If you are starting to plan a garden at your home or you want to change the look of the present garden.

Here are some facts you should know about why wooden planters are best for gardening.

1. Beautiful and Attractive gardens
Wood planter boxes are state-of-the-art approaches to beautifying your house. Their portability and ease of movement make them an appropriate choice in case you do not have a lot of space for plants. You can also choose them for a place on a balcony, porch or garden. The durability of wooden boxes is the most distinguishing feature to pick them. It is hard to beat the natural beauty of wood planters, whether on a small balcony or expansive patio.



2. Advantages and benefits
Wooden planters are affordable. They are available in many different shapes and sizes. Wooden planters have excellent drainage, can handle heavy plants, are not very expensive and unbreakable. Provide great versatility for combining with other garden components such as seating, trellises or storage. Wood planters insulate plant roots from the heat of the summer sun and they do not overheat the plants.

3. Customizable- Made to order
Wittswood provides customizable wooden planters for your home, office and shop. It is made up of Oak which offers more resistance against bad weather and remains in good condition for a longer time as compared to other woods. Bespoke Wooden planters can be made at any size you require, the product pictured is 1.1m (L) x 400mm(D) x 400mm(H). Homeowners will have the option to get a hanging planter box, a bench box, an indoor box or a window planter box. These boxes occupy a smaller area and are used for a variety of purposes. The material will be scalable to accommodate big and small plant sizes.

4. Eliminate all your problems
Wooden planters do have good drainage. These garden planters do not crack and don't break easy, are not too heavy, are non-toxic, rot-resistant wood planters, safe for plant roots, they are good at preventing the soil from heating up too much. A wooden planter doesn’t retain moisture too well which means plants have good drainage.

5. Used everywhere
The wooden planters can be set up in many places in the home garden, shopping centres, corporate office interior and exterior. No matter which places you put these planters, they give prettiness to the place.

6. Eco-friendly:
Made from one of the most abundant natural materials, wood containers are a natural alternative to plastic containers. Some materials are light and easy to install, move and rearrange, even with large containers. Wood planters are medium weight. It is relatively easy to shift or move them around the house.


Leave us a comment if you liked our ideas or even better, send us some pictures if you do pick up an idea from our blog.

At Wittswood, our external oak ledge and brace doors are one of our customer's all-time favourites! Check out our newly added barn sliding doors that are on their way to becoming the #1 bestsellers!

If you’re not completely satisfied with what you are looking for, you can place a bespoke order with us as well! Contact us TODAY!

We also offer a range of other exterior doors, interior doors, as well as gates which can be made bespoke to fit your needs. You can have a look at our exterior doors here - Wittswood Exterior Doors, our Interior Doors and our Gates!


To learn more, you can directly call us at 01205 722 700 or 07377 138 832 or email us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and a member of our team would be happy to help you out with any of your queries.

You can also follow us on Facebook and Twitter to keep up with us! We promise we try to keep our social media accounts light and fun!"

How sustainable is the furniture in our homes, the paper we use, the wood we burn, or the timber that goes into building our houses? These questions have become more pertinent now that ever, as we lead the charge to minimize the damage caused by deforestation and climate change. 

 

Wood is a renewable raw material, and thus the environmental performance of wood products gives them a competitive edge. Wooden furniture, such as cupboards, tables and chairs, clocks, and even some room sets, are often passed on from generation to generation. It is important to learn the value of and the right ways to preserve wood. You can read our blog on how to properly clean and preserve your wooden furniture. 

 

When it comes to sustainability, material choices matter. Wood is a natural, renewable and sustainable material for building, with a lighter carbon footprint than steel or concrete. Although it is true that wood is an exhaustible material, using wood for furniture and taking care of said furniture properly, can make sure you use cut down on your own carbon footprint. 

 

Wood performs better than concrete and steel when it comes to air and water pollution. As more and more people move towards making greener choices with their lifestyles and find new ways to reduce their carbon footprint, creating a home that is environmentally friendly is high on their list for those redecorating. 

 

Refinish or reupholster your old furniture. Before you decide to get rid of your old furniture and consider refurnishing your furniture to get a brand-new look. If you are looking for tips on how to do this, please read our blog here - https://wittswood.co.uk/blog

 

We here at Wittswood, have curated a list of all the ways you can upcycle your old wooden furniture. 

