Sawmillers, Timber Merchants & Oak Framed Building Specialists Since 1986.
Over 34 years' experience of cutting, drying, selecting and selling interesting timber.
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 Timber) (British Timber) (Native Hardwood) (Native Timber) (English Hardwood) (English Timber) (English Woods) (English Wood) (British Wood) (Home Grown Wood)(Home Grown Timber)
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.
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.
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.
*Mail order and pallet delivery...we select your timber for you...we are not open for visitors...
*Local trade’s people... you may be able to arrange collection of your order by appointment if you are a local carpenter; furniture maker; builder etc. please contact us by email for details of how (we select the timber for you)
We are able to select your timber to your specification and deliver it to you...Historically... for over 34 years... our clients have asked us to select their timber for them based on their individual requirements and have their timber delivered
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 will be monitored daily, and our office 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.
Local trade’s people please contact us by email for details of how you may be able to arrange collection by appointment.
Before COVID-19 we welcomed visitors by appointment, we no longer offer appointments to self-select timber. Members of the public can no longer enter our yard this is in line with our up-to-date Health and Safety Measures and Safe System Of Work Policy, this is for your protection as well as ours.
It is not possible for you to self- select timber we select your timber for you.
Currently we are thinking that it is likely that we will continue with these restrictions until a vaccine or cure for COVID-19 is found.
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