01761 241333
01761 241333

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 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 us, David and Catherine (the family behind Interesting Timbers) and we will be happy to help you with your enquiry or assist in the selection of timber, 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 and 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 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 supply your Waney Edged (Natural Live Edge) (Wood Slab) (Live Edge Wood) (Live Edge Timber) and Square Edged, British Timber (Native Hardwood, Native Timber, English Hardwood, English Timber, English Woods, English Wood, 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 timber supplies.

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

Timber Grading & Selection   We are a working Sawmill

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.

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


No order too large or small.. Email us your project details and we will be happy to quote. 01761 241333.

Why by appointment...

''...We are able to select your timber to your specification and deliver it to you...Most of our clients ask us to select their timber for them based on their individual requirements and have their timber delivered..."

To comply with government guidance/law we are not able to offer you an appointment to visit us during times of movement/travel restrictions.  Social distancing must be enforced at all times.

"...Our hearts go out to all the people that are affected by the COVID-19 virus. We are taking appropriate measures to protect NHS workers, key workers, our staff and the public we hope that you and your friends and family remain well; during  this national emergency our staff will remain at home , David and Catherine are working at Interesting Timbers to ensure that our employees can return to work when this crisis is over..."

Under normal circumstances you are welcome to visit us by appointment. You can book with our office,email or call us.

During certain times we may be closed to the public as we may be sawmilling and doing machining work etc. that is dangerous, so we have to restrict public access to our yard due to HSE and Insurance criteria.

We may need to arrange to get stacks of timber out for you to view; this may take an hour or so or even a day or so as we have a lot of timber.

Yard  Visits: Opening Days & Time Slots , why you need to book an appointment, email address & call

About us-Family & Yard Team Members


How to order & how to pay

What people say




News From Yard.....

Autumn milling-Our favourite log so far is a rare English Walnut, 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.

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 1.8 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

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.


David in 1994, Catherine in 1989

Emily the next generation of Sawmiller & timber merchant

Emily, another generation of Sawmiller & Timber Merchant 2018