Tom and his wife Jo called into Oak by Design’s showroom a year ago to discuss an oak RSJ Cover.
They were in the process of knocking 2 rooms into one at their 400-year-old farmhouse in Nidderdale, on the edge of the Yorkshire Dales National Park. They have lived there for nearly 18 years and have been renovating the property during this time.
Having used Oak by Design many, many years ago when they were covering a beam in a previous conversion, they sought them out again!
They had knocked a stone wall down in their dining room, through to the next door room, to open the room out and needed something to cover the steelwork and plates which were now supporting the first floor. There was a lot of old existing beams on the ceilings in both rooms, which they were keen to retain, but wanted the RSJ Cover to look the same as the existing ones. Tom took in photos of the beams and they decided to go with a ‘Reclaimed Effect ’ finish. This involves cutting into the faces of the cover, brushing, flaming and generally ageing the look of the oak.