Interesting Timbers has over 33 years experience in the art of saw-milling and drying individual boards, planks and slabs for furniture use.
Tops: Tables, Desks, Bespoke Kitchen Worktops, Countertops & Bar Tops
Made to the size you need, we can make Waney Edged, Square Sawn, Moulded Edges & Vintage Style Table Tops, Worktops, Countertops, Bar tops and Desk Tops.
Our interesting timber is suitable for table tops and desk tops, feature kitchen island worktops and bar tops. We supply individual Slab Table Tops which are Waney Edge/Live Edge (Natural Live Edge) or Square Sawn. We offer Vintage Style Table Tops, also simple plank tables and counter tops with trestle legs for pop up restaurants. Our timber is air dried or kiln dried.
We spend time in the cutting and drying of our large and small slab timber and squared edged timber, we carefully season our timber over many years before we offer this beautiful natural product to our clients. We have over 33 years’ experience in the art of sawmilling and the drying of interesting timber. The careful drying of slabs can often take between 5 to 10 years. Producing timber suitable for table tops and furniture is a long slow process and is a long term investment well worth the wait.
Table tops, worktops, countertops, desk and bar tops can be hand crafted for you 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 our timber tops as this is best done after fitting; you will need to make arrangements for this yourself. We can supply timber only for table tops and worktops etc. as either several planks to be joined or as a single board for a dramatic statement or feature piece if you would like to make up your own tops.
We can deliver using our own Van or a Pallet Haulier, ask us for a quotation by providing us with your delivery postcode (to read about our delivery options please look at our website Ordering Page) Alternatively you can arrange collection by appointment during our normal yard opening hours.
Quotations given are based upon us selecting the timber for you and may include Surfacing Flat, Planing with Sanding to the top face only and are excluding VAT and delivery unless stated otherwise. Additional bottom face sanding can be quoted for upon request.
When quoting we are pricing for timber and slabs which have been seasoned and are 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.
If you arrange to visit us to be involved in the selection of your timber with a member of staff, by appointment, the price will vary and may not be at the quoted price, this is because you may select different boards than those quoted for. The boards you choose may be different in price, characteristics, size etc.
We will always produce a VAT invoice for every transaction.
'When hand crafting our timber tops for you we produce each item as if it were for our own home.'
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 a 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.
Booked Matched Table Tops
We may be able to make a top for you from a pair of book matched boards contact us if you would like to discuss this.
Jointed Table Tops & Worktops, Countertops
We are always able to make table tops, work tops, countertops and desk tops 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.
Vintage Style Table Tops
We are pleased to offer our Vintage Style Table Top, made from wide boards jointed by hand using traditional methods. The softly texted surface gives the impression of a well-used and much loved old table top. Our Vintage Style Table Top is ideal for you, your carpenter, or french polisher to apply a finish to if you are trying to achieve a well-worn or antiqued look. This table top can be made to order with, our without, Bread Board Ends to the size you need.
For many years we have supplied bar tops for pubs and restaurant refurbishments, if you require this service please ask.
Small Bespoke Table Tops & Bespoke Kitchen Tops, Countertops to your sizes
To discuss a table top suitable for you please contact us.
Bespoke Handmade Wooden Tables made to order
Occasionally when time allows David is happy to make complete tables for clients. Perfectly sized to suit the space available, handmade especially for you in Oak, Ash, Elm and Cherry and occasionally other timbers, please ask about this special service.
Timber is a natural material
Timber is a natural material and will expand and contract 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.
Table for life
Whether your taste is for Waney Edged, Vintage Style or Traditional Square Edged Tops we can assist you.
Examples of our Waney Edged Table Tops
Example of our Straight Edged Table Tops (made from two pieces of timber)
We were inspired to make our own table in 1994 and 25 years later it is as beautiful as the day it was made (we use it every day)
We cut all of the Elm timber for our own refectory style table from one tree.
Our Table Tops (crafted from several boards jointed) Single Slab and Book Matched.
We cut and dry our own timber the process can take 5-10 years
Specialist Planing Service
Alongside our general machining we offer a specialist wide machining and planing service for furniture makers and designers.