‘We had just moved into our house and needed an attractive yet functional set of cupboards in our hallway.’
Someone recommended I speak to Rob and I knew instantly from meeting him and looking at pictures of his craftsmanship that I wanted to work with him.
He was unbelievably detailed about the process. The space was around a chimney breast and in typical Victorian house fashion – not at all straight and a bit awkward to fit.
Rob was very thoughtful about how he was going to manage this and came up with a clever solution. He sent mock up drawings of how everything would look and described in detail how he was going to make it work.
Once we agreed on everything, he dropped the most beautiful pieces of wood off at the house where he left them to acclimatise for 4 weeks. This, he assured me, was so that the wood adjusted to the temperature and humidity of the house and would ultimately minimise if not eliminate further movement once the cupboards had been fitted.
At that point I knew this man was serious about his oak 🙂 the fitting of the cupboards took a few days as Rob poured over the detail and made sure everything was totally perfect.
The cupboards are a total delight to look at and I constantly have people comment on them when they come round. Rob is a fabulous person and was such a pleasure to have in the house.
I could not give him a higher recommendation.
– Paula Keve, London
‘It was my best friend’s wedding and I wanted something special that she and her husband-to-be would cherish for a long time.
Because of our insatiable love of food, I wanted it to be themed as such and so I homed in on the solid oak carving board I had seen on the website and immediately called to chat about it.
Rob was totally professional yet laid back and so easy to talk to about the quirks I wanted adding. He was able to send me a mock-up of the carving design via email, he sent me progress updates throughout and then we agreed on a completion date, on which Rob kindly dropped the finished piece to my home – a lovely touch.
The beautifully impressive (and rather heavy!) carving board is everything I was looking for and the fact that it is unique, a one-off piece, only adds to its charm.’
– Luci Lyne, London
“I’d been searching tirelessly for a coat rack to go in our hallway.
We wanted something a bit different, a little bit nostalgic, beautiful but industrial, to sit on and hang things on and something that we’d own for a life time. We searched high and low but found absolutely nothing that came close.
I contacted Rob, who knew exactly what I was after and within two weeks, he visited us, measured, discussed the finer details and our stunning piece was installed. Your service was fantastic from start to finish, the care you put into your work is above and beyond. We absolutely love this coat rack, thank you so much. Every visitor has commented that they love it and I know (I did the research) that you wont find anything like this in the shops.
We will own this piece for a long time to come I am sure, it’s very special indeed.. :)”
– Boo Harman, London
“I approached One Off Oak last summer for a custom made console table for my boyfriend’s birthday.
My boyfriend admires fine wood pieces in non-conventional forms, so the choice to approach One Off Oak was an obvious match given the stunning pieces I had seen produced by them.
The console was tailor made to fit our hallway, with the craftwork done to schedule.
And to top this off, Rob personally delivered the piece with no issues.
Very happy with the finished product and service!”
– S.Reid, London
“After seeing Rob’s craftsmanship I asked him to create a bespoke plinth for a bronze cast sculpture for a client in California.
The beautifully finished English oak was the perfect match for the bronze and Rob put every care into making it fit perfectly.
It was a joy to work with One off Oak and I hope to work together on many projects in the future”
– M. Tuck, London