Sawmillers, Timber Merchants & Oak Framed Building Specialists Since 1986.
Over 34 years' experience of cutting, drying, selecting and selling interesting timber.
...We select your timber for you...
...Mail order and pallet delivery and collection by appointment only...
...Our team is working to select & supply your timber...
...We can still deliver during times of lock-down...
...We are craftsmen and craftswomen, joiners and artists, experienced furniture makers, we fully understand our customers’ requirements on all levels...
We may need to look at boards to check their suitability for your project therefore we may not be able to confirm availability straight away or pricing over the phone, this is why we like to email you. (Some patience on your side may be required)
For over 34 years our clients have asked us to select timber to their specification, for delivery or collection by appointment without visiting us and this is the only way we can operate safely.
Please make sure that your email system uses the contact address below:
Interesting Timbers is a family owned and operated business, David and Catherine supply quality Native, English Hardwoods and Soft Woods. For over thirty-four years we have specialised in sawmilling, drying and selling and selecting of individual Interesting Timber, we sawmill onsite and continue to process home grown trees to produce air dried and kiln dried English Hardwood Timbers.
David and Catherine (the family behind Interesting Timbers) always happy to email you and talk to you about your timber project or an order you have placed.
We are happy to help with your enquiry and to make the selection of timber for your project, supported by other members of our team. Catherine's links to sawmilling can be traced back to 1884. No order too large or small.
We spend time in the cutting and drying of our large slab timber and general timber stocks which we carefully season over many years before we offer this beautiful natural product to our clients.
We are a working sawmill, we cut and dry timber and offer a friendly, helpful service. We and our knowledgeable staff are happy to give quotations or advice. We have 10,000 Square Feet of timber storage at our Sawmill in Somerset.
We are based on the glorious Mendip Hills above the historic city of Wells in Somerset, 16 miles from Bath and Bristol.
Waney Edged (Natural Live Edge) & Square Edged Timber
With the Interesting Timbers team, David and Catherine are happy to assist you with your bespoke and individual timber needs. We can provide English Wood Supplies for your project.
We can provide/supply small or large quantities as Waney or Square Edged timber.
We can plane and prepare timber to your list and provide the timber that you need for your project or make bespoke timber items for you.
As well as Square Cut timber we can supply Waney Edged timber described as: (Natural Live Edge) (Wood Slab) (Live Edge Wood) (Live Edge Wood Slabs) (Live Edge Timber) (British Timber) (Native Hardwood) (Native Timber) (English Hardwood) (English Timber) (English Woods) (English Wood) (British Wood) (Home Grown Wood)(Home Grown Timber)
We are also happy to supply bespoke, made to order, items for you
Kitchen Counter Tops, Bar Tops, Desk Tops and Single Slab Table Tops as well as Table Tops from Several Boards (Waney Edged or Straight Edged)
Our Window Boards and Shelves, made to order for you, are available Waney Edged and Straight Edged. Feather Edged Cladding, Fresh Sawn Waney Edge Cladding and Beams are from stock or cut to order. We produce Traditional Solid Oak Flooring, Oak Skirting and Architrave to order. Our Bespoke Staircases are Supplied in Self Assembly Kit Form and are designed by David for you and made to order only.
We can also design and make Oak Framed buildings from a simple porch to a complete home. Interesting Timbers specialises in Oak Framed Roof Trusses for extensions, barn conversions and new builds.
Beams & Cladding & Bespoke Barge & Fascia Boards for building work
We can supply from stock or cut to order Beams, Timber Cladding and Bespoke Wooden Barge Boards and Fascia Boards for building purposes. Ask us for a quote.
Interesting Timbers provides difficult to locate timber
Ask us about timber for your project, we are experienced in the cutting, drying and selecting of timber ‘…Quality means doing it right when no one is looking...' As well as our general timber we provide difficult to locate timber for: furniture makers, designers, traditional wood crafters, hobbyists, artists, architects, builders, self-builders, DIY home projects, professional and amateur woodworkers, carvers and turners.
No order too large or small.. Email us your project details and we will be happy to quote. If you would like to talk about an order you have placed call our office 01761 241333.
David and Catherine are working at Interesting Timbers, Monday to Friday, preparing orders for parcel and pallet delivery.
We prefer emails, all calls to our office are monitored, our office staff may not be able to answer all telephone calls immediately so please leave a message and you will receive a return call.
Due to the volume of enquiries we receive on a daily basis we do not communicate with clients via Facebook or Instagram, these accounts are used to occasionally post images of our Interesting Timber and Timber Products.
Timber for delivery, David and I are operating for orders for parcel and pallet delivery.
Timber for collection by appointment, please contact us by email for details of how you may be able to arrange collection by appointment.
COVID-19 We operate for orders placed in advance for collection, to our booking in criteria and for delivery by parcel carrier, commercial pallet haulier and our own local delivery service. We do not offer self-selection of timber, we select for you; this is not new to us as we have spent over 34 years selecting timber to suit client’s individual requirements. We are also experienced in the art of cutting, and drying timber as well as machining timber and making bespoke timber items for clients and ourselves. We work to HSE Health and Safety Policy and Safe System of Work and to meet our insurance obligations, members of the public are unable to enter our Sawmill this is for your protection as well as ours.
Christmas Hours -2020
We close at 3pm on Thursday the 17th of December for Christmas.
We are thinking of re-opening from Wednesday 6th January 2021
During Christmas our office staff will be monitoring emails only (not answer machine messages)
If you do not receive an answer straight away don't worry we will email you (or call you back if you have left an answer machine message) in the New Year.
We wish you a Merry Christmas & a healthy and Happy New Year!
News From Yard.....
Autumn milling-Our favourite log so far this year is a rare English Walnut log, it’s a beautiful rich coloured timber.
Difficult to find..
Rare, scarce and unusual
Alongside our general selection of kiln dried and air dried timber stock we have some stocks of Elm and Pippy Oak.
In addition to our general machining services we offer a specialist 'extra wide' machining and planing service for furniture makers and designers. Extra Wide Machining: plane and flatten up to approximately 1.8 metres wide and just under 6 metres in length. Please ask if you think that you might be interested in this service.
Beams in-stock & cut to order
We were delighted to be featured on the 100K House Tricks Of The Trade: Interesting Timbers provided the Ash desk for Madelaine’s Creative Space Project and Ash for the wash stand, windowsill and shelves in the bathroom.
David in 1994
Catherine in 1989
Emily, another generation of Sawmiller & Timber Merchant 2018