 

Use an old door as a headboard for your bed.

 

 

 

Repurpose furniture for garage, playroom, den, shop etc.

 

Use a ladder to hang towels, kitchen napkins or blankets.

 

 

Wooden packing crate can be used as a side table to stack magazines.

Use old travel trunks as sitting options, bedside tables, coffee tables, side tables or display pieces.

 

Elevate your mattress with the help of wood pallets.

 

Old dressers can be restored as vanities for powder rooms and also suits with the colonial or traditional themed bathrooms with a vintage finish. The drawers can also be modified to hold the pipes and other plumbing fixtures of the home, if not your other accessories.

Old lockers will work well as shoe storage.

 

Discarded wooden crates can be used as one of the most functional pieces of DIY furniture for your home. They can be used as outdoor patio furniture like sofa, centre table and even bedside table for bedroom. You can even upcycle them into planters.

 

 

Old windows and windowpanes that have a vintage look can be preserved and restored as framed pieces to adorn the walls or can be used as room dividers. Installing mirrors in these frames can give a gorgeous customized partition cum framed mirror. Old windows can also be used to frame fabrics and paintings.

 

Here at Wittswood, we are committed to preserving the environment. 

 

Burning briquettes are an eco-friendly fuel for wood burners and stoves. Long-burning and clean, with a pleasant smell, they make an easy and sustainable alternative to conventional fuels.

At Wittswood, we make our hardwood briquettes from the off-cuts and sawdust left over from the production of our floors and accessories, meaning every piece of wood which comes into our factory is used completely!

Our briquettes are supplied in 20kg bags and are available for collection only. Please get in touch here or give us a call to arrange a collection.

 

Leave us a comment if you liked our ideas or even better, send us some pictures if you do pick up an idea from our blog. 

 

At Wittswood, our external oak ledge and brace doors are one of our customer all-time favourites! Check out our newly added barn sliding doors that are on their way to become the #1 bestsellers!

If you’re not completely satisfied with what you are looking for, you can place a bespoke order with us as well! Contact us TODAY!

We also offer a range of other exterior doors, interior doors, as well as gates which can be made bespoke to fit your needs. You can have a look at our exterior doors here -  Exterior Doors, our Interior Doors our Gates!


To learn more, you can directly call us at 01205 722 700  or 07377 138 832 or email us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  and a member of our team would be happy to help you out with any of your queries.

You can also follow us on Facebook and Twitter to keep up with us! We promise we try to keep our social media accounts light and fun!

 

 

 

 

If you’re “board” and hoping something fun “wood” come along, then look no further. This month at Wittswood, we are going to talk to you all about wood coatings and stains. We even a few tips for all the do-it-yourself-er’s!

 

Wood is a classic building material that simply never goes out of style. Be it the classic wood bedroom set that your grandmother passed on to you, or the china cabinet that has been in your home for generations, wood never goes out of style. Not only is wood durable, it is also one of the most versatile materials - you can mold it into anything. Be it doors or floorings, decks or bird feeders, wood never goes out of style either. 

 

Did you know that wooden flooring is all the rage right now? In fact, people are installing more wooden bathroom flooring than anything. Don’t believe us? Read our blog here and find out more!  Hardwood is still the trend. From Pinterest boards to interior design magazines, you’ll always find wood making an appearance. It seems as if now standard designs are not quite complete without the inclusion of hardwood. You can find out more about wooden décor on our website!

 

Wood staining is a popular practice for improving the look of your wood projects, but it also has many practical advantages. Apart from wood being durable and sustainable, wood staining also has many advantages including but not limited to preservation, financial savings as well as convenience.  Here are some of the common advantages of wood stains –

 

 

1.     It prevents Rotting 

 

Wood is prone to rotting when exposed to the elements of nature, such as your exterior wooden doors or barn doors. Not only does rot make wood less aesthetically pleasing but also eats away at the structural integrity of your wooden furniture or floor. Rot can also develop in a variety of ways, but the most common forms of rot are mold, mildew, and termites. It should also be noted that there is no real cure for rot. Once your wood starts to rot, it is irreversible. 

