Tom introduces our riven chestnut laths, used for traditional lime plastering of ceilings & walls in building restorations & renovations
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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).
When you want a smooth planed finish, an interlocking, rainscreen or moulded profile, when you want stable, seasoned timber, when you want longer lengths and a systematic installation, or when you just prefer the aesthetics. That's when you opt for air dried timber cladding over fresh sawn.
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%.
We produce profiles, mouldings and machined componentry for joiners and furniture makers. Pick any spec or profile from any stock, we'll produce to order.
The green oak sawmill summer shutdown is coming up at the end of July. As of this week all the pre-shutdown lorries are full so now we're taking orders for now September lorries. If you're planning timber framing or timber cladding projects for Autumn talk to us about getting your fresh sawn timber in on time.
Bright, rich mustardy (or is it butterscotch-y?) yellow, still soft enough to leave a thumbprint, almost. Does that ring any bells to you? If you're a green Oak user you’ll know what we’re talking about. Green oak. Fresh sawn. Straight off the bandsaw, sodden and smelling distinctly of vinegar. But the ageing process kicks in immediately. There is no right or wrong but be assured, the silver-grey natural weathering of Oak timber cladding is not defect and not a fault. It’s a glorious prize you receive for choosing this tough, strong, durable, low maintenance, sustainable, planet friendly, environment friendly building material and letting it be to do it’s thing.
Your online orders get picked, packed and despatched within 3-5 days by a bunch of woodgeeks on the side of a hill...
If you’re looking for sustainable, smooth planed, solid hardwood, timber cladding with a long length spec, that machines into any profile you can imagine (ok... read more
It gets stacked before it gets racked and it's horizontal until it's vertical. The palleted stack that travels the circuitous route around the sheds, through workshop and ends up sitting outside The Pod is the juice. When Ben gets to sifting and sorting to get this stuff vertical he makes his pick of the best of the best and puts them online so no matter where you are, or what you're into, you can trust Ben to serve you up something d-e-licious. To get a look-see of the fresh produce you're gonna want to check here on a daily (or hourly) basis to see the Timber Rack shop fresh produce