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Winter at Interesting Timbers

What people say... a small selection of comments that real people have made about us and the timber we selected for them...by email...

...Our team is working to select & supply your timber and bespoke timber items...

Pete (timber selected and machined by us)

Five star google review given…Not a lot else you can add - communications, selection of wood for my project and delivery were all exceptional.

Steve (Bespoke Shelves for hi-fi/music system -timber selected by us)

Wow, thank you so much!

I spent a lot of time looking for some nice bits of wood, and you and your website came across as very genuine and the result and obvious care you have taken means a lot to me. I'm very grateful. Have a good evening.


Chris (Commercial Pub & Restaurant Bar top-timber selected by us)

Dear Catherine & David,

I just wanted to say thank you for the fantastic job you made of my bar top. It’s exactly what I wanted, looks great and was constructed and delivered in very good time.

Thank you again for your professionalism and superb craftsmanship.

With kind regards,


Lena (Side Table Top-timber selected by us)

"...I am so happy for my Sycamore slab used as a table top. Beautiful material, arrived safely and prepared for just the finishing touch. Very friendly team and I appreciated a lot that care was taken to select the piece that matched my particular wishes. Thank you, I highly recommend Interesting Timbers!..."

Gavin (Pallet Delivery-timber selected by us)

"...Hi David,

Just to let you know that the table top arrived today, absolutely stunning!

Thank you for packaging it so well



Hannah  (Bespoke Worktop-timber selected by us)

“…Hi David and Catherine

I can confirm the worktop has arrived. It looks beautiful, such a great finish and lovely piece. Thank you very much for the constant communication and swift service!

I hope you have a lovely week.


Trevor (Bespoke Bar Top, cut to shape-timber selected by us)

‘…Looks Fantastic. Thanks for the craftsmanship David, I can see why you guys are as busy as you are!



Kevin (Bespoke Window Seat Boards, cut to shape-timber selected by us)

'...Just wanted to say a huge thank you to David and his team for my window seats. They are absolutely beautiful pieces of wood cut very well. The service I have received has been impeccable. I will not hesitate to use you in the future and will certainly tell my friends.

Once again, thank you.


Dan (Bespoke Jointed Width Top-timber selected by us)

'...Hi David / Catherine, I took delivery of my wood this morning – I absolutely love it thanks. Just what I was after, and it all fits perfectly. I also can’t believe how invisible the joins are!

Thanks again for a first rate service!


Sue & Steve (timber selected by us for their unusual project)

'...Hi Catherine, just thought I’d let you see how the timber wall turned out.  We are so pleased with the result it’s really exceeded our expectations.

After making a frame up on the wall each piece of timber was given 3 coats of Danish oil before being attached to the framework. We finished with a thin magnolia caulk between each board just to fill in the edges. It’s the first time we have done anything like this and we’re made up with it.

We would like to thank you all for your help in choosing the different types of timbers especially as we were unable to visit and view the wood first as you select the timber, you did a fantastic job under difficult lockdown conditions and we will certainly recommend you to others.

Thank you, Sue & Steve...'

D. Wilson (timber selected by us and delivered)

"...Have just un-wrapped the Oak delivered 30 minutes ago, and wanted to immediately thank all involved. It’s a bit of a gamble in these trying times buying wood unseen. This time it payed off in spades...."

Brian (timber selected and machined  by us for project)

'...Extremely good quality timber. Perfectly planed and square. Great service. I am pleased to have found a reliable local supplier. I thoroughly recommend Interesting Timbers...'

Nigel (timber selected by us)"

…Thank you both for the time and trouble you have taken over this order which I realise has been rather small but the project has meant a great deal to me having never made anything like this before! I have learnt a great deal...”

Alex (timber selected by us)-Bespoke made to order Bar Top.

‘…Wow! Delivery this morning and what a stunning piece you have created for us!!! It’s stunning - thank you so much! I’ll send photos once it’s been treated and installed…’

Nick (Kitchen Designer) -Bespoke Counter Top produced by us (timber selected by us)

‘…Hi David,

Just to let you know we have received the timber section and very impressed.

This will be getting installed over the next few weeks and will share on social media in due course.

Thanks for all the help and have a good weekend when it comes…’

Mark -Slabs  selected by us, machined and delivered by Commercial Pallet Haulier

'...Just received delivery of your slabs , absolutely AMAZING!!




Shona-Timber selected by us, machined and delivered by Carrier

'…Bench just arrived half hour ago, undamaged and looking fabulous. I'll send a photo once in situ so we can all admire it together…’


Chris-Timber selected by us, machined and delivered by Commercial Pallet Haulier

"...Just wanted to drop you a note as have received my pallet and finished my table and benches. I'm really happy with the timber and the end result and wanted to say thank you for your help!



