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.

Flagpoles

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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Robin Hood and his Merry men call on Collars

Published: Thursday, 4th June 2009

nottingham

Hitting the cinemas a year from now will be director Ridley Scott's take on the familiar "Robin Hood" story, with the title of the same name.

Featuring among others Russell Crow (Gladiators) and Cate Blanchet (Elizabeth) the film is currently being shot at locations around the UK, including some coastal rowing and sailing scenes. For these shots, traditional boatbuilder, Mark Edwards of Richmond has been enlisted to product 4 longboats, and in turn asked us to produce the necessary oars and spars.

With a total requirement for over 70 oars, and with lenghts between 13' and 18' we will be busy over the coming weeks turning the order around to meet with the early June delivery date. Unlike the last time when we producea total of 170 oars for the big budget 2004 movie "Troy"; this time they will be 'used as intended' and will all be made in fine grain Sitka Spruce with hollow looms and well balanced. Let's hope Mr Crow appreciates the work that goes into each oar...