Waugh Thisteleton


Client/ designer:  Waugh Thistleton Architects
Project type: Office renovation – build and install
Joinery requirements: solid douglas fir office desks
Address: 77 Leonard Street, London EC2A 4QS

Waugh Thistleton architects practice

The client

Waugh Thistleton has experience in delivering a wide range of building types, including affordable housing, private residential projects, offices and commercial spaces, and mixed-use, cultural and leisure. The quality of our buildings and our commitment to the use of timber construction has earned us an international reputation for environmentally sustainable architecture and design. As the practice grew in success as did their headcount and in order to accommodate their growing numbers the practice called on the assistance of the joinery.

The process

Falkus Joinery was asked to build and install solid douglas fir office desks to better accommodate the architect’s growth.

Measuring over four metres long the joinery used a clear 25% sheen lacquer to bring out the different colours of that naturally occur in North American timber. The variation of colour is typically due to the age and location of the tree when cut for timber.

Unpolished hardwood table top
Branded softwood coffee table

The material

Although douglas fir is a consistently pale sawn timber it is almost impossible to tell what colour will show through once finished making each desk truly unique.

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