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British Hardwoods Blog

  1. Woodwork Course on Tool Sharpening and Maintenance

    We recently held our first weekend woodwork course, led by experienced tutor, Chris Tribe, on Tool Sharpening and Maintenance. Chris demonstrating tool sharpening skills The workshop can take up to four students, who have access to their own custom made oak and beech workbench, an array of hand tools such as planes, chisels, saws, squares, clamps and marking gauges. Workbench and hand tools...
  2. Huntingdon Elm

    Huntingdon Elm
    We have just taken delivery of some lovely Huntingdon Elm which has a good amount of pip and burr. Really looking forward to milling this. Huntingdon Elm It is very similar to Wych Elm but with a very distinctive creamy white sap wood. First cut Huntingdon Elm There are only a few surviving pockets of this rare species left in...
  3. British Hardwoods School of Woodwork

    British Hardwoods School of Woodwork
    We are pleased to announce an exciting new venture for British Hardwoods starting early in the New Year. As part of our ongoing expansion, we have allocated space for a fully equipped teaching area, and have teamed up with experienced tutor Chris Tribe, who will be running a series of weekend woodwork courses, here at our premises in Yorkshire. Two day...
  4. Unique Wooden Greetings Cards by Proper Goose

    Unique Wooden Greetings Cards by Proper Goose
    We are always extremely pleased to hear about what our customers make from the timber we supply to them. We were particularly interested to hear from a small creative company, based in the Surrey suburb of Hampton Court, who transform our thin wood boards into beautifully handcrafted cards and gifts. Here are a few words about the company and its products...
  5. Happy Yorkshire Day!

    Happy Yorkshire Day!
    We are very lucky at British Hardwoods to be located in Yorkshire, right on the edge of the Yorkshire Dales National Park. As the largest county in the UK, we now even have our own dedicated day to celebrate our beautiful county. We would like to wish all our customers, friends and associates a very Happy Yorkshire Day! For information about...
  6. Racking up some more changes

    Racking up some more changes
    The next phase of our expansion continues this week as we have installed some new racking in our extended factory. The project has been undertaken by Pro-Dek of South Yorkshire who have installed a 5m high cantilever racking system, making much better use of the open space. With the racking expertly installed, our production department lost no time at all...
  7. Tony and Jason's Wych Elm Challenge

    Tony and Jason's Wych Elm Challenge
    Tony and Jason had an extremely productive and labour intensive day on Monday. After sourcing a recently felled 200-year-old native Scot's elm tree, the job fell to them to slice the timber, ready for drying in our kiln. With a circumference of more than 4 metres, it required the use of one of the largest available chain saw mills, along with...
  8. A Busy Day on Riparian Way

    A Busy Day on Riparian Way
    We had an exciting and busy day at British Hardwoods on Monday. After a long 10 weeks wait, the native hardwoods in our kiln were, at last, ready for unloading. Our latest batch of native timbers includes some lovely English pippy oak, pippy burr yew, sycamore and lime The images below show the step-by-step process of unloading the kiln. Our...
  9. Spruce up your wood flooring this Christmas

    Spruce up your wood flooring this Christmas
    The festive season is fast approaching, a great time for visiting and receiving guests and catching up with friends and relatives. Cleaning and protecting your hardwood floor against the rigours of extra footfall during the Christmas period has never been easier. Here are a few simple tips to help keep your wood floor looking beautiful throughout this busy time. Regularly sweep...
  10. A great success at the Woodworking Show

    A great success at the Woodworking Show
    A number of the British Hardwoods team attended the annual North of England Woodworking show in Harrogate last weekend which proved a great success. Great fun was had by all in a very busy show hall. Hundreds braved the cold weather and packed car parks to browse the stalls ranging from power tools to beautifully crafted furniture and wood carvings. The...