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C51 Builds a home for the Industry standard Technics 1210.

C51 Builds a home for the Industry standard Technics 1210.

Industrial Steel Vinyl/Turntable stand

When we where contacted and asked to commission a unit to hold vinyl we where ecstatic! Not does it only hold vinyl but it also has space for the classic and industry standard technics 1210 turntable that was once the big hitter in every club in the world!

For me this is inspirational, having been a DJ for around 20 years it gave me great pleasure to build such a thing and am now planning to build my own.

For the purposes of the article I did put on my own...


Grow Your Own Oak Tree

Grow Your Own Oak Tree

Germination, Sowing and After Care Information for English Oak

The English Oak is a magnificent tree that almost everyone in Europe is familiar with,  long-lived with a large wide spreading crown of rugged branches. It is a highly important tree for forestry and conservation purposes producing an excellent, versatile and durable timber whilst supporting a huge number of insect and animal species.

Best suited for medium loams and heavy soils including clay and even heavy clay soils and unlike the Red Oak it can even be grown on soils that experience some seasonal water logging. Dislikes dry or...


Crescentfiftyone claim oak tree from the film Shawshank Redemption

Crescentfiftyone claim oak tree from the film Shawshank Redemption

Sad news for film fans.

We just heard the sad news that the oak tree from the Shawshank Redemption has been felled by strong winds! 

The Shawshank Redemption is possibly one of our favourite films of all time and the tree which Red receives his letter from Andy underneath is now a gonner 🙈 

Fans are flocking to see the remains before we claim it, ship it, dry it and start making Shawshank furniture out of it. It will be branded with the C51 Shawshank special edition stamp - available in the uk this winter!

Oh no, sorry, the tree...


C51 ❤︎ WOOD

C51 ❤︎ WOOD

Hunting for beautiful pieces of wood is probably the best part of the furniture making process. WE BLOODY LOVE WOOD! Here's a quick insight into a day of wood sourcing.