British Hardwoods Blog

  1. Stunning Loft Conversion using British Hardwoods Timber

    Stunning Loft Conversion using British Hardwoods Timber
    A loyal customer of ours has recently used our planed all round oak timber to stunning effect in his unique loft design project. The project has now been shortlisted for a prestigious design award, and our oakĀ battens feature in every one of the photos he submitted! Woodside Loft is a residential loft conversion to what was originally a 1930s three-bedroom...
  2. Yorkshire Three Peaks Fundraising Challenge

    Yorkshire Three Peaks Fundraising Challenge
    A huge well done to members of the British Hardwoods Production Team who successfully conquered the Yorkshire Three Peaks Challenge at the weekend. The gruelling walk includes the local peaks of Pen-y-Ghent, Whernside and Ingleborough (plus all the bits in between). They completed the walk in just 11 hours - raising funds for the mental health charity "Mind". The intrepid...
  3. 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...
  4. 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...
  5. 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...
  6. Timber Shop Sale and Open Day 2020

    Timber Shop Sale and Open Day 2020
    We all enjoyed a superb day at our Timber Shop Sale last Saturday. We welcomed a record number of visitors and it was lovely to see so many first-time callers along with lots of familiar faces. A record number of visitors at British Hardwoods Open Day 2020 Plenty of special offer timber packs all ready for the sale "The Blind...
  7. Timber Shop Sale and Open Day 2019 #2

    Timber Shop Sale and Open Day 2019 #2
    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...
  8. Cumbrian Oak Tree Lands in Yorkshire

    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...
  9. Slicing Native Rippled Ash with the Mebor Band Saw

    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. With the timber in its raw state, the photos don't really do justice to these stunning boards at the...
  10. The Mebor Has Landed

    The Mebor Has Landed
    If you have been visiting our premises over the past month or so, you'll notice how well stocked our yard is with native timber logs of Oak, Sycamore, Elm, Lime and Ash; this is because today has seen the arrival of our beast of a sawmill, the Mebor HTZ 1100 Pro. One of the components - Mebor Band Saw HTZ...

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