We did it in September and it was so much fun we’re going to do it again. Yes woodfans & woodfolks, we’re having another 50% Off Sale in the Timber Rack!
On Saturday the 25th January our woodshed doors will be open from 10am to 2pm to let you at the cream of the english hardwood crop.
Then for the rest of the week… from the Monday 27th to Friday 31st of January… you can come and go as you please during normal woodyard hours ( 8am-4pm) and everything in The Rack will stay 50% Off, just for you.
We’ve spent that last couple of weeks loading up the 3 big timber racks and the back wall behind them with british hardwoods such as our deliciously figured Elm, silken grained Ash, rich golden Chestnut, piles of grand old Quercus Robur* not to mention as many bits of Yew, Cedar of Lebanon, Walnut and Beech we could fit in the spaces in between. There are long boards, short boards. Natural-edge boards and square edge cut to size bits. Biscuit thin slivers and unwieldy lumps and they’re ALL 50% off the marked up prices.
It’s quite possible you won’t know where to start when you get here but you’ll probably get over that once you’ve got some competition lining up beside you. If you do get overwhelmed / overwraught / thoroughly flummoxed worry not, we promise we’ll sit you down and feed you coffee and biscuits until the caffeine and sugar get you properly un-flummoxed and back on track. (more…)
It’s January 2020. A fresh start. Clean slate. New horizons. Resolutions. You know the drill. Feels good doesn’t it?
Well, here’s a resolute revelation that’s a fresh start on a new horizon with a clean slate, just for you.
Yup, this January we’re starting a-fresh with green oak. We have the opportunity to reduce the £/M3 prices for custom fresh sawn Oak orders over 0.5m3 because the Euro to GBP rate has shifted in our favour and in yours YOU too. So guess what? We’re passing the price reduction on.
Welcome to the world of sweet chestnut coppiced woodland, the home of the hand riven chestnut lath.
This is no ordinary woodland.
In fact, we’re going to come right out and say it… this is not a natural woodland. This is a coppice. A pact between human and nature where human vows to tend and nature does what she does to the best of her ability. (more…)
For the last couple of years we have been tentatively building a new project with Hillgrove Timber as a little company within a company to allow us to test our ideas about how people use wood and what furniture designers, makers and buyers alike need from a wood supplier.
As a result we are building The Reserve, a store of the most exceptional, remarkable, outstanding boards that come through the woodyard, kept aside solely for bespoke fine furniture makers.
In an extension of the Hillgrove Timber project is the acknowledgment that makers are central to our purpose and their influence goes deep.
How we source in the forests, how we choose logs to buy, how we care for the wood as it’s cut and seasoned is all shaped by the reciprocal relationship with our maker customers. This closeness of purpose has made collaboration a natural next step.
So in the spirit of collaboration Nick took our Hillgrove Timber show on the road to the interior design exhibition DECOREX in a creative project with designer/maker Simon Thomas Pirie, a craftsman with a deep appreciation for wood, a commitment to sustainability and a desire to provide exceptional work for his clients. (more…)