More WYSIWYG (a Timber Rack Sale)

Sep 3, 2019 | furniture timber, the timber rack

natural edge boards lined up in the timber rack

It’s a rack rummager’s dream come true… a HALF PRICE timber sale!

Yes woodfans & woodfolks, we’re having our first timber rack sale in ages and it’s going to be a beauty. For one week, from Saturday 7th September to Friday 13th of September everything in The Rack will be 50% OFF!

For one week The Rack is going to be the star of the show.

We’re going to load it up with rows and rows of luscious homegrown timber, maybe a smattering of european hardwood and a right old mixture of square-edge-anything-goes type stuff.

If you’re after special waney edge or natural edge or live edge boards there’ll be plenty.  If you want small pieces to be able to work on a diy project at home there’ll be stacks to choose from. If you want to load up the van to fill a joinery workshop stock-rack then fill your boot.

It’s yours for the taking for ONE WEEK at an unheard of 50% OFF!

And we know what you’re thinking… but no, Tom & Ian are not on holiday, we haven’t shut them in the broom cupboard for the duration. It’s all above board. They’re here and they know all about the timber rack sale. They’re even going to join the fun and come and help you rummage!

So what next?

Time to start making plans to come down to the woodyard and pick your half price timber, right?

If you really are thinking of coming to read on…

there’s MORE INFO for you further down the page about opening times (we’re open on a Saturday!) how to find us, what to expect when you get here and where you might get something to eat & drink nearby if you forget your packed lunch  🙂


In The Rack

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What is The Rack?

The timber rack is a dedicated space in the woodshed near The Pod (that’s for another blogpost) where you can come and pick your own timber. The wood is stacked vertically and is easy to sort through. Each piece of wood has the species, dimension and price +VAT written on it. The Rack is a cornucopia filed with everything and anything that passes through the woodyard. It ranges from smaller pieces of square edge timber to big natural edge boards , all visible and shop-able and take-away-able.

How to use The Rack?

The Rack is self service. It’s autonomy central where we leave you free to browse and rummage at will. We’re always on hand to answer questions and help but it’s essentially a ‘help yourself’ woodshop.


What is this SALE?

It’s 50% off everything in the timber rack for one week and it’s a first come first served, finders keepers thing.


When is it?

It starts Saturday 7th September & ends Friday 13th of September. That’s next week, in layman’s terms.


What time is it?

The timber sale times are 10am – 2pm on Saturday and our normal 8am – 4.30pm Monday to Friday.

How to get to there

Click this link to find out how to Visit our Woodyard


How to take your wood away

Small / light boards can be carried away by hand. If you accumulate a huge pile and can’t carry it yourself then we’ll do our best to help you load it in your car from the despatch area with the fork lift. Failing that we can give you a quote & arrange delivery for a later date.

SALE wood must be purchased on the day though. No cute little piles of wood put aside or hidden around the shed for pick up another day folks (!!) we want to keep it fair and square for everyone that visits The Rack.


How to pay for wood

You can pay for your wood with cash or by card in the POD next to The Rack.
Existing account holders can put wood on their account.


Can I buy wood that isn’t in The Rack?

On Saturday it’ll be The Rack, The whole Rack and nothing but The Rack (so help us Wood Gods) but it’s back to business as usual on Monday.

If you really want to raid The Rack but you need other wood for working then use your weekend to go out to play and come down to see us in the week instead 😉

It’s also worth joining the mailing list if you’re not on it already or following us on social media. We have lots of special offers coming up and we’ll send out emails and post on social media when they’re ready.

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Just checking…

Only items in the timber rack are subject to halfprice discount.
There is no limit to how much any one person can buy.



Rack history – an old school introduction to The Rack

WYSIWYG = what you see is what you get 🙂

About our wood species

And about grading our homegrown timber species


The best scrambled eggs & bacon on toast you’ll ever eat: Comestibles, Midhurst

A little bit of culture with your vittels courtesy of the Weald & Download Museum

Goodness all the livelong day from the good people at Cowdray Farm Shop & Cafe

Settle in for the evening at the quintessential downland pub-with-a-view

For Supermarkets in Midhurst click HERE


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