British Hardwoods Blog

  1. 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...
  2. 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...
  3. 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...
  4. 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...
  5. 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...
  6. Timber Shop Open Day 2019

    We can happily say our Open Day was a resounding success! The day was well attended, with car parks completely full, spilling into street parking, but it didn't deter people from getting in. If you are familiar with our annual timber sale in the past, the format was similar, however, now that we occupy two factories, we were able to...
  7. Timber Shop Open Day - Sat 2 Feb

    If you missed us at the North of England Woodworking Show, then come and see us at our Timber Shop Open Day on Saturday, 2nd February 2019 at 10am to 4pm. We will have more wood than you can shake a stick at with the sale of our Native, European, American and Canadian hardwood timber stocks. We will have plenty...
  8. Merry Christmas & Happy New Year From All At British Hardwoods

    As another year draws to a close, we would like to thank you, our valued customers, for your continued support over the last 12 months. We have some exciting events lined up in the new year and you'll see further development of our successful timber shop. So, don't forget to save that very important date of Saturday, 2nd February 2019, with further...
  9. Creativity at Christmas

    Amongst the pre-Christmas rush at British Hardwoods, Tony has been hard at work with his own specialist project. Tony has spent the last couple of days creating a very organic looking king-sized oak bed frame. King Size Oak Bed Frame The corner posts have been created from air dried oak beams and fixed together with draw peg mortise and tenon...
  10. British Hardwoods Christmas Jumper Day

    The British Hardwoods crew got right into the festive spirit of Christmas Jumper Day for 'Save The Children' charity. If you look closely, you spot the elf in his fetching green and red tights. British Hardwoods Christmas Jumper Day 2018

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