Sweet Chestnut

Homegrown Sweet Chestnut is sweet alright. It’s handsome, strong & durable and didn’t you know?! ‘Round Chestnut’ is the new …

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lovely grain and colour of french oak

Oak is like no other species, used by Oak framers & builders, joiners, furniture makers, carvers, turners, garden designers & …

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elm timber sample from english woodlands timber

Elm has attractive contrasting sap is durable, strong and has incredible grain. It’s not common due to devastation of UK …

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Ash kiln dried sample from english woodlands timber

Fear not!!! Ash is here… with grain patterns to WOW in amazingly big boards of dense, smooth, delicately coloured hardwood.

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Hand Crafted With French Walnut

meet jarrad and ian furniture maker and commission maker enjoying teh handover process of two french walnut side tables

You’re witnessing the happy handover of two very pretty walnut side tables, light on their feet but heavily endowed with …

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Where to start with Exterior Timber Cladding

clever homegrown chestnut timber cladding detailing around roof tiles and guttering

If you’ve just begun to think about exterior timber cladding and you’ve never specified it before, this is as good …

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Wood Knowledge: An Introduction to Ash

toms intro to ash trees and timber video

Tom, our MD & chartered forest manager at English Woodlands Forestry, gives us the background on Ash trees and the …

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It Starts With The trees

english woodlands timber visit with english woodlands forestry to see western red cedar harvesting from seaford collecge for milling into grown in britain certified cladding blanks

We don’t mind that our MD Tom will find any excuse to go out to the woods. We know for …

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We’re English Woodlands Timber, a hardwood timber merchant specialising in sourcing, conversion & bespoke supply of English & European timber for furniture making, joinery, cladding and building works.

At our woodyard in West Sussex our 2500 m2 stock sheds hold a huge range of homegrown species including Oak, Elm, Chestnut, Ash, Douglas Fir, Larch & Cedar in waney-edge & square-edge for customers to self-select assisted by friendly, knowledgeable staff whose mission is to make it as easy as possible for you to buy beautiful timber.

As hardwood suppliers, the sourcing of extraordinary timber for specialist woodworking is a particular feature of our mission.  Service is at the heart of everything we do. Our fully equipped 350 m2 workshop provides bespoke machining services for wide boards as well as cut to size (CTS), planed all round (PAR) + profile and moulding production for furniture, joinery & timber cladding.  If you’re looking for wood suppliers in the South of England give a call and visit our woodyard to see the vast range of timber we have in stock.

We hold a chain of custody (CoC) for 3 certification schemes, PEFC, FSC & Grown in Britain. We actively promote and encourage the use of homegrown softwood and hardwood timbers from well managed woodlands.

As hardwood suppliers, we believe it all starts with the trees.