British Hardwoods Blog

  • Join us this weekend at the Harrogate Woodworking Show

    Only one day to go until the North of England Woodworking & Power Tool Show. Now in its 27th year, the show is the largest consumer woodworking and power tool show in the country. The show starts tomorrow and runs throughout the weekend (15th - 17th November) at the Great Yorkshire Showground in Harrogate.

    Join us this weekend at the North of England Woodworking & Power Tool Show Join us on our stand this weekend at the North of England Woodworking & Power Tool Show

    Come and see us on our usualĀ Stand No. 147 in Hall 1 which will be well stocked with high quality hardwoods at special show prices. We'll be bringing an abundance of sawn, planed and calibrated timbers, along with our very popular hobby packs and woodturning blanks.

    Beautiful burr elm boards from our Native Timber Shop Beautiful native burr elm boards from our Native Timber Shop - available this weekend at show prices

    We will also have plenty of our stunning selected native boards in burr elm, oak, yew, sycamore, walnut, ash, lime and much more. If you are planning a bespoke furniture/woodworking project, do come along early to ensure you don't miss out on that perfect unique board.

    Tony, Jason, Jake, Jamie and Jim will be on hand at the show throughout the weekend, so call to see them for a chat and browse our lovely hardwood selection.

    Show Opening Times: Friday 15th November - 10.00am - 5.00pm; Saturday 16th November - 10.00am - 5.00pm; Sunday 17th November - 10.00am - 4.00pm

    Venue: Hall 1 Yorkshire Event Centre, Great Yorkshire Showground, Harrogate HG2 8NZ

    For more information and a full exhibitor listing please follow the link >>

    PLEASE NOTE: Most of the timber from our native timber shop "Into the Woods" will have relocated to the Harrogate show for this weekend. If you were planning to call in to our timber shop in Cross Hills, we would highly recommend a detour to the Harrogate Showground, or perhaps choose an alternative weekend for your visit.

  • Timber Shop Sale and Open Day - a Great Success

    What a superb day we had last Saturday - welcoming customers old and new to our Timber Shop Open Day and Sale. It was lovely to see so many familiar faces meeting up and enjoying the opportunity to chat among fellow wood enthusiasts. Our timber sale was well received as usual - with just a couple of special offer packs left over at the end of the day.

    We were supported by some wonderful exhibitors, who kindly displayed their talents and artistry for us. A huge thank you to all those who took part - we hope you enjoyed it as much as we did. We have provided a full list below with links to their websites/Facebook pages which are certainly worth a look.

    We were kept well supplied with refreshments by several family members who worked hard all day - thank you to Tracy, Sam and Millie. Sam Conroy is raising funds for his Tanzania Trip next year and, along with sister Niamh and friend Tom, provided us with 85 delicious hot dogs. If you shop online and would like to help raise funds for Sam's worthwhile trip, it's completely free and simple to do - just follow a link through Easy Fundraising to a website of your choice and make your purchase in the usual way - the company will donate a percentage of the sale to Sam's charity at no extra cost to you.

    All quiet in the factory - waiting for the sale to start All quiet in the factory - waiting for the sale to start

    Special Offer Timber Packs - all ready to go Special offer timber packs - all lined up and ready to go

    The sale starts with a few early arrivals The sale starts with a few early arrivals

    Nick hard at work in the holding area - struggling on despite a leg injury - well done Nick! Nick hard at work in the holding area - struggling on despite a leg injury - well done Nick!

    Turner's Retreat - some lovely exotic turning blanks and quality Robert Sorby tools Turner's Retreat - some lovely exotic turning blanks, woodworking supplies and quality Robert Sorby tools

    We all enjoyed the wonderful woodturning demonstrations from The West Riding Woodturning group We all enjoyed the wonderful woodturning demonstrations from The West Riding Woodturning group

    Classic Hand Tools displaying their wares - quality woodworking tools Classic Hand Tools demonstrating the use of their high quality hand tools

    Shaun's Woodwork - beautiful personalised gifts Beautiful personalised gifts from Shaun's Woodwork

    Absolutely stunning designs in native timber and glass by Magda Gay - Magdooshka Creates Absolutely stunning designs in native timbers and glass by Magda Gay - Magdooshka Creates

    Beautiful gift ideas from Magda - Magdooshka Creates Beautiful gift ideas and gorgeous stained glass from Magda - Magdooshka Creates

    Carleton Crafters Woodturners Group - provided some fantastic woodturning demonstrations Carleton Crafters Woodturners Group - provided some fantastic woodturning demonstrations and gorgeous gifts

    Lovely candleholders and gifts from Turnerford Oak Lovely candleholders and gifts from Turnerford Oak

    We were thrilled to see Bertha (and Wayne and Jill) from the Little Oak Latch Company

    Interesting wooden relief maps and personalised gifts from Make a Connection Interesting wooden relief maps and personalised gifts from Jamie at Make a Connection

    The British Hardwoods Office Team busy attending to the timber sale customers The British Hardwoods Office Team busy attending to the timber sale customers (two Jos and one Jamie)

    A huge thank you to all our exhibitors:

    Last but not least, thank you to all our lovely customers who braved the inclement weather to join us on the day. We enjoyed it so much we are now planning the next one for early February 2020 - watch this space!

    If you missed the Open Day don't worry, our Timber Shop is open during our usual business hours and is well stocked with lots of beautiful native hardwoods. Call in for a browse and a chat - we'd love to see you.

    To be the first to hear about forthcoming Open Days, special offers and sales, please sign up to our Newsletter or follow our social media channels.

  • Important Open Day Information

    Only two days to go! We are looking forward to welcoming as many of you as possible to our Timber Shop Open Day and Timber Sale this coming Saturday.

    If you are a first-time visitor to our Timber Shop, a link to Google Maps can be found on the Contact Page of our website showing where we are situated. At the first roundabout within the business park, we will have two helpful parking assistants (in hi-vis jackets) who will direct you where to park. Our next door neighbour Beny Sports have very kindly offered to let us use their car park as an overflow if our own car park fills up.

    The timber sale will follow the usual format and will include sawn and calibrated hardwoods and plenty of lovely native timbers. Please note: the sale does not include any manufactured items (e.g. flooring, skirting boards, casings, worktops etc.)

    Our Timber Shop open days are special events which are only held once or twice a year at most. If you were hoping to visit our Flooring Showroom, or planning to collect an order, we would advise choosing an alternative day if possible, as our staff will be fully occupied with the timber sale on the day.

    We look forward to seeing you all on Saturday!

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