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  1. Arron's Great Manchester Run

    Arron's Great Manchester Run
    This weekend, we'll be cheering on our friend and work colleague Arron, who'll be running the Manchester Half Marathon on Sunday. Arron has chosen to run for Mind Leeds, a charity close to his heart. My main reason for taking this on is to raise money for a brilliant charity who helped me when I needed them. I want to...
  2. Haworth Christmas Craft Fair

    Haworth Christmas Craft Fair
    If you've called in to one of our Timber Sale and Open Day events, you are likely to have seen Barry Bell and his wonderful Steampunk Lamps. Barry is a skilled woodturner who started by making garden furniture, before moving on to bespoke birdhouses and rocking horses. Barry now uses his skills to upcycle pre-loved items by turning them into...
  3. British Hardwoods School of Woodworking

    British Hardwoods School of Woodworking
    If you would like to learn how to work with wood in a relaxed and informal setting, come and join us on our upcoming courses. The courses are held in our fully equipped teaching workshop, here in Yorkshire and are run by Freya Whamond, a talented local furniture designer and maker. All materials and tools are supplied and you will...
  4. Anthony Griffiths - Wood Carver

    Anthony Griffiths - Wood Carver
    We have received some wonderful photos from our friend Anthony Griffiths showing his recent wood carving creations. Each piece is curious and unique and we are completely in awe of his intricate craftsmanship. Anthony has created 'Climbing' from offcuts of oak and lime. The detail on the rocks is wonderful - it's hard to believe this lovely piece of art...
  5. Showcasing Anthony Griffiths - Wood Carver

    Showcasing Anthony Griffiths - Wood Carver
    This time last year, we were busy preparing for our Annual Timber Shop Open Day in the February. What a brilliant day it turned out to be, and how lucky we were that we managed to squeeze it in, just before everything changed. The success of our Open Days is always, in large part, down to the talented exhibitors and...
  6. A Lovely Christmas Surprise!

    A Lovely Christmas Surprise!
    We would like to thank a lovely customer of ours for our beautiful and unexpected Christmas gifts. Yesterday, each of the office team received a personalised, handcrafted present, made from our own oak timber. We love them! At the end of an eventful year, we feel very lucky to have such thoughtful and talented customers. We would like to wish...
  7. Stunning Loft Conversion using British Hardwoods Timber

    Stunning Loft Conversion using British Hardwoods Timber
    A loyal customer of ours has recently used our planed all round oak timber to stunning effect in his unique loft design project. The project has now been shortlisted for a prestigious design award, and our oakĀ battens feature in every one of the photos he submitted! Woodside Loft is a residential loft conversion to what was originally a 1930s three-bedroom...
  8. Yorkshire Three Peaks Fundraising Challenge

    Yorkshire Three Peaks Fundraising Challenge
    A huge well done to members of the British Hardwoods Production Team who successfully conquered the Yorkshire Three Peaks Challenge at the weekend. The gruelling walk includes the local peaks of Pen-y-Ghent, Whernside and Ingleborough (plus all the bits in between). They completed the walk in just 11 hours - raising funds for the mental health charity "Mind". The intrepid...
  9. Resin River Tables - Two Customer Projects

    Resin River Tables - Two Customer Projects
    We love to receive photographs from our customers of the wonderful things they have made from timber we supply them. Below are two unique examples of resin river tables from two very talented customers. Burr Elm Table with Neon Blue Resin Inlay - Created by Karl Jones We love the way Karl has created the appearance of a rocky headland...
  10. Timber Air Drying Shed (Phase 1 - Framework)

    Timber Air Drying Shed (Phase 1 - Framework)
    We've found that our kiln-drying process works best when the boards have been air dried for a period of time beforehand. As you can imagine, the air drying of timber boards takes up a lot of space. In an effort to maximise our air-drying capacity we have started to build our own Timber Air Drying Shed. Phase 1 took just...

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