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Winter at Interesting Timbers

What people say... a small selection of comments that real people have made about us...mostly by email...

  • 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…"


  • Lisa -Waney Edged Shelves behind a bar

"Hi Cathy the shelves are stunning- very happy"


  • 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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