English Woodlands Timber is a West Sussex wood merchant, supplying a comprehensive range of certified British and European timbers. We specialise in bespoke timber products for furniture-making, joinery and building works.

As sustainable wood suppliers, we champion the use of timber sourced from forests that are under silvicultural management. We believe it all starts with the trees…






Quercus robur

Traditional but never boring


Fraxinus Excelsior

Excellent for fine furniture

Sweet Chestnut

Castanea Sativa

Distinctive grain patterns



Varied grain and texture


Knowledge is power. We capture ours so we can share it with you



The people who design, who make, who craft and who build


See what can be achieved with great wood and great know-how!


For us machining timber is all about service and sharp blades


Our certified timber is your assurance of 100% legal and sustainable sourcing





Having worked with the team at English Woodlands Timber on very large as well as small project over 15 years, I have come to know a company built on reliability and a highly positive attitude to delivering the very best in customer service alongside their high grade and wide ranges of timber in stock. As we all know…it all comes from the top….a happy team equals happy customers.

Jeremy, O2 / Sussex Hardwood Workshops

When you need a quality product for a project this is where I look, the added top quality service is just a bonus!

Live Edge of Leicester

Every time we deal with English Woodlands the level of service is exceptional. The staff are eager, willing & knowledgeable. As a company they should be proud of what they achieve.

Mid Sussex Timber

I did a video selection call with the team a few weeks ago and I was genuinely surprised at how well this works. The process was easy and efficient, and all of the boards were laid out in preparation for the call. I live and work quite a long way from you guys so I generally only drop in when I am passing. On reflection I think that the video call works really well, and for me personally, it actually works better than seeing them on site. Both my recent orders have probably been larger than they would have been if I had been there in person. I’ll still drop by for a rummage in the stack though.

How you have dealt with lockdown and social distancing deserves congratulations, and in my opinion video selection should remain a permanent feature of how you work.

Chief Sawdust Maker Mike, The Wooden Chopping Boards Company


Wood Series: What Is Ash Wood Used For?

7 June 2024

The Diverse Uses of Ash Wood In this series, we’ll be taking an in-depth look at the timber species we stock at our West Sussex woodyard. This month, we’re sharing …

How To Manage Your Woodland – A Free Guide

3 June 2024

Why is woodland management important? It’s caring for, working about, in or on woodland for a range of benefits, not least of all carbon capture and biodiversity

Wood Knowledge: Working With Wood And Water

14 May 2024

We hear lots of questions and concerns about how to manage timber once it gets to site, especially with the change in climate and the frequency and volume of rain …

Why Is Timber Sustainable?

6 May 2024

What is the most sustainable timber? Time to be serious. Yes – us! With many of the world’s natural resources dwindling, we are under increasing pressure to use sustainable materials …


Welcome to English Woodlands Timber. We’re a timber merchant specialising in the supply and machining of English and European timber. We supply high-quality bespoke timber products for furniture-making, joinery and building works.

At our woodyard in West Sussex, our 2500m2 stock sheds hold a huge range of homegrown species. Timber includes Oak, Elm, Chestnut, Ash, Douglas Fir, Larch and Cedar in waney edge and square edge profiles. We offer timber selection services, welcoming customers to choose their wood from our extensive stock list. Our friendly, knowledgeable team is happy to assist and make it as easy as possible for you to buy beautiful quality certified timber products.

Sourcing exceptional timber for specialist woodworking is a particular feature of our service: it is at the heart of everything we do. Our fully equipped workshop provides bespoke machining services for wide boards, as well as cut-to-size (CTS), planed all round (PAR) and profile and moulding production for furniture, joinery and timber cladding.

English Woodlands Timber holds a Chain of Custody (CoC) for the PEFC and Grown in Britain certification schemes. We’re proud of our status as sustainable wood suppliers and actively promote and encourage the use of homegrown softwood and hardwood timbers from well-managed woodlands.

Customers are welcome to our West Sussex yard to select timber from stock by appointment. Please call 017308 16941 or email us on sales@englishwoodlandstimber.co.uk to arrange a day and time for a visit.