A very busy day on Riparian Way

We had an exciting and busy day at British Hardwoods on Monday. After a long 10 weeks wait, the native hardwoods in our kiln were, at last, ready for unloading.

This batch of unloaded native timbers includes some lovely English pippy oak, pippy burr yew, sycamore and lime Our latest batch of native timbers includes some lovely English pippy oak, pippy burr yew, sycamore and lime

The images below show the step-by-step process of unloading the kiln.

Our native hardwood boards ready for unloading Our native hardwood boards in the kiln ready for unloading

With Tony ready on the forklift, Jason attaches the strapping to the load With Tony in position on the forklift, Jason secures the strapping

Our forklift takes the strain, and the load is smoothly pulled from the kiln on our bogey system Our forklift takes the strain, and the load is smoothly pulled from the kiln on our bogey system

Our newly removed load of kiln dried hardwoods Our newly removed load of lovely kiln dried native hardwoods

"If you stand close enough you can still hear the wood popping"

First to unload, some lovely thick sections of sycamore, ideal for woodturning First up, some lovely thick sections of sycamore, perfect for woodturning - next job unloading the large boards!

With this batch of native hardwoods swiftly unloaded, we have plenty of new boards cut and ready to take their place in our ongoing kiln drying cycle.

We'll have plenty of information about our increasing stock of native timbers updated on our website very soon. In the meantime, you would be most welcome to come and take a look at our hardwoods, and our kiln-drying process - we'd be glad to show you around.

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