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DamoF

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Paterson Timber

140 Elliot St,
Glasgow,
G3 8EX,
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Kiln-Dried Hardwoods, Kilruddery near Bray, County Wicklow, Ireland. Huge selection of hardwoods, mostly domestic but some exotic. Run by a nice guy called Neal

Pat Staunton’s wood yard, Glenealy, County Wicklow. Good selection of hard and softwood. Seen some amazing pieces of furniture being made there, including a massive live edge redwood kitchen table. Very reasonable prices

Neither of these wood yards seem to have any online presence
 

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Surrey Timbers is my local yard and they do offer online ordering - it doesn't include everything they stock, but even so.

Just thought it worth a mention
 

Mal-110

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Hello,
One to add for the Northwest as they seem a little under represented.
Houghton Timber
High Walton Mill
nr Preston
Lancashire
PR5 4DG
01772 323566


They have two premises and are trying to arrange one of them to be the store and the other the workshop so at the moment a tad disorganised but have a really good supply. They are hobbyist friendly and to a fair extent they let you wander around but its best to ask. They will dimension the timber for you. They have live edge boards and have sourced and processed timber locally.
As part of the reorganisation they recognise small hobbyist's take up too much time to deal with so they are trying to prepare boards for self selection in the warehouse at the mill. Customers just popping in distract the staff from their jobs preparing, wood for large orders, is something they are trying to avoid. Nevertheless they are still keen to help out where they can.
Not too bad on prices, which are not on display but will be given accurately when asked.

I use them, I like them, but get frustrated slightly with the time it takes from order to receiving the boards. They have been busy of late and have staff shortages so I am not too critical.

Mal
 

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Thanks, Mal!

There are a few additions in this thread. I'll update the list when I have time and remove the posts requesting the additions in order to keep the thread uncluttered.
 

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I think Tree Station should be added to the list:

Tree Station,
Vaughan St,
West Gorton.
Manchester
M12 5FQ

very hobbyist friendly, they told me they can cut anything to size as well if you go with a cutting list, they have a wide selection of hardwoods including some rare ones like pear, english cherry, english elm, they allow self selection, I never felt rushed at all, prices are very reasonable as well, highly recommended.

Ben.
 

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I use two timber yards.

Nigel Fleckley at English hardwoods (Geddington Sawmill, Geddington, NN14 1AJ) for locally sourced English timbers (oak, beech, elm, ash, sycamore etc) and also bog oak.

More locally to me in London, I use E Roberts & Sons (Timber Yard, Ash Wharf, London, N18 3AB) who provide many hardwoods (American walnut, cherry, oak, European oak, Maple, Sapele etc).

Both allow self selection and are most helpful.
 

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Hello,
One to add for the Northwest as they seem a little under represented.
Houghton Timber
High Walton Mill
nr Preston
Lancashire
PR5 4DG
01772 323566


They have two premises and are trying to arrange one of them to be the store and the other the workshop so at the moment a tad disorganised but have a really good supply. They are hobbyist friendly and to a fair extent they let you wander around but its best to ask. They will dimension the timber for you. They have live edge boards and have sourced and processed timber locally.
As part of the reorganisation they recognise small hobbyist's take up too much time to deal with so they are trying to prepare boards for self selection in the warehouse at the mill. Customers just popping in distract the staff from their jobs preparing, wood for large orders, is something they are trying to avoid. Nevertheless they are still keen to help out where they can.
Not too bad on prices, which are not on display but will be given accurately when asked.

I use them, I like them, but get frustrated slightly with the time it takes from order to receiving the boards. They have been busy of late and have staff shortages so I am not too critical.

Mal
The self selection idea sounds good because I used to use them but stopped when they basically said they were too busy to bother with me, even though I only ever bought stuff as stocked and dimensioned it myself. They are local so I would like to get back to using them.
 

Mal-110

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Hi Illy
You are right they have said that to me. They think they don't make any profit from selling to hobbyist's. I just tend to ignore it, as I struggle to find anyone else close to me. I am waiting for about 50 running feet of Western Red Cedar. I only want it square and planed. Its just a bit of organisation thats needed, hopefully they are getting there.

Mal
 

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recently had amazing service in West Yorkshire, Ossett hardwoods, only needed one board of Poplar, msg'd them over Instagram one evening, had a reply first thing next day, an hour later i had my hands on a 2 x 8.5 x 120" PAR board
 

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I use these guys quite a bit:

Country: England
Region: South West
Vendor name: Bristol Wood Recycling Project
Town/City: Bristol
Hobby friendly (yes or no): Yes
Self select: Yes
Home delivery (yes or no): not sure
Online ordering (yes or no): not sure
Prices visible at the yard (yes or no): yes
Domestic hardwoods (yes or no, or list the available species if known): yes (but its pot luck)
Other hardwoods (yes or no, or list the available species if known): yes (but its pot luck)
Softwoods (yes or no, or list the available species if known):yes (but its pot luck)
Manufactured boards (yes or no): yes (but its pot luck)
Turning blanks (yes or no): not sure
Size of shop (small, medium, large, one person, etc.): medium
Cut lengths for car transport (yes or no): yes (but its pot luck)
Notes (include links to other threads on UKW about the vendor): They stock all manner of reclaimed and recycled wood. Great for bits of wood for small projects.

I've used these chaps a lot of times. They're always friendly and welcoming. I like a good rummage around their odds and sods bins and recently picked up some pieces of oak and walnut for less than a tenner.


Cheers,
Mark
 

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I've only been to this place once (I'm quite new to all this wood stuff), but thought it was worth including:

Country: England
Region: South West
Vendor name: Williams British Hardwoods
Town/City: Frampton-on-Severn, Gloucestershire
Hobby friendly (yes or no): Not really sure what this means, but they were happy for me to pick through a pile of big planks and pick a couple. Most of the stock is big boards although some offcuts were available too. I don't think they mind cutting stuff into shorter lengths as long as the leftover piece is still sell-able. A lot of the boards are wide and thick.
Self select: Yes, by appointment. Wood is stacked in a big, hot barn (probably a kiln really) and you might not be popular if you want something from the bottom of the pile
Home delivery (yes or no): not sure
Online ordering (yes or no): certainly not via a web-shop; they might accept email orders
Prices visible at the yard (yes or no): no
Domestic hardwoods (yes or no, or list the available species if known): yes: oak, ash, elm, european walnut, cedar of lebanon, cherry, sycamore, london plane, beech, apple, yew, lime
Other hardwoods (yes or no, or list the available species if known): no
Softwoods (yes or no, or list the available species if known): no
Manufactured boards (yes or no): no
Turning blanks (yes or no): no
Size of shop (small, medium, large, one person, etc.): small I think
Cut lengths for car transport (yes or no): some, or they might cut them up for you. The bits I got went on the roof bars.
Notes (include links to other threads on UKW about the vendor): Specialise in British-grown wood. Visits by appointment only. It was my first experience of a timber yard so I don't have much to compare it to. It's based on a farm and that seems to affect when appointments are available. I asked to come just after lunch but they wanted me to arrive a few hours later so they could finish ploughing a field!

Link: Hardwood suppliers | Williams British Hardwoods
 

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F. T Nixon and Son, Northend, Wisbech, Cambs. Amazing proper old fashioned woodyard, like a labyrinth full of odd nooks and crannies. Fantastic lovely people. Hardwood, softwood, screws, varnish, everything and they make stuff for people as well.
 

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One man band Bruce at SaundersSeasonings mills and dries (both air and kiln) his own boards from tree boules sourced from felled trees in London and Home