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Burr Elm

Timber for Table Tops, Desks, Worktops & Bar Tops

We have over thirty-two years' experience in the art of saw-milling and drying individual boards, planks and slabs. Our interesting timber is suitable for table tops and desk tops, feature kitchen island worktops and bar tops. We supply individual Slabs which are Waney Edge/Live Edge or Square Sawn. We have also made simple plank tables and counter tops with trestle legs for pop up restaurants. Our timber is air dried or kiln dried.

We can supply timber for table tops and worktops, either several planks to be joined or a single board for a dramatic statement or feature piece. If you prefer table tops and worktops can be hand crafted at our Emborough sawmill to your sizes and supplied with a hand sanded finish for you, your carpenter, cabinet maker, furniture maker or kitchen specialist to fit on site.  We do not supply or apply a finishing product to the timber; you will need to make arrangements for this yourself.

Single Slab Table Tops

We are constantly trying to produce long and wide planks but finding large trees is difficult and they are often too heavy for lifting and transporting to our sawmill. When we do get large logs we cut them into planks for single board  table tops and one piece kitchen worktops, desk tops and bar tops but sadly only a small proportion of these boards will make it to the dining room or kitchen. For these reasons there are often only a few one off timber boards available for single board tops. Please contact us to discuss availability. The images on this page are of table tops we have recently supplied. Similar boards  may still be available or we are happy to discuss alternatives with you. 

Timber is a natural material and will expand and contract slightly with seasonal changes in humidity. Although we take care to minimise this by careful selection and seasoning of our timber slabs it will occasionally over time result in some distortion. This is not a defect; it is a consequence of the nature of the material which adds to its charm and individuality.

Individual Slabs, Planks, Boards for table tops Tulip Tree board (sanded by hand)  Burr Oak  Side Table

Booked Matched Table Tops

We may be able to make a top for you from a pair of book matched boards please call us if you would like to discuss this.

Tiger Oak (very rare)        Burr Brown Oak Matched pair of boards (very rare)       Pair of matching Sequoia table tops

Jointed Table Tops & Worktops

We are always able to make table tops, work tops and desks by joining several boards together to make the size you need. These can be square edged or occasionally waney/live edged,  if we are unable to find the exact one piece top this may well be a viable option for you.

Waney Edge/Live Edge Pippy Oak Kitchen Island Work Top (jointed)   Hand crafted Sycamore Worktop   Pippy Oak Table Top

Bar Tops

For many years we have supplied bar tops for pubs and restaurant refurbishments, if you require this service please ask.

Oak Bar Top (laminated)  Ash Desk Top   Single Slab Top

To discuss a table top suitable for you please contact us.

Several Jointed Boards (Table, Counter Tops..)    Waney Edge Pippy Oak Tabletop (close up-jointed)  Green Oak Bench

Table for life

We were inspired to make our own table in 1994 and 24 years later it is as beautiful as the day it was made.

We cut all of the Elm timber for our own refectory style table from one tree.

What People Say

Elm Table, 900mm wide made from 4 boards joined. Photograph taken Christmas 2015...table hand crafted by David in 1994

David with Burr Elm Board, selecting timber for our own Elm Table: 1994

Table Top (crafted from several boards jointed)

Table Top (several boards jointed)...Table handcrafted in 1994...photograph taken 2016

We can supply Simple Trestle Table Legs

Trestle Legs

Hand sanding a table top

In our gallery, some table tops we have supplied to clients

Specialist Planing Service

Alongside our general machining we offer a specialist wide machining and planing service for furniture makers and designers.

Wide Machining

Plane and flatten up to approximately 1.5 metres wide. Please ask if you think that you might like to take advantage of this service.