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Carter Writing Desk

Materials

Oak on top, because it’s the hardwood to end all hardwoods – for us at least. Oak means it’ll look good in your home. You can expect the odd knot here and the odd change in wood grain there – which means no two desks will ever look quite the same – but overall, it’s a well-balanced timber. Plus, with oak, it comes with a real sense of heritage. In Carter, it’s combined with incredibly strong steel.

The finish: oak

Brushing, buffing, staining – they’re just three of the seven steps your desk’s tabletop will go through. They’re what make it look a bit rustic, without you having to use aged timber. Perfect for people who like the idea of vintage, but prefer things that are actually ‘brand new’. The last step is our timber treatment oil – IsoGuard®. Which, in a nutshell, makes oak easier to live with. Think of it as a bit of a defence barrier, but one that you can’t see, feel or would ever know was there.

The finish: steel

Carter’s legs are powder-coated and then baked at scorching temperatures so that you’re left with an almost matte black colour (there’s a tiny hint of bronze) that’s as tough as old boots. It’s a process that’s quicker than the traditional method of ‘quenching’, and far more robust than paint or lacquer.

Will it fit?
Will it fit? View our guide
  • Width120cm
  • Depth65cm
  • Height91cm

Just so you know

Natural timber will always want to move. Fact. It’s going to expand and shrink as the temperature and humidity in your home changes, but there are specialist joinery techniques that can help to counteract the movement. And that’s exactly what we do.

Taking care of Carter

We’ve put together this guide on taking care of your Carter writing desk, so that it stays looking as beautiful as the day you first brought it home.