Cocking Sawmill history. The air dried yard with beech stacks


Sawing English hardwoods at Cocking Sawmills since 1942.

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South Downs Way and traditional hand riven Chestnut laths


Traditional skills make traditional products.

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Green Oak frame roof structure by Guy Ballard Carpentry


Quality timber is our bread and butter.

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Peter measuring ansd selecting for a bespoke floor


Our wood is your wood. We just fell it, cut it, measure it, grade it, stick it, dry it, love  it, select it and then machine it (if you want us to).

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a sawmill at work.the movie by woodlands tv

A Sawmill at Work: The Movie

If you’re wondering what on earth we’re doing up here on the South Downs then sit back, watch this movie & wonder no more!

The nice people at Woodlands.TV paid us a visit this summer and brought some strange movie making thing-um-y-jigs with them.

They followed Tom & the team round the yard talking about trees & wood & boules & boards & this was the result

We think they did a great job, what do you think?

And here’s another film about a project we’re proud to be involved in with B&Q & the Sylva foundation, the Good Woods project. Connecting woodland owners with forest managers to encourage woodland management.

Having a YouTube moment? Don’t stop now! Have a look at EnglishWoodlands TV. Coffee break sized videos of wood & trees!

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plane a waney edge board for an instant dining table

Christmas dinner anyone?

Is there a bigger dining occasion that Christmas?! Don’t answer that…

Big dining occasions generally require big dining tables &, boy, do we got have the answer to your dream dining table.

Want one? Ok, here’s what you do. You have a look around your dining room & make a note of the right size table for your room. Then you get yourself a nice mulled wine (or cider, either will suffice), you put It’s a Wonderful Life on in the background & you sit down in front of our stocklist & you browse around… a little bit of Ash here, a little bit of Chestnut there… until you find a board that sounds just right.

You pick it (use the picking list + thingamajig) then email it (use the email @ thingamajig) & one of our festive sales team will get in touch to find out how they can help (cut to the chase & pick up the phone anytime… 01730 816941)

They pull it, plane it on our super wide planer (800mm max) & then you come over & take it home, plonk it on a couple of trestles (it’s gonna be heavy so they’d better be strong!) & oil it up nicely before everyone turns up on Christmas day, then just can pile it high with turkey, stuffing, mince pies & Christmas pud (with clotted cream of course!).

Just a big plank of wood with a little planing & a little oil.

The best dining table ever!

Pick a board, any board!
briquettes made from waste sawdust at cocking sawmills

Baby, it's cold out there!

It’s been a bizarrely warm Autumn, but now it’s officially Winter!

All of a sudden it feels a bit chilly out there.

Well don’t panic, we’ve been keeping on top of log splitting with the help of a few strong young wood folk & we are ready to deliver, or indeed, to receive firewood collecting guests!

After tomorrow we’ll even have our own little wood burner going here at the front desk to warm those chilly fingers once you’ve finished loading – we know, it’s about time isn’t it!

If you don’t have the time to come & huddle round the fire with us just give us a call 01730 816941 or email us & we shall deliver you as much firewood as your heart (& wallet) desire

P.S.  There may even be some super cheap softwood bulk bags going spare – ask the sales teampine logs smell SO good!

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