 

It is therefore advised that you re-coat and re-stain your furniture regularly to avoid rot and maintain the quality of wood. 

 

2.     Protection from the elements

 

Let’s face it, the weather in our country makes it very difficult to protect our outdoor wooden furniture. Be it an exterior door, your backyard deck or your outdoor furniture, they are all susceptible to varying degrees of the elements of nature. 

 

The entry of water into wood can cause more damage than rot can cause to wood. Once moisture is trapped inside the wood, it makes it more prone to splintering and breaking. Even direct exposure of unsealed wood to sunlight can cause discoloration. Sealing your wood with stain will preserve the appearance of your wood and maintain its structural integrity for a long time. 

 

Read on to find out which type of stain should you use for your next DIY project!

 

3.     Cost Effective 

 

If you have an outdoor deck, you’d understand the pain and cost involved in painting the deck. Or an exterior door even. If you’ve ever wondered why people didn’t paint their exterior doors a whimsical color, wonder no more. It is because when paint is exposed to the elements, it starts to weather and chip away. This does not only affect the appearance of your wood, but it also takes away from its structural integrity by exposing it to the elements. 

 

A good sealant on the contrary is much cheaper to apply and last for much longer before maintenance becomes necessary. 

 

4.     Aesthetical value 

 

The aesthetical value of wood often lies in its natural look. If you’re looking for more protection, then staining wood is to be preferred over painting wood. With stain, the grain of wood remains visible. Now, before you chalk it away as the boring option, stains are also available in a variety of color and tints. If you’d prefer a more natural look, then you can always go for an un-tinted and uncolored stain. Staining provides a lot of room for customization as well. 

 

5.     Time Saving 

 

Leaving wood in the elements without any coating is clearly a bad idea, not just from an aesthetic point of view, but also from a safety point of view. When it comes to choosing between stain and paint – which one is easier to maintain and apply? The natural winner between the two is stain. A wood stain can often be used without a primer, therefore saving on time and money. Stains overall are easier to maintain and apply. 

 

While the need for maintenance does vary with climate and product, even heavily exposed wooden doors are likely to require re-staining once every few years. 

 

The benefits of stains are numerous and impressive. While there are many options available in the market how do you choose the right type of stain for your project? Well, we are here to help you out. These are the four factors to keep in mind while buying the right type of wooden stain for your project -

 

1.     Color Preference

 

As we discussed briefly earlier in this article, wood stains and coatings are available in a variety of different colors and finishes. While choosing a stain you must ask yourself if you need the stain to match the exterior house colors such as the fences and deck or would you rather have them be complimentary? If you need more help picking out some ideas, you can always do a quick google search!

 

 

2.     Coverage of the stain

 

When we talk about stain coverage, it is important to decide between a light or a heavy one. Are you looking for something that will allow the grain of the wood to shine through or something to shine over it? 

 

3.     Source of Light

 

The type of light that hits your wood is an important factor in deciding what type of sealant or stain you would prefer for your wood. It will also affect the need to sand and clean your wood, so that you can assess with accuracy how a particular stain affects its appearance. 

 

4.     Type of Wood

 

Last but not the least, the type of wood you have greatly affects your decision to invest in a stain. Stain reacts to all wood differently; even the same piece of wood can take on different hues and tints. The key is to adjust the stain with thinners and other colours of stain. It's done trial and error, but it’s the only way you can match colours accurately.

 

 

Buying the perfect wood stain can be a harrowing process. But in the end, it is totally worth it. You not only save time but save money as well by picking the right kind of stain for your woodwork. 

 

At Wittswood we carry a few different varieties of wood stains and coatings. 

 

Leave us a comment if you liked our ideas or even better, send us some pictures if you do pick up an idea from our blog. 

 

At Wittswood, our external oak ledge and brace doors are one of our customer all-time favourites! Check out our newly added barn sliding doors that are on their way to become the #1 bestsellers!

If you’re not completely satisfied with what you are looking for, you can place a bespoke order with us as well! Contact us TODAY!

We also offer a range of other exterior doors, interior doors, as well as gates which can be made bespoke to fit your needs. You can have a look at our exterior doors here -  Exterior Doors, our Interior Doors our Gates!


