Timber

  • 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 Olive Ash Boards Rippled English Olive Ash Boards

    Rippled Olive Ash Heartwood Distinctive Ripples on English Ash

    With the timber in its raw state, the photos don't really do justice to these stunning boards at the moment. However, once the timber has been dried in our Vacuum kiln and then sanded to a smooth finish, the ripples will produce a stunning three dimensional figure.

    The Mebor Band Saw made short work of slicing through this large Native Ash Log, with the new blade moving like a knife through butter.

    Tony setting up the Mebor Band Saw Tony initialising the set-up of the Mebor Band Saw

    Tony setting up the Mebor Band Saw The Mebor moving in to position to commence the cut as Tony closely observes

    Mebor Slicing Rippled Ash Board The new blade moves cleanly and quietly through the log

    Slicing Native Rippled Ash The Mebor reaches the end of the log, then reverses to push the newly sliced board clear

    Mebor Slicing Rippled English Ash The newly sliced Rippled Ash Board is deposited cleanly onto the conveyor belt

    Once these lovely boards are kiln dried and sanded they will be ready for sale in our native timber shop "Into the Woods". Due to their unique figuring these boards will be extremely popular for cabinet makers and all timber enthusiasts, so be sure to follow our social media channels for updates, so as not to miss out.

  • 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 for job.

    The log measures at 4 metres long by 1.2 metres wide (at its' widest part). It took a bit of work to try and plank the log meticulously to 4" thick, with the chainsaw having its' own mind during the task at one point sawing from 4" to about 6" thick - but we will be re-milling one of the planks to ensure it's down to 4" thick.

    They finished with 5 solid planks, that will be air dried for at least a year within the British Hardwoods factory and then finished off in the kiln. The planks look impressive, very stately-like, solid and clean.

    Tony ready to axe an oak log Tony armed and ready with his axe, hat and sunglasses

    Jason ready to chainsaw the oak log Jason with no axe, hat or sunglasses

    Tractor assisting with the lift of the oak planks into the truck Tractor assisting with the lift of the oak planks into the truck

    Jason re-fueling the chainsaw Jason re-fueling the chainsaw

    Oak log planks at 4" thick Oak log planks now at British Hardwoods

    If you are interested in the planks, contact our friendly and helpful Sales Team who will be happy to help with your query.

  • New Batch of Timber Ready from the Kiln

    We are all so very excited with the recent opening of our 44ft kiln that has carefully dried out our locally sourced hardwood timbers since 3rd March. The load consists of Oak, Lime, Yew, Elm and one that we're all keen to see, Burr Horse Chestnut (also known as the 'Conker'). There are boards, round slices, beams and planks to choose from, all with a moisture content between 8-10%.

    Native hardwood timber being extracted from the kiln Native hardwood timber being extracted from the kiln

    Kiln-dried round slices, beams, boards and planks of Oak, Elm, Lime, Yew and Horse Chestnut timber Kiln-dried round slices, beams, boards and planks of Oak, Elm, Lime, Yew and Horse Chestnut timber

    Tony monitoring the extraction of timber from the kiln on our custom-made bogey system Tony monitoring the extraction of timber from the kiln on our custom-made bogey system

    Our timber shop is now re-stocked with the native timbers and is open to the public. So why not pay us a visit and take your time to look through the new selection or even check out our showroom, where we display our range of manufactured products, from flooring to mouldings and much more.

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