Timber

  1. Boules Out! Log Blog #3

    Boules Out! Log Blog #3
    This load of 54mm thick English Oak was first air dried indoors for six months. The boules were placed eight metres high on our racks, where they had good air flow and low relative humidity, thanks to our wood-fired biomass heating. After seven weeks in our kiln at a low 35°C, the moisture content reached 10% - perfect for indoor...
  2. Log Blog #1 - February 2021

    Log Blog #1 - February 2021
    The 1st of February was a lovely crisp day up here in Yorkshire, perfect for unloading/reloading our 40ft kiln. This load was 300 cubic feet of really gorgeous Pippy Oak cut at 30mm thick, which had been in for eight weeks, after first air drying. Most of the boards came out straight and flat with almost zero degrade. We always...
  3. Rough Sawn Timber Boards - Now Available Online!

    Rough Sawn Timber Boards - Now Available Online!
    We are still up and running - taking orders online and over the phone. To ensure the safety of our staff and customers, our premises are NOT open to the public at this time. We're working hard to adapt to current restrictions, and to provide our full product range. For our sawn kiln-dried timber customers, we have just launched a...
  4. 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...
  5. 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...
  6. NEW! Two Day Course - Working with Wood

    NEW! Two Day Course - Working with Wood
    Have you ever wanted to learn how to work with wood? Using hand tools and traditional joinery techniques you'll learn how to make a solid oak Cow Stool in our fully equipped workshop - all materials supplied. This two-day course is suitable for beginners and will be run by Freya Whamond, a talented local furniture designer and maker. Places on...
  7. Cumbrian Oak Tree Lands in Yorkshire

    Tony and Jason crossed the border into Lancashire last week to attend to a large fallen oak tree on the lovely Barbon Estate. The estate is situated on the three-county boundary on the side of the Lune Valley near Kirkby Lonsdale. The 1.2m diameter tree was over 250 years old and had recently blown down in strong winds. The sheer...
  8. Into the Woods - A Short Tour

    Our native timber shop "Into the Woods" is proving really popular among local woodworking enthusiasts, craft makers and cabinet makers. Those who are close enough to visit us will find a warm welcome and plenty of lovely native hardwoods to browse through. The following video gives a good idea of the selected boards that we have in stock at the...
  9. Slicing Native Rippled Ash with the Mebor Band Saw

    The Mebor Band Saw has been put to excellent use this week, slicing the most beautiful Native Rippled Ash boards from logs sustainably sourced from The Malverns. Once sliced the boards revealed a stunning dark Olive heartwood with distinctive outer ripples. Rippled English Olive Ash Boards Distinctive Ripples on English Ash With the timber in its raw state, the photos...
  10. One Big Oak Log from Kendal

    You could not choose a better day for a trip out to Kendal, situated within the beautiful area of the Lake District. Yesterday, Tony and Jason paid a visit to a local who had an oak log that needed to be shifted. They turned up in the morning, armed with the an axe, chainsaw and the British Hardwoods truck ready...

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