The WoodStock report
Until now we only had yearly sales figures, Forestry Commission data & our gut instincts to go on. Now we have hard evidence about where our British hardwoods stand (nice forestry pun there) in the whole scheme of UK yearly hardwood consumption & the numbers smart a bit, we can tell you.
Overall though, we feel excited. Why?
Homegrown timber has never had so much interest, support & commitment from industry, media, government. Even the high street (go Heals !). Grown in Britain have contributed to this change in culture & last weeks #GiBweek2016 showcased some of what has been possible. Their WoodStock seminar at #APF2016 was the launch of this report & opened up discussion for what we do to address the opportunities revealed.
Do you have your own plans for increasing the use of British hardwoods? We’d love to hear them…
Caught on film...
Following the success of the Woodlands.TV video which has already had 12,000 views (!!!) we thought we’d try ta film of our own to help tell our story so when you click the link you’ll get transported straight to our YouTube Channel where we’re collecting videos that we like as well as videos we make. There’s a lot of great woodworking going on out there & it turns out woodworkers are great at talking about their subject.
Beware, it get’s addictive! And if you see anything you think we might like like us know won’t you?
Having a YouTube moment?
Don’t stop now! Have a look at EnglishWoodlandsTV . Coffee break sized videos of wood & trees!
It happens… big trees make big timber! But we know it’s not easy to find.
The means of production have historically determined the available dimensions of timber, standardising and regularising to suit mass merchanting & production.
But that’s not us.
And we don’t think it’s you either.
So we’re working on timber stock that isn’t produced to suit ‘standardised or regularised’ so that architects, designers, makers & woodworkers of all kinds can make that special something unique, bespoke, to fit.
P.S. Don’t forget we’re cutting everyday so if you need some Big Timber that’s not on the list we can always produce it or source it for you