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....


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.


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.


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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Wooden Flag Poles

flag pole With Collars pedigree in making the finest quality wooden yacht masts and oars, it was only a matter of time before our skill were called upon to produce custom made wooden flag poles.

Traditional wooden flag poles were originally turned from solid grown timber but, with suitable lengths hard to find along with the associated problems such as drying and rot, laminated poles are ultimately the way forward.

With construction almost identical to that of a yacht mast, the wooden flag poles we make are normally of hollow construction saving weight and allowing the pole to naturally expand and contract in the changing weather conditions. Painted white using a marine paint system, they require little maintenance and are custom made to any size, whether replacing an existing pole or installing a flag pole from scratch.

More often than not there is a tabernacle arrangement at the foot of the mast to allow the pole to be raised and lowered. The fabrication of a tabernacle is something we can certainly help with if needed. Likewise, the staying of the flag pole together with the installation, is a service we are pleased to offer and can provide an estimate on request.

Over the years, commissions have included celebratory birthday poles, small church roof poles up to a large Naval Base requiring a 60' timber flag pole together with a yard arm. So whether your flag pole is for a garden, a golf club or castle we will be pleased to offer our services and advice.

Contact us online for enquiries on Wooden Flag Poles or call us 01865 341277