Sawing English hardwoods at Cocking Sawmills since 1942.Learn More
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Quality timber is our bread and butter.Learn more
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).Learn more
Love Your Ash
Despite, & inspite of, the discovery of chalara fraxinea in UK woodlands we’re determined to champion our beloved English Ash.
Here at Cocking sawmills we’ve been converting Ash T&T for a really long time. We remember the 80′s black Ash fashion (yup, there’s no denying it & it’s still happening!). We recall the tumblewood years when Ash was literally left on the shelf. But time’s they-are-a-changing & Ash stocks are moving rapidly through the yard & out into the world and the cupboard would be in danger of being bare if Ash trees weren’t so prolific.
Quite right too. It’s just too useful & too beautiful.
We’ve got a good feeling about English Ash this year, we hope you will too. See Ash stock.
Open for Entries...
In 2013 there were 328 entries… just 328! This year we want to see you to make it 329.
You could be a furniture designer, a maker, a builder, an architect, an engineer, a conservationist… if you work with wood there’s a high chance your work could qualify for entry into the 2014 Wood Awards – see categories. Not too sure? Take a look at the Wood Awards entry page.
You know we’re biased, but we think what you do with wood is worth celebrating. We want you to enter. We know there’s a chance you’ll be shortlisted (as many treasured customers before you have been!.
You may even win ( 1 in 328 odd’s aren’t bad!) Here are the 2013 winners to whet your appetite.
So what do you say? Going to give it a go?
Get the beams in!
We’re building stock of green, semi-seasoned & seasoned PEFC structural Oak over the coming months, filling our beam yard until it’s groaning so that we can satisfy those oh-so-varied requirements for seasoned, stable, structural timber for special projects, restoration & renovation works.
So far we’ve over 500 stock beams to select from. Sections 100×100 to 350x350mm’s in regular & irregular sizes, lengths 1.0 to 7.0m as standard, plus waney edge 75, 150 7 200mm curves for bracing.
With weekly deliveries from partner sawmills in France the yard will be brimming with structural Oak, all graded on request to TH2 & TH1 for small sections, THB & THA for large sections to cover service class 2&3 (TRADA WIS 1-17).