Specialist Machining Service
Extra Wide Planing
As Sawmillers and Timber Merchants since 1986 we have 33 years' experience of cutting, drying and selling interesting timber. In addition to our general machining services we are able to offer Extra Wide Planing, having invested in a new bespoke machine our planing capabilities have now expanded and we are happy to provide specialist, extra wide, machining services to furniture makers and designers.
Our new machine has been specifically designed to David's requirements and will plane and flatten very wide slabs up to approximately 1.8 metres wide and just under 6 metres in length.
We can quote to flatten one side or two; we also offer sanding on the top face (or both faces if you prefer) ready for you to apply a finish of your choice after delivery or collection. Please ask if you would like us to quote for this.
When quoting we are pricing for timber which has been seasoned and is suitable for furniture making, we do not sell freshly sawn timber (wet timber) for furniture making usage. Freshly sawn timber is available for a variety of uses, please ask us if you require this.
The photographs on this page show an extra fine finish.
The specialist machining process
The pictures below show how the natural beauty within a pair of 'Sawn' Yew, Waney Edged (Natural Live Edge) Boards was revealed and enhanced during our specialist planing and sanding process. These boards were dried for five years before they were ready to machine and sell.
We flattened the rough sawn surface of the boards followed by our planing process, once this was complete we sanded the boards finishing off with a fine sanding process which revealed the unusual colouring within the boards.
Single Slabs after planing
Joined Timber after planing
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.
Experienced in the art of selecting, milling and the drying of interesting timber we can provide air dried and kiln dried timber and are happy to discuss the merits of both with our clients as well as suitability for individual projects.
Wide Planing Service
We offer machining services to meet our client’s individual needs
Slab after planing
Slab before planing
We dry our own timber
We cut our own timber
Drying Timber takes 5-10 years
Growing timber can take hundreds of years
Timber is a long term investment