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
Special offer timber packs - all lined up and ready to go
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!
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
Classic Hand Tools demonstrating the use of their high quality hand tools
Beautiful personalised gifts from Shaun's Woodwork
Absolutely stunning designs in native timbers and glass by Magda Gay - Magdooshka Creates
Beautiful gift ideas and gorgeous stained glass from Magda - Magdooshka Creates
Carleton Crafters Woodturners Group - provided some fantastic woodturning demonstrations and gorgeous gifts
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 Jamie at Make a Connection
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.
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