British Hardwoods Blog

  • Firewood Bulk Bags - Now Half Price

    A great chance to stock up on firewood for the Autumn - ideal for log burners or open fires. Our bulk bags of hardwood offcuts for firewood are now HALF PRICE. During the cold winter months we sell these bulk bags for £50 each, but due to a surplus, we have reduced them to £25 - whilst stocks last.

    Firewood - bulk bags of hardwood offcuts Firewood - bulk bags of hardwood offcuts

    The large builder's bags contain offcuts of mixed kiln dried hardwoods, with the majority of pieces being oak, which will burn slowly and release excellent heat. The bags are available to purchase online, over the phone, or in person. If you live locally to us we can even arrange delivery for you.

    To view all our firewood offcuts please follow the link: Firewood and Offcuts

  • 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.

  • 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.

    Mebor Band Saw HTZ 1100 PRO One of the components - Mebor Band Saw HTZ 1100 PRO

    Mebor sawmill bed Mebor sawmill bed in our yard

    Mebor sawmill bed Mebor sawmill bed in our yard

    The Mebor is one serious piece of kit that will mill logs up to 1000mm in diameter and 8.5m in length, features hydraulically movable saw blade guide with a fast and precise blade positioning of +/- 0.05 mm, fully automatic pre-cutter, board edger/cross cut saw, angled saw head, automatic board removal, log loading device, saw dust extraction system and then some.

    The sawmill bed almost positioned in its' new home The sawmill bed positioned in its' new home

    Mebor band saw fitted onto the bed and with more components to follow Mebor band saw fitted onto the bed and with more components to follow

    We have been working hard to position this sawmill in place, which will occupy 18 metres  of our factory, with the installation to be completed by engineers of Mebor next week.

    Jason and Tony keen to get this Mebor going Jason and Tony keen to get this Mebor going

    We can't contain our excitement in having this sawmill up and running, so watch this space for some serious action videos to follow.

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