British Hardwoods Blog

  • Visit our new timber shop

    If you enjoyed selecting timber at our stand at the Woodworking Show in Harrogate last month and miss our Annual Timber Sale, we have some great news for you. Now that we have more space, we are creating a permanent "timber shop" at our premises here in Yorkshire.

    Selected hardwood boards at our new timber shop Just some of our selected hardwood boards at our new timber shop

    We will be stocking plenty of beautiful hardwoods including our own kiln-dried English Pippy Oak, Pippy Burr Yew, Sycamore and Lime. As you can see from the photo above, we have made a great start, and already have lots of unique and interesting boards to browse through. We also plan to run regular offers on bundles of planed hardwood squares for turning, in addition to our very popular thin wood packs.

    For woodworkers, woodturners and all hardwood enthusiasts, we hope that the British Hardwoods shop will become the first choice for all your timber requirements. If you're close enough to call in - we would be very happy to see you.

  • Air Dried Oak Beams - now available online

    We have recently added our air dried oak beams - available to buy online on our website. The beams are sized from 100mm right up to 300mm and supplied in lengths up to 5 metres. Whether you require a single oak beam for above your fireplace, several sawn oak beams for your garden, or a large quantity of hand planed oak beams for a restoration project - British Hardwoods can provide the beams you need.

    Sawn Air Dried Oak Beams in lengths up to 5 metres Sawn air dried oak beams in lengths up to 5 metres

    It's no problem if you require beams with dimensions other than our stock sizes - we are happy to cut them down for you. There is a facility online, during the order process, to input your specific size requirements.

    Jason cutting a sawn air dried oak beam to length Jason cutting a sawn air dried oak beam to length

    Our sawn oak beams have been air dried for five years, developing a natural aged appearance with characterful cracks and splits. The hand planing process reveals the natural light colour of the oak, however, the beams will still retain plenty of natural character.

    Jason hand planing an air dried oak beam Jason in the process of hand planing a sawn air dried oak beam
    Hand planed air dried oak beam A fully hand planed air dried oak beam

    We have lots of standard sized sawn beams to choose from, here at our factory in Yorkshire. You are more than welcome to come and select your own oak beams, if you so wish. Beams that need re-sizing or hand planing can be left with us for collection at a later date, or we are happy to arrange a delivery for you.

    Stock of our sawn air dried oak beams Stocks of some of our sawn air dried oak beams

    Our air dried oak beams can be delivered throughout mainland UK. Our website will calculate a delivery charge for you based on the weight of the beams you choose and your location. Follow the link to view our air dried oak beams.

  • Spruce up your wood flooring this Christmas

    The festive season is fast approaching, a great time for visiting and receiving guests and catching up with friends and relatives. Cleaning and protecting your hardwood floor against the rigours of extra footfall during the Christmas period has never been easier. Here are a few simple tips to help keep your wood floor looking beautiful throughout this busy time.

    british hardwoods engineered wood flooring

    Regularly sweep your wooden floor with a soft brush, small particles of grit and stones, which can be brought in on the soles of visitor's feet, can abrade and scratch the floor's surface. An Osmo Opti-Set Mop is a superb product for cleaning, dry mopping and polishing your wood flooring. The green fluffy dust mop, used dry, is great for picking up tiny particles of dust and grit.

    Osmo Opti-Set Three-headed Mop

    Wood floors finished with hardwax oil can be given a pre-Christmas clean with Osmo Wash and Care. A couple of capfulls of this mild detergent, diluted in warm water, will clean the the floor effectively whilst feeding and replenishing the oiled surface.

    Osmo Wash and Care 1L Osmo Wash and Care - the perfect floor cleaning solution

    If your oiled wood flooring is looking a little tired and could do with more of a lift, Osmo Liquid Wax Cleaner can be buffed into the cleaned floor. The thin microfibre polishing cloth supplied with the Opti-Set Mop is perfect for the task.

    Osmo Liquid Wax Cleaner Osmo Liquid Wax Cleaner

    For quick and easy cleaning between visitors a Spray Mop can't be beaten for convenience - just spray and clean as you go! The Osmo Spray Mop is perfect for wood floors finished with hardwax oil and the Bona Spray Mop is designed for floors with a lacquered finish. We also supply a range of wood floor cleaning kits which can make a super, practical Christmas gift. To see our full range of mops and care kits click here.

    Bona Spray Mop Kit Bona Spray Mop Kit

    Now is also a great time to check whether the felt pads underneath your furniture need replacing. Dining chairs can mark hardwood floors if the legs are left unprotected, adhesive felt pads offer a simple and inexpensive solution to this problem. Call us on 01535 637755 for information about any of our products - we are always happy to help.

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