British Hardwoods Blog

  • Timber Shop Open Day - Sat 2 Feb

    If you missed us at the North of England Woodworking Show, then come and see us at our Timber Shop Open Day on Saturday, 2nd February 2019 at 10am to 4pm.

    We will have more wood than you can shake a stick at with the sale of our Native, European, American and Canadian hardwood timber stocks. We will have plenty of rough sawn, planed and calibrated boards, blanks, slices, thin wood, off cuts, along with specially selected boards that you will not want to pass up.

    There will be craft makers showcasing and selling their wares, woodworking and tool demonstrations, taster sessions of our woodworking course led by Chris Tribe and your chance to meet and see in action The Blind Woodturner.

    We look forward to seeing you all at our event!

    British Hardwoods Timber Shop Open Day - 2nd February 2019 British Hardwoods Timber Shop Open Day - 2nd February 2019
  • Merry Christmas & Happy New Year From All At British Hardwoods

    As another year draws to a close, we would like to thank you, our valued customers, for your continued support over the last 12 months. We have some exciting events lined up in the new year and you'll see further development of our successful timber shop. So, don't forget to save that very important date of Saturday, 2nd February 2019, with further news to follow in the new year - we guarantee you won't be disappointed!

    The British Hardwoods team will take a well-earned break from 12.00pm on Saturday, 22nd December 2018 and re-open at 8.00am on Wednesday, 2nd January 2019.

    Orders can still be placed on our online shop over the Christmas period, and will be processed on our return. Please feel free to send any enquiries by email, which we will attend to on our return.

    We wish you all a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year and look forward to working with you in 2019.

     

  • Creativity at Christmas

    Amongst the pre-Christmas rush at British Hardwoods, Tony has been hard at work with his own specialist project. Tony has spent the last couple of days creating a very organic looking king-sized oak bed frame.

    King Size Oak Bed Frame King Size Oak Bed Frame

    The corner posts have been created from air dried oak beams and fixed together with draw peg mortise and tenon joints. The headboard has been produced from Waney Edge English Oak with the remaining pieces of the bed made from hand-planed from kiln-dried French Oak.

    Draw peg mortise and tenon Draw peg mortise and tenon

    It looks to be a very sturdy frame, I'm sure Tony will test it over Christmas to see how well it holds.

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