British Hardwoods Blog

  1. Handmade Oak Rocking Chair

    Handmade Oak Rocking Chair
    One of our customers has very kindly shared a couple of photos of his recent woodworking project. This beautiful solid oak rocking chair is made entirely from British Hardwoods oak. The rockers were made from timber boards purchased from us. Unbelievably, the remainder of the wood used was supplied from our offcuts - what a clever and inspiring use of surplus resources. We all...
  2. Beautiful Craftsman Made Oak Bench Seats

    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. Tony, Mark, Jason and Jamie are looking forward to seeing you on our stand where you can rest awhile...
  3. It's a hot, hot day on Riparian Way!

    It's a hot, hot day on Riparian Way!
    The temperatures are soaring at British Hardwoods today and Dave and Jamie from the office have dressed to suit. This was the sight that greeted me this morning when I arrived at work. Swapping their usual black uniform for matching shades, shorts and hat combo they look as cool as cucumbers. You'll notice that Dave is completing his Englishman abroad...
  4. British Hardwoods Foray Into Football

    British Hardwoods Foray Into Football
    British Hardwoods are delighted to announce a sponsorship link up with local football team Silsden Rams under-9s. The youngsters will proudly wear their red and black strip with the British Hardwoods logo on the front. The link transpired through Sam Fearnley, the son of British Hardwoods head of production Jason.  With the team in need of a kit supplier, Sam...
  5. Paintballing Fun For British Hardwoods' Production Team

    Paintballing Fun For British Hardwoods' Production Team
    Many of the British Hardwoods team recently took part in a team-building paintballing trip at nearby Steeton Paintballing. The majority of the production team and Jamie from the office couldn’t pass up on the opportunity to inflict pain upon their fellow colleagues! In the rough terrain woodland area the boys were split into two teams and given game scenarios that...
  6. Tradition Oak Flooring at the Busfeild Arms

    Tradition Oak Flooring at the Busfeild Arms
    When a local 19th century public house required a new wood floor for their public areas, they needed a product which would reflect the character of the traditional old building. The Busfeild Arms at East Morton in Keighley was built as a school in the 19th Century and converted to a public house in 1880, originally called The Hare &...
  7. A Winning Partnership!

    A Winning Partnership!
    The weekend saw a tennis triumph for our Managing Director - Tony Fillingham along with our close friend and Web Developer - Mark Hewgill. They won the Men's Doubles Final at the Ilkley Lawn Tennis Club Championships in straight sets (6-3, 6-2). Mark and Tony - Top Tennis Champs! It was very nearly a double victory for Tony who was...
  8. External Curved Oak Door - Addingham

    External Curved Oak Door - Addingham
    Although bespoke oak doors are not something we regularly offer, we do sometimes make an exception. This curved European Oak door, is a bespoke project we undertook a little while back for a regular customer. The curve was achieved by glue laminating 20 pieces of oak together. The door featured a lead and coloured glass inlay. Once complete, the door...
  9. How to Measure your Floor Area

    How to Measure your Floor Area
    Customers buying wood flooring for their home often ask us how to work how much flooring they will need. Working out the area of a floor can seem like a daunting task, but is very straightforward if you follow a few simple guidelines. You will need only basic equipment: a pencil, paper, calculator and a metric tape measure. Wood floors...
  10. A Special Hardwood Gift

    A Special Hardwood Gift
    We always enjoy seeing photographs that our customers send us of things that they have made from the wood we supply them. A lovely customer of ours from East Yorkshire has kindly shared a picture of a wooden toy box he made for his Niece's first birthday. The toy box is made from planed prime European oak and American ash...

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