A big Cedar of Lebanon boule goes kiln-side with Graham & Paul

O, the weather this week’s been frightful, but the Cedar is delightful.

Since it’s been air drying for years , let it kiln, let it kiln, let it kiln…


We’re feeling jolly, can you tell? 

Well, it’s been murky old January week here at Cocking Sawmills so by all accounts we should be down in the dumps. But no, not us! Instead we’ve been unloading and reloading the big kiln with Cedar.

Which is exactly the sort of thing that puts a smile on our faces. 

Like this…! 

Go on Graham… smile for the nice camera.

cocking sawmils graham and paul pack the kiln with cedar of lebanon boule for furniture making and interior joinery


Cedar of Lebanon for the Soul




Here you see before you a hand built wall of English Cedar of Lebanon and it was designed and specified by the clever people at TOAST.

They’re a soulful company who sell beautiful clothing and homeware, championing natural materials ( like our Cedar of Lebanon) and artisan works, handmade items and small production runs.

TOAST are renowned for bringing soul to the high street and we’re thrilled that they chose some of our locally grown Cedar of Lebanon for a shop interior project on the Kings Road.


Western Red Cedar, the archetypal timber cladding

We know fresh sawn Western Red Cedar cladding comes high on the ‘wish list’ for lots of building projects.

When we ask our customers ‘why?’ we often hear the same thing… it’s ‘the one we know’.

It turns out ‘Cedar cladding’ has become ubiquitous as the alternative term for ‘timber cladding’ and so we thought we’d ponder that for a moment.

western red cedar featheredge cladding on Midhurst housing development


Take the tour…

If you’ve never visited our Cocking Sawmills woodyard then this little film is for you. Take a tour around English Woodlands Timber HQ at Cocking Sawmills with this video and find out what it is we’re doing out here all day long on the side of a hill in sunny West Sussex!

Thanks for watching!


Larch in a Cold Climate or… The Pursuit of Larch.

The story of a lone timber species, born into a family of Redwoods and destined for greatness. Larch navigates the choppy waters of the 20thC sawmill scene until finding a suitable ambient climate in the hands of sustainability experts, savvy architects and erstwhile masonry users turned carbon aficionados… are you hooked or just confused?!

Read on for some decent 21stC cladding common sense…

As timber cladding gets specified more and more in architectural projects on the grounds of sustainability (aesthetics are a given right?) Larch cladding comes up more and more as the ‘go to’ timber species for the job.


CLD.FS.MP.Larch timber cladding French motorway services Building with Larch cladding. detail of cladding section French motorway services Building with Larch strip cladding


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