Material Source Book
Our Yorkshire based studio and workshop uses a variety of hardwoods, textures and finishes to create our unique pieces of handmade bespoke furniture
We carefully select the finest locally sourced and natural materials for all our furniture designs, because they are durable and will age beautifully. Our furniture won't wear out in your family's lifetime. This is why we believe having your bespoke furniture made with quality materials is a true investment. All of the timbers we use are from sustainable sources, certified by the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) or the Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification (PEFC). We only use timber from sustainably managed forests, which means that the trees are replanted and managed so that the forest can sustainably continue to provide timber resources.
This sourcebook provides a comprehensive guide to these materials and how they are used to create our exquisite range of furniture. Natural products such as wood can vary greatly in colour from piece to piece, and samples should be taken merely as a guide when selecting the perfect finish for your project. Due to the organic nature of timber, it is impossible to guarantee an exact replication of hue or texture. We are here to help you make an informed decision for your custom handmade furniture.
Oak timber is an excellent choice for furniture, boasting a durable strength and uniform grain with a luxurious golden-brown hue colourway that adds an eye-catching distinction. Its lasting quality makes it an ideal material for furniture. It is a timeless hardwood species that captures the spirit of traditional British culture. Its great strength and longevity make it an ideal choice for any interior decor style; elevating spaces with its timeless elegance.
With time and exposure to sunlight, oak furniture will gradually develop a rich and natural patina. Areas may also take on an even deeper hue than the rest of the furniture piece through continuous contact with oils on the hands. This rich colouration adds an unmatched layer of character and warmth to any home.
Walnut furniture has long been considered a symbol of quality and craftsmanship due to its stunning natural beauty and naturally dark finish. Boasting rich chocolate-brown accents overlaid onto deep purple tones that are accented by golden sapwood veins – walnut is the perfect choice for those looking for truly eye-catching and unique furniture.
The complexity and varied grain pattern of walnut make this timber a popular choice when making impressive and truly unique furniture. Every project has the potential to be unique, enhanced by this dynamic grain pattern - providing a distinguished charm that is sure to make a statement.
Walnut furniture naturally lends a warm, deep-brown hue to any interior decor it inhabits. However, over time direct sunlight can slowly transform this shade into an intriguing lighter tone with hints of rosy undertones.
Ash timber is an undeniably striking hardwood that is native to England. Its grain can appear in a range of patterns, from uniform and linear designs to beautifully unpredictable swirls that create visual depth and interest within your space. The delicate hue of creamy "whites" stands out against the vibrant reddish-brown "olive" hue which gives it its unmistakable characterful aesthetic.
Ash timber is an extremely durable, strong wood which behaves similarly to oak. The main variation between the two timber species can be found in the grain pattern and colourway; while ash may lighten upon initial installation, it will darken with age just like its oak counterpart.
Steel is a popular choice of material for furniture due to its strength, durability and modern aesthetic. It can be used in many different applications and has the ability to seamlessly blend into any interior decor style, from industrial chic to Scandinavian minimalism.
KODA stands apart from the competition. While other furniture brands send production abroad, all of our steel fabrication is processed and welded in our Yorkshire-based workshop. This ensures a high level of craftsmanship and attention to detail is applied to every piece - so you can have peace of mind that your furniture will be made to last.
Our steel products are finished using an advanced powder-coated process which seals the metal from corrosion, creating a beautiful matt and maintenance-free finish. The powder-coated finish is available in a wide range of RAL colours, ensuring that our steel furniture can blend seamlessly with any interior design scheme.