Charles-Timber selected and machined to client design drawing

"...Thank you for your beautiful wood and for machine precision!  This meant I could cut dado slots for all rails and slug them in without hardly any adjustment.
All joints are pegged and glued.
Back rest carved and dado cut at angle for 12° comfortable angle.

Client is delighted

I’ll be back for more timber..."


Shep'-Cross Legged Table

“…Just to let you know that I'm delighted with the table.  It looks fantastic in situ.  The grain is gorgeous .  It's just what I'd hoped for and more…”

Marc-Breakfast Bar

'...Hi there,

Goods received. Thank you - we couldn’t be happier.

Best Regards, Marc...'

Helen-Bespoke Waney Edges Shelves

'...Oh my life! Love it. So looking forward to getting it put together. Thank you!


Christopher-Timber selected for two side tables

"...Dear David, a brief email to say how pleased I am with the timber that you prepared for me. Many thanks for taking so much trouble.  Here’s a couple of snaps of one of the tables.

 No reply needed.

 Best wishes, Christopher..."

Rowan -Waney Edge Shelves

"...Hi David, just a note to say the wood was delivered last week and we’re very happy with it!

Thanks so much for your help.

I’ve given you 5 stars on Google-let me know if there’s anywhere else I can leave a review.


Matthew-Oak Frame Kit Of Parts

"...Hi David

Thank you for delivering the wood this morning. 

It all looks great.

Best regards


Lindsey-Table Top

"...Hi, The table top has arrived safely and is lovely, I especially like the end grain. Thank you very much. Lindsey..."

Tim-Fresh sawn Oak

"...Hi David,

Just to say thanks for the Oak delivered last week. Fantastic!

Really pleased, lovely timber. All now fixed and completed.

Best wishes 


Simon-Table Tops-

"...Hi. Just received my table tops and just to say I am very happy with them , they look great. Many thanks. Simon. 
Sent from my iPhone..."

Dave-Desk Top-

Large boards Jointed, One Waney Edge, Flattened, Planed & Sanded Top Face

"...Just a brief email to say thank you. The desk top looks fantastic.

I have now oiled it, attached the legs and put it into use.

I will be back in touch for my next project - whatever that may be.

Regards, Dave..."

Caspar-Waney Edge Slab, Flattened, Planed & Sanded Top Face

"…That’s a lovely slab you’ve prepared.


Christopher-Boards, Flattened, Planed & Sanded Top Face

"...The timber has arrived. Many thanks. If I can’t use it to make a pair of decent table tops, it certainly won’t be your fault

Best wishes,

Derek-  Laburnum Timber- for turning, as selected by us. During The National Lockdown

"…Hi! Just wanted to let you know that those were received. Thanks so much for all your help. It's very much appreciated!

Regards, Derek..."

Doug- Sycamore- Rough Sawn Boards, as selected by us-During The National Lockdown

"…Thank you parcel received ok. Friendly and efficient service. Regards Doug, From Doug's iPad…”

Ben- Sawn Yew Boards-as selected by us  and delivered. During The National Lockdown

"…Many thanks again to you both for continuing to provide such a speedy service throughout these uncertain times! I will definitely be using you again!..."

Geoff- Cladding Boards-produced to order and delivered. During The National Lockdown

"...Hi Catherine.Just to say Thankyou to yourself & David For the excellent Waney edged Timbers I will send you a Photo when I’ve completed the project. Hope your both keeping safe & well.Best Regards Geoff...."

  • John- Sawn Boards-as selected by us and delivered. During The National Lockdown

"...Good morning David. Timber arrived this morning at 8:30! Much quicker than I thought, so thanks very much it all looks excellent. Best regards John..."

  • Paul-Ash & Oak Sawn Boards-as selected by us and delivered. During The National Lockdown

"...Just a note to thank you for arranging my order and delivery which arrived yesterday. The driver was very helpful and I'm very pleased with your selection of Oak and Ash boards. It’s much appreciated, and helps to keep things going especially at a time like this when things are difficult..."

  • Alix-Bowl Blanks -as selected by us and delivered. During The National Lockdown

"...Hi Dave,The timber just arrived, looks great, can't wait to get busy with it! Many thanks, and hopes you all stay healthy, Alix..."

  • Steff-An Oak Shelf-During-as selected by us and delivered. During The National Lockdown

"...Steff, Just arrived and looks fantastic thank you. Sent from my iPhone..."

  • Lyn-Timber for artist-as selected by us and delivered. During The National Lockdown

"...All arrived - thanks.  I just LOVE that Yew - perfect, thank you!! Lyn. Sent from my iPad..."

  • Aleks-Timber for hobby

"...Hi Catherine, I received some great materials from Interesting Timber a while ago now, and just wanted to share a photo of what I created with it! I thought you might be interested in putting it into the "Interesting Things" gallery - keep up the good work, I will keep you in mind for my timber needs. Best Regards, Aleks..."

