Bespoke work away from masts and oars

With a proven pedigree in the world of wooden yacht masts and oars, our skills and knowledge have often been called upon within similar industries. As a glue-lam specialist and with the flexibility and facilities to take on a wide range of projects, diversification has become common place.

With the growing demand for traditional and sustainable materials within modern architecture, internal and external columns, both structural and cosmetic, have become regular work to satisfy this growing market. With the ability to turn almost any size of column from a variety of materials, there is little we cannot accommodate. 

The link below will highlight some of the bespoke projects we have undertaken over the years. 

The logical progression into wooden masts

Over the years Collars' spars have been used in Olympic competition, crossed all of the worlds Oceans, and can be found on nearly all wooden sparred production boats ever made. With a capacity of producing any wooden mast or spar up to 100' in length....

Oars

Having made our name in producing the finest quality wooden rowing oars for crews throughout the world, it is hardly surprising that we are still producing a comprehensive range today. At the lower end of the range are the standard wooden oars, offering quality and value for everyday use. Using the skills from three generations of the Collar family, a pair of Spruce spoon or skiff oars can be produced individually to the customer's requirements.

Flag poles

Whether looking to replace an historical flagpole, or raising a celebratory flag, our pedigree in producing the finest quality wooden masts for over 80 years makes Collars the obvious choice for making any flagpole. Using the finest quality timber available, our skilled craftsmen are able turn by hand, any size or configuration required. With our bespoke service, we will guide you throughout the complete process, from an initial consultation to erecting the finished product.

Projects

With a history dating back over 80 years, we have produced mast and spars for some of the most beautiful yachts in existence. Specialising in producing the finest quality yacht masts and spars, we pride ourselves on a personal, tailored service and maintain a close and constant contact with our customers. From the critical choice of timber to the final stages of smoothing and varnishing, a Collars product has over eighty years of experience and expertise put into it, making us the number one choice time and time again.

The following links are a small selection of the some of projects we have been proud to be part of in recent years.

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St. Enodoc's Flag Pole

Published: Monday, 17th May 2010

flag pole

Collars supply and fit complete flag pole and yards for golf club

Over the last few years, flag poles have become regular work with more customers than before requiring replacement wooden poles.

Often it is simply not possible to replace a pole in anything but wood; and an example of this was at the beautiful St. Enodoc golf club in Rock, Cornwall. Having lost their old and slightly rotten flag pole in the Autumn storms, we were called in to offer our services after being recommended by Cornish Crabbers who are based just up the road from them.

At 11 meters overall and the wish to fly a number of flags at any one time, we designed a suitable traditional flag pole complete with yard arm and gaff spar. With little access for a crane the main spar was made hollow to lighten it, as lifting from horizontal to vertical using the tabernacle appeared to be the only practical option. Made in vertical grain Columbian pine and finished in a marine gloss white paint system, it was fitted with custom made galvanized fittings throughout before the spars were delivered to site on a beautiful May morning.

After assembly of the spars and attaching all halyards and stays the flag pole was put in the tabernacle and then carefully lifted with the very grateful help of the club's resident bulldozer, which made very light work of it. Once in position all the 10mm supporting wires were cut to length and talurited onto the large tensioners secured to ground stakes, before the bulldozer released it's grip. After a few stainless steel cleats were positioned on the spar, the complete pole was ready to fly the club's colours and withstand whatever the Cornish weather could throw at it.