Specialist Machining Service
As Sawmillers and Timber Merchants since 1986 we have 34 years' experience of cutting, drying and selling interesting timber. In addition to our General Machining Services we are able to offer 'Extra Wide Planing', Specialist 'Slab Machining', Services 'with Sanding' if required. 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.
Square Edged Timber Planed (General Machining)
We have found over the decades that each order and each tree is unique and individual and there is no standard requirement with regard to width, depth and length these is why we do not sell online with standardised sizing. Email us with your individual requirements.
We can machine Square Edged Timber to your cutting list, cut and planed timber will not be available on the same day as ordering. Contact us for lead times and to discuss your projects individual requirements.
Quotations for square edged timber are based upon us selecting the timber for you and are excluding VAT and delivery unless stated otherwise. We will always produce a VAT invoice for every transaction.
Extra Wide Planing-Waney Edged Boards & Wide Squared Edged Boards
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) this will cost extra. Leaving the timber 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 specialist machining process
The photographs on this page show an extra fine, sanded finish.
If you require an extra fine sanded finish please ask us to quote for this when you email us your project details.
Email us for a 'price estimate' and to see if we are able to offer specialist machining services to you and to ask about lead-times.
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 Specialist Slab Machining Services to meet our client’s individual needs.
Slab after planing and extra fine sanding
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