Bark & Rock

Oak Pippy Limed

Where: England, UK

Botanical name: Quercus robur

Pippy Oak, also known as ‘cat’s paw’ Oak, features many small knots, some of them in clusters right across the veneer. It has been suggested that they are formed when lush side shoots are grazed on by wildlife, only to grow back and be gnawed away again.

English Pippy Oak ranges from pale yellow through to dark honey brown colours and combines knots and clusters with wild patterns as well as natural Oak grain – this unusual combination is particularly prized by designers.

With this finish we have applied traditional lime across the Pippy Oak veneer to create a whitewashed look which accentuates the beautiful patterns in the wood’s grain while giving it a naturally aged and vintage look.

Oaks are the most widespread, best known and probably the most loved of British native trees. They also grow across Europe, Asia and North America. They can reach heights of over 40 metres and their wood is highly prized worldwide for its resilience, strength, suppleness and gracious beauty.

Please note: since wood is a natural product, your Bark & Rock notebook truly is unique and is likely to differ in both pattern and shade from the photographs on our website. These are designed to be indicative of a given type of wood in general.


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