We asked Tom where the the pips in Pippy Oak come from, we got him on video explaining they're part of the Oak tree's natural survival mechanism
furniture timber Category
We have a hunch that homegrown Douglas Fir has yet to come into it’s own for bespoke wide board floors and interior joinery
Tom is trying them out to for some kitchen makers & joiners who want continuous / repeat grain across long runs of solid wood drawer fronts and cupboard doors for a handmade kitchen.
Character is not a defect. It’s not something to exclude, engineer out, cut away or waste. Character is the essence of a thing, for us, it's the essence of wood. It's to be valued, understood, chosen, and celebrated.
These square edge & waney edge packs work for busy workshops - it's how we do it here - so why shouldn't your workshop have the same facility?
We like to keep big boules like this Sottish Elm intact for as long as possible. It’s helps us keep track of special boards and... read more
This gnarly little Elm 'lump' is a slice taken off the log pre-milling so that the log can lay securely on the dogs (sawmill speak).
Elm, although rare, is still available for woodworking. In this video Tom explains the sourcing process for our Elm logs and timber
Air dried (seasoned) timber is the right stuff for external joinery and furniture use. Kiln dried timber, unless re-acclimatised* is a risk if you make furniture or joinery products for use outside. Kilning is a process that reduces moisture to a level that makes timber appropriate and fit for use in interior spaces, centrally heated, air conditioned with low ambient moisture levels of 8-14%.
The Reserve is our Hillgrove Timber Co hoard of exceptional boards for furniture makers and making. In this video Nick gives you an insight... read more