  • Piers T (This comment was made some years ago, we liked it some much that it has pride of place on our website) from his Blog, our favourite TV architect

"...Spent an afternoon filming at Interesting Timbers, near Glastonbury. The most amazing timber yard I’ve been to. Burr Elm; Walnut; Chestnut; Ash; Oak; Yew – all in stick. My favourite place of the year so far. It was also where the frame for my house was made 10 or so years ago…"

  • Chris, timber, Selected By Us, Cut To Order-Flattened, Planed & Top Face Sanded

"...Hi Catherine,the wood arrived today, Thank You! Looks fantastic, thanks for your guys help with selecting,  cutting and sanding. Much appreciated. 

Regards, C..."

  • Steve L', Cut to order- Spindle Blanks for making Bagpipe parts

"...Many thanks for such a quick and easy arrangement...”

Best Wishes Steve

  • Steve L' was so pleased we received two thank you emails.

"...Hi David & Catherine,

Just a quick note to let you know the timber arrived safely a few minutes ago.  

Beautifully packed,  lovely wood (better than I’d hoped for!) and in such quick time.

From start to finish you have made this process slick and easy; it’s a real pleasure to find such old-fashioned and helpful service - Thank You!

I hope I can do justice to the timber, so I intend to take as much time as necessary to produce the best I can, but anticipate calling on you again in due course for future projects."

Very best wishes from a very happy customer!..."

  • Sheila, Waney Edged Shelf

"...What a beautiful piece of wood thank you, you’ve made my day..."

  • Simon, Matching Table Tops

"...I have received the pair of table tops from yourselves and I have to say I am very pleased with the products..."

  • Marco, Sawn Timber & Planed Timber to cutting list for furniture making

"...Dear Catherine, this is just to let you know that I've received the 2 parcels today. I'm very pleased with the quality of the boards and with how they were carefully packaged to avoid damage during the delivery. I will certainly consider again Interesting Timbers for future projects!..."


  • J Davis, Character Oak Board

"...Looks great! Thanks David, I was recommended by the Robertsons and you have been most helpful... "


  • Lisa -Waney Edged Shelves behind a bar

"...Hi Cathy the shelves are stunning- very happy..."


  • Mrs Day-Planed Oak Beams delivered to site for last minute building work

"...Dear Catherine thank you for helping to make this all fit together so easily..."


  • Pam, Bowl Blanks as a birthday present

"It arrived this afternoon thank you. My husband is delighted and has already turned a beautiful Ash wood bowl. Thank you to all at Interesting Timbers for your wonderful service"


Adam (Ordered by email & Delivered By Parcel Carrier)

"...Hi Cathy,

Meant to email the other day. Wood arrived on Thursday and it looks great, thanks very much for your help..."


  • Roger (Order Delivered By Parcel Carrier)

"...Thank you Catherine

Super-fast and efficient. 

Sounds a really interesting destination for those who like timber and I hope to visit one day. 

Time to indulge myself now

Best wishes..."


  • Nick, Bathroom Project-Shelves

"...Thank you for reaching out and sending me the required details - as a non-DIY'er, not having much experience outside of the look I know we're after, it's a huge help...as was Catherine who I spoke to today; no wonder you've been recommended by plenty of people in Bristol!..."


  • Michelle, Large Feature Countertop/Work Top

"...Just wanted to say thanks for finding us such a lovely piece of Oak.

It tested our muscles getting it from the truck to the kitchen as we have a few steps to negotiate!!

We have just laid it on top of the current work surface until our guy can fit it but it already looks great.

I'll send you a picture when its treated and installed..."


  • Alex, Roof Timber cut to bespoke profile

"…Thanks David for the super speedy service!  I’ll get one of the team on site to pop over in a van and collect. Thanks again…”


  • Julie, Waney Edged timber for Breakfast Bar

"…Hi, my piece of oak has arrived and it’s absolutely stunning. Thank you I love it …”


  • Tony and Jackie, Shelves

"...Just received shelves, beautifully wrapped, they are superb. They are being put up on Friday, they should look great in the kitchen..."


  • Neil, Several Oak Beams for a building project

"...Thank you Catherine, they’re just what we’d hoped for!.."


  • Sam, Buyer-Local Building Contractors

"...Brilliant, thank you so much..."


  • Rob, Live Edge Oak Shelves, specially selected to Rob's personal requirements

"...Two stunning pieces of oak just arrived!..."


  • Catering Company, Large Waney Edged Food Display Board

"...Hi Catherine, just to let you know we have safely received delivery of the board and its fantastic thank you!" "Received the Oak this morning, you saved us...  :) Fantastic service we will certainly be back..."


