British Hardwoods Blog

  1. Join us at the North of England Woodworking Show

    It's that time of year again when there's a bit of a buzz at British Hardwoods and we return to our woodworking roots at the North of England Woodworking Show at the Great Yorkshire Showground, Harrogate. The show is NOW ON !! Please come and visit us: Stand 147, Hall 1, The Great British Showground, Harrogate Opening times: 16 Nov 2018 10am...
  2. The Force of Pedal Power

    British Hardwoods is fortunate enough to be located near one of the country's most idyllic and popular areas for cycling. It's no wonder that since the visit from the Tour de France teams in 2014, it became an official event in the UCI Europe Tour, known as the Tour de Yorkshire. At British Hardwoods, we are proud to have a...
  3. The Tithe Barn at Bolton Abbey

    On the Duke of Devonshire's Bolton Abbey estate sits the Tithe Barn, a 500 year old Grade II listed building waiting to be restored into something quite magical. Permission for change of use and refurbishment was granted by the Yorkshire Dales National Park Authority. The barn is now used as a high quality wedding venue, with a capacity to take...
  4. The Bronte Sportive Cycling Challenge

    The Bronte Sportive Cycling challenge may not be one of the longest sportives, however, mile for mile, it is recognised as one of the toughest in the UK. With such a demanding challenge, we were proud to have supported one of our members of staff, Nigel, on his quest to attack one of the four routes of the sportive, known...
  5. 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...
  6. Handcrafted Wych Elm Tabletop

    If you follow us on our social media channels you will recall a post we made about our MD, Tony Fillingham, showcasing a bespoke tabletop project. The project has recently completed and we couldn't contain our excitement in sharing the photos of the finished product before the customer came to collect it. To give our new readers some background into...
  7. 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...
  8. Delivery Prices Reduced for Planed Timber and Mouldings

    Yes, it's all in the title. We have recently re-negotiated better rates with our freight providers for the delivery of our Planed All Round timbers, Skirting Boards, Architraves and Mouldings, to all our customers across the UK. If you were undecided with your timber purchase due to the delivery price, why not come back and look at that product now and...
  9. 'In The Woods' Timber Shop

    Many of you will be aware of the development and growth of our Timber Shop, which we have aptly called, 'In The Woods'. In The Woods Timber Shop We have accumulated an extensive stock of native hardwood timbers that have been sliced and kiln dried on-site to offer a range of attractive woodworking and feature boards differing in shapes and...
  10. Burr Horse Chestnut log ready for drying

    We have recently acquired this stunning Burr Horse Chestnut (Conker) log, which we have been working hard to prepare for kiln drying. As we cut deeper into the log, you're presented with spalting, ripples and wonderful clusters of burr against areas that are creamy white and streaks of light and dark brown heartwood. You will also see from the photos, that...

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