Pilgrim Table

Time to go for the moment….I shall return later with ’sparkle’ aided by a glass of red!

With best wishes

Chris

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