  • Mr W. Professional Woodworker

"...Hi David, hope your well, thought I’d send you some pictures of the chair I made from the fantastic Sycamore you sold me, some of it I bought from you a while ago, the back rest and arms are from what you sold me most recently, the small side table (to go with the chair) was made from the off cuts, thank you very much for the timber, it was fantastic to work with, take care..."


  • David B, on his Blog

"...Interesting Timbers is South of Bath in Somerset and well worth a visit. This was the first wood yard I had ever visited nearly 20 years ago and I remember coming back with a van full of quarter sawn oak.
Here's the owner Dave he doesn't look a day older than when we first met!..."


  • Gillian - Worktops

"...Worktops are now completely fitted and look amazing, wanted to say thank you for helping making our kitchen look amazing..."


  • Chris-well known & respected furniture Designer &  Maker

"...Many Thanks David, the parcel arrived about half an hour ago - just as we were about to have lunch.  The wood is perfect, just what I expected..."


  • Mr B -Parcel Carrier Delivered Timber to Furniture maker

"...Have just received the timber (11.15am) Very pleased with it and the service over all. Thank you. We will contact you if we need anything in the future...."


  • Gary - Yard Visit by Appointment to be involved in selection of his timber

"First class timber merchants, very friendly and patient staff happy to impart their experience. Very competitive prices too. If you need timber make an appointment..."


  • J S- First Time Customer, Small Timber Order, a present for a friend

"...Hi Catherine. Many Thanks For doing this little order I am sure he will love it..."


  • Rachael - Repeat Order Corner Shelves

"We look forward to receiving the corner shelves, the straight ones look great in the kitchen and I can't stop running my hand over the bookcase top..."


  • Alun - Chamfered & Decorative Internal Oak Beams

"Hi David. Absolutely brilliant work. Thank you. Will send images..."


  • Tom - Table Tops

"Just wanted to say my table tops were delivered safe and sound yesterday and I'm absolutely delighted with them. Two very lovely pieces of wood and definitely interesting...""Great job David. Many thanks. We are happy customers. It's a perfect fit!"


  • Simon & Sara - Bespoke Kitchen Island Counter Top

"Have just received the timber, very pleased with it and the service over all. Thank you. We will contact you if we need anything in the future." 


  • Emma-A Father's Day Gift                                                          

"Brilliant.  Thanks so much.  I am sure you will hear from either us or my Dad again, he's a bit of a carpentry addict now!"      


  • Nick-Turnery Blanks                                                      

"The blanks are just great.  Thanks once again."             


  • Penny - Long Term Client, Furniture Maker

"Thank you David for all your help in supplying some fabulous timber over the years. I wish you and Catherine all the best..."


  • Furniture Maker-we suggested alternative timber & supplied

"Thank you very much for the very impressive turnaround on my requests and order. Appreciated greatly, this means I can use my time more efficiently in researching the projects more. The wood is very good quality and should stand out quite well once completed. It's a shame spalted beech was unavailable but the alternative is great. Have a fantastic day..."


  • Ian - We Suggested and Supplied an  Alternative Timber Choice

"Hello Interesting Timbers my wood has been received today as advised, thanks for prompt service..."


  • Mr Salmon-A birthday gift

"Many Thanks For doing this little order I am sure he will love it." 


  •          Jon - Ash Timber Log                                    

"The Ash log just arrived, I'm absolutely delighted"


  • Alan - Oak

"I just wanted to drop you a note to say how much we love the Oak board. It is perfect for our requirements. Many thanks..."


  • Neil - Comment after Collecting Worktops

"Great job David. Many thanks. We are happy customers. It's a perfect fit!!!..."


  • Simon & Sara - Bespoke Kitchen Island Worktop

"This is the place I went to. Amazing guys, thanks David for your help and advice! A great place..."


  • J. Bunnici - Single Slab Table Top

"Thank you for the excellent service at such short notice. Thanks heaps Guys. Will be recommending you to all..."


  • Jules - Wedding Cake Stand

"Thank you. Both parcels arrived this morning-very exciting. Now down to work. With best wishes Jack..."


  • Jack - Turning Blanks

"Received my piece of Ash yesterday, it's exactly what we were looking for. Would just like to say thank you for your time, co-operation and patience. It was an absolute pleasure doing business with you. Cheers..."


  • Steve - Window Board

"Thanks David. The timber is great and thanks too to your delivery driver for his help. Cheers..."


  • Mr Wilcox - Oak Frame

"The sun room is pretty much completed and I thought you'd like to see the final result. We are delighted; thank you very much for your help and the wonderful oak frame you supplied. Best regards..."


  • C. Chapell - Oak Floor Boards

"The boards are fantastic, thank you very much!..."


  • Julia - Fathers Birthday Present

"Thank you Catherine. The gift voucher is perfect..."

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