To learn more, you can directly call us at 01205 722 700  or 07377 138 832

or email us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  and a member of our team would be happy to help you out with any of your queries.

You can also follow us on Facebook and Twitter to keep up with us! We promise we try to keep our social media accounts light and fun!



Do you have an old wooden door in hour house that you are tired of looking at? Don’t want to spend an arm and a leg on a new door but would still like to repurpose your old door or gate? We have you covered! Here at Wittswood we care about you. Not just as a one-time customer but we also like to help wherever we can. We have curated a list of ways in which you can spruce up your old gates and doors. 

 

1.     Climbing Plants

 

It is possible that your yard has been feeling a little neglected all winter. But now that spring is on its way, your yard could do with a little bit more pizazz. The best way to add a splash of color to your yard is by adding flowering wines to any gate or even an outdoor door!

 

2.     Contrast 

 

If you are a fan of a bit bolder look, then contrast the material of your gate with that of your fence! Pair a wooden gate with a wrought iron fence or vice versa. If you’re a fan of a more subtle look then just use vertical wooden posts for your fence and horizontal ones for your gate. 

 

Another way to spruce up a gate or an outdoor door is to stain the gate a different color than before. This will instantly lift the look of your yard or your garden. For example, if you have a small garden and would like to create the illusion of space, just paint your wooden gate a bright color. This will immediately draw everyone’s eye to your “new” gate!

 

3.     Repurpose your old door

 

We understand that this might be a slightly larger project to undertake but we guarantee you that you’ll love the results! If you have small sized gate in your garden or a backyard, you can repurpose it as a child-proof door inside your house! You can stain it or paint it any color you want to match the interior aesthetic of your home.

 

Barn doors typically sliding ones, make for huge space savers even inside the house. If you have an area in the house that is already cramped up, just think about installing a barn door there. This will not only free up space in your house, but also add to the aesthetic value of your home. 

 

4.     Birdhouses and Planter Boxes 

 

Birdhouses and planter boxes aren’t just whimsical in nature, they also add a splotch of color to your garden or backyard. A few simple cedar planter boxes filled with flowers can really transform any boring old fence or gate. Add a few brightly colored birdhouses next to it, and you’ll give your garden a much more homely touch. 

 

Don’t worry if you don’t want to invest in wooden planter boxes. You can just paint a few old cans in bright colors and fasten them to your fence or gate! 

 

You can have a look at our planters here - https://wittswood.co.uk/quality-hardwood-products/bespoke-products/window-box-planter-detail

 

 

5.     DIY Trellis Plants

 

Trellis plants look pretty as a painting don’t, they? There’s something so soothing about a picket fence and wooden door surrounded by bushes and trellis.  Propping up a trellis against your fence is a great way to encourage a climbing vine to grow all over your wooden gate. You don’t need to spend a fortune buying a trellis, you can simply repurpose an old crib trail. 

 

 

6.     Old Windows and Shutters

 

If you see old windows or shutters at a garage sale or have some lying around from your last remodeling project, just scoop them up and add them to your backyard! They make for beautiful and antique fence or gate decoration. 

 

 

7.     Liven up your deck or patio

 

It is simple to add a bit of life and color to your deck or patio. If your garden or backyard are as they should be, but it still feels likes something is missing? The best thing to do is to liven up your deck or patio. Throw some colorful cushions on your outdoor furniture, add a rug to your patio, or simply hang up some string lights to add an extra bit of sparkle!

 

Leave us a comment if you liked our ideas or even better, send us some pictures if you do pick up an idea from our blog. 

 

If you think that none of these ideas can save your old gates and it’s time for a change, then look no further. We at Wittswood specialize in making wooden doors and gates. We even do bespoke orders!

 

You can order a bespoke garden gate made to measure on our website!

 

At Wittswood, our external oak ledge and brace doors are one of our customer all-time favourites!

We also offer a range of other exterior doors, interior doors, as well as gates which can be made bespoke to fit your needs. You can have a look at our exterior doors  Witswood Exterior Doors, our Interior Doors our Gates.


To learn more, you can directly call us at 01205 722 700 or email us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and a member of our team would be happy to help you out with any of your queries.

You can also follow us on Facebook and Twitter to keep up with us! We promise we try to keep our social media accounts light and fun!