Trade Fairs and Shows

  • North of England Woodworking Show 2016

    As that time of year fast approaches, yet again, we look forward to seeing as many of you as we can at the annual North of England Woodworking and Power Tool Show. This year's show is to be held on the 18th, 19th and 20th November 2016 in Hall 1 at the Great Yorkshire Showground, Harrogate.


    Now in its 24th year, this is the largest consumer woodworking and power tool show in the country, offering something for everyone, both amateur and trade woodworkers alike. The show is an excellent day out with over 30 demonstrators taking part, plus a woodworking clinic, great prizes to be won in the free raffle and more than 70 companies exhibiting.

    Tony, Mark, Jason and Jamie will be manning our stand at the exhibition, providing a huge selection of superb hardwoods. This year we are excited to be able to offer our own kiln-dried native British hardwoods, including English Pippy Oak, Pippy Burr Yew and Lime. We will also have plenty of our usual kiln-dried, prime grade calibrated, square edge and brown oak boards. We look forward to seeing you there!

    For full show details of exhibitors and demonstrators and to buy tickets click here >>

  • Beautiful Craftsman Made Oak Bench Seats

    We're really looking forward to the North of England Woodworking and Power Tool show this weekend. Our Managing Director Tony Fillingham has been hard at work producing some beautiful curved oak bench seats to offer our customers a little respite from walking around the show.

    OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA Stunning figuring on the air dried oak bench seats

    Tony hard at work making the beautiful oak bench seats Tony hard at work

    OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA Wavy oak seat section cut from our air dried oak beams

    OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA Perfect for two - Jason and David enjoying a two minute break in a busy day

    Tony, Mark, Jason and Jamie are looking forward to seeing you on our stand where you can rest awhile whilst browsing our superb selection of hardwoods. Tony would be more than happy to explain the processes involved in making the oak bench seats.

    Beautiful Yew Boards ready for the show Beautiful selected yew boards ready for the show

    We are offering an even greater choice of timber this year than in previous years. As always our selected boards are unique pieces, be sure to call and see us early on to have the best selection.


  • Ligna Woodworking Show 2013

    In early May, two of our team travelled to Germany to attend the most important worldwide trade show for the timber and woodworking industry - Ligna 2013.

    Now in its 20th year, Ligna provides a showcase for the latest timber innovations and acts as a global meeting place for those working in the wood industry.

    In addition to trade stands displaying the best in wood-machining technology, there are always plenty of showpieces to admire. British Hardwoods MD Tony Fillingham and a rather lovely timber sports car.

    Flooring machinist, Jason Fearnley, trialling an innovative motorbike/log saw combo.

    Tony and Jason were accompanied on the trip by Simon Bridge (above) from Weinig. Weinig is the leading manufacturer of wood-working machinery for the solid wood processing industry.

    Of particular interest to us, Weinig's latest innovation, the Cube, is a planing machine which will machine up to 260mm wide and automatically sets to the size of the timber workpiece.

    Although not quite in our line of business, other interesting machinery on display at Ligna was the iCarver, a revolutionary carving system for image carving and router carving.

    An innovative stair railing routing system by CF Scheer & Cie, Stuttgart.

    Stacked tooling for window manufacture.

    Tony and Jason also spent some time on the Mafell stand. Built by professionals for professionals, Mafell tools offer high-torque, high-speed motors, sturdy design, supreme precision and outstanding durability. To view our range of Mafell tools and accessories click here >>

    More interesting items on display at Ligna . . .

    Tony and Jason found the trip extremely rewarding, highlighting the importance of keeping abreast of the latest changes in wood-machining technology, and ensuring that British Hardwoods remains at the forefront of UK hardwood timber manufacturing.

    To view our hardwood timber page click here >>


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