The Combilift C4000 likes Elm

We like to keep big boules like this Sottish Elm intact for as long as possible.

there's a boule of Elm on it's way down on the combilift

It’s helps us keep track of special boards and it helps our makers because they can match boards, grain, colour and provenance for special projects.

We used to have to leave these precious boules at ground level but now we can swing them round and store them up in the gods, out of harms way – and by that we mean out of the workshop’s way. No ripping these boards for a cutting list than you very much workshop!

Thank goodness the combilift likes big, heavy lumpy stuff and small spaces.


See our Elm stock online
You want a Combilift C4000 now don’t you… here you go.

The big Hillgrove Timber Co Decorex build up

This is our 3rd year of DECOREX Interior Design show.

james nick simon and john building the decorex stand for hillgrove timber co

Last year didn’t happen of course, only in the virtual world, but this year we’re all guns blazing, feeling good to be out in the world with Hillgrove Timber Co again.

We go to Decorex to connect with people who design and make with wood for interior spaces.

It’s a lovely environment to meet, discuss projects, plan sourcing and supply, expecially on projects where collaboration is important.

Even this  build up is a collaboration.

We’re joining forces with Simon and John from Simon Thomas Pirie furniture for this stand, working together to show the journey of the wood, from the design thinking right through to making and final pieces.

We like the learning involved.

As a timber supplier, we’ve never worked with a maker without learning something new.

And we’re done.
the finieshed decorex interior design show stand

Stand No C133, come for a visit!
Decorex International at Olympia, London  10-13 October, 2021

Visit the Hillgrove Timber Co website to see The Reserve of extraordinary boards

P.S. if you are thinking of coming, have a look at the talks programme  – we try to listen to a couple at least. On Monday at 13.00 pm here’s an interesting sounding talk about Addressing Waste in Design and at the same time on Tuesday on Commissioning Craftsmanship and on Wednesday at 14.00 pm a talk on the evolution of craftmanship that sounds interesting.  Go learn something!

Tom & Ian will MATCH your donations!

Tom and Ian each work with a charity very close to their (secretly soft) hearts.

For Ian it’s CancerWise in Chichester…  for Tom’s it’s the Sylvia Beaufoy Youth Centre in Petworth.

So this month these two smiley people are challenging themselves to matchfund any and all donations that YOU, our friends & family, colleagues & customers, make to try to raise £5K for each of these cherished charities.

Both Cancerwise and Sylvia Beaufoy Centre are each in need of a boost to help lift them over some of hurdles thrown up by challenging times in the last year.

Each of these two charities exists as a support network for the people it serves. Both are places of community, built to give people a place to come to, to be welcomed and included, to provide a listening ear and a shoulder but also inspiration, energy and optimism.

So we’re giving Ian and Tom some takeover time at EWT this month to let them tell you about their cherished charities and ask if you’ll help them with some crucial financial support so they can all breathe a little easier this Autumn and really be there for the people they care about.

Charities like these are always operating on the edge of what’s possible, counting pennies, relying on goodwill, beholden to others and living the adage ‘there but for the grace of God go we…’

We can all relate to that, right?

And so here’s your opportunity for a little bit of good karma for the day… if you can help with even the smallest amount – remember – Ian and Tom will match it.

So what next?

Watch Ian’s video and then click the button to keep the kind people of Cancerwise going strong for people who are struggling.


Watch Tom’s video and then click the button to help the Sylvia Beaufoy Centre team be hopeful and excited for the future for the kid’s of Petworth.

donate to sulvia beaufoy centre here


Thanks for reading (and watching) woodfolks. Fingers crossed we’ll be bringing you news of your good deeds in the near future.

Take care out there,
The EWT team.


CancerWise Chichester Charity Registration 290574

Sylvia Beaufoy Youth Centre Petworth Charity Registration 1187451



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