01761 241333
01761 241333

Sawmillers, Timber Merchants & Oak Framed Building Specialists Since 1986..... 32 years' experience of cutting, drying, selecting and selling interesting timber

Interesting Timbers is a family owned and operated business, supplying quality Native Hardwoods and Soft Woods. For thirty-two years we have specialised in sawmilling and selling individual Interesting Timber, we sawmill onsite and continue to process home grown trees to produce air dried and kiln dried English Hardwood Timbers. When you visit or contact Interesting Timbers you will always meet or talk to David and Catherine Simmonds, the family behind  Interesting Timbers, Catherine's links to sawmilling can be traced back to 1884. Supported by other members of the team David and Catherine are happy to assist you with your bespoke and individual timber needs by supplying your British Timber (Native Hardwood, Native Timber, English Hardwood, English Timber, English Woods, British Wood) requirements in small or large quantities as Waney or Square Edged timber. We can plane and prepare timber to your list and provide your English wood supplies, please ask for a quote.

We are also happy to supply 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 design and make Oak Framed buildings from a simple porch to a complete home. Interesting Timbers specialises in Oak Framed Roof Trusses for barn conversion or new builds. We are also happy to provide a Frame Design With Workshop Drawings  And   Supply Of Raw Materials only option  for clients with carpentry skills who wish to make their own Oak Timber Frame, please ask  if you feel this special service may suit your needs.

We offer a friendly, helpful service and our knowledgeable staff are happy to give quotations or advice. We have 10,000 Square Feet of timber storage

We are based on the glorious Mendip Hills above the historic city of Wells in Somerset, 16 miles from  Bath and Bristol.

Interesting Timbers provides difficult to locate timber for: furniture makers, designers, hobbyists, artists, architects, builders, self-builders, DIY home projects, professional and amateur woodworkers, carvers and turners.

Visitors to our yard are welcome during normal yard opening hours.

Monday to Friday - 01761 241333 - No order too large or small..



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Timber Boards Square Edged & Waney    Interesting Timbers 1997 before digitial photographs     Can't see what you want ask us/Tiger Oak Table Top

Timber Grading & Selection       We are a working Sawmill

News From The drying Shed

Book matched

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.

Timber Table Tops, Worktops, Desk & Bar..

Several Jointed Boards (Table & Counter Tops)Tulip 'tree' boards air dried

Large Sequoia slabs/boards  2"Pair of Sequoia table tops (sanded by hand)

Machining Services

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 1.5 metres wide. Please ask if you think that you might be interested in this service.

Beams in-stock & cut to order

Beams in-stock & cut to order

Beams & Architectural Detailing

100K House

Bespoke Waney Edge seatWe 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.