The materialsCranbrook is created from sturdy Polish spruce and pine, and we’ve coated it in a wash of our pale taupe-grey Silver Birch paint – a classic, warm neutral that’s easy to mix and match with other colours. You can also order the boards in any of our current and archive shades – each one will take on a different character depending on the hue you choose. For instance, whites like Salt have a clean, Scandinavian look, Aqua Blue feels nautical, and Moss and Cactus will give your space a fresh feel.
In the makingMade from start to finish in Poland, the wood is first cut from a timber log then laid out to dry naturally. This steady drying process takes between four to five weeks and allows the raw wood to adjust to its surrounding humidity slowly, which prevents it from cracking and splitting. The next step is to brush the wood to give it the texture shiplap is best known for. Each board is then packaged manually into plastic-free boxes which aren’t only better for the environment, but also allow the wood to breathe and adapt gradually to atmospheric conditions as it travels.
Where we see itIt’s normal for natural wood to shrink or bend slightly over time, but this is largely down to temperature and humidity changes. With that in mind, the best areas to use your shiplap boards are on walls and ceilings in dry conditions where these factors are fairly consistent. Use Cranbrook in a living room, dining space, kitchen, bedroom or hallway rather than a bathroom or next to a fireplace or radiator.
Doing the right thingOur long-lasting Cranbrook boards are made from Polish spruce and pine which are FSC-certified to ensure our timber is sourced responsibly. To reduce environmental impact, our trusted partner has also eliminated foil and plastic packaging and uses paper tape to secure each parcel.
Delivered to you, safe and sound
From our own, white-glove service for delivering larger pieces in the UK and Ireland, to our courier and international partners, rest assured that we’ve done everything we can to make sure your order gets to you on time and in one, perfect piece.
Delivery’s also entirely free if you’re in the UK and spend over £50 (or €100 in Ireland).
We believe that returns should be easy, which is why we approach them with a ‘no quibble’ mindset. And, you’ll also have 28 days to do so – just in case you need time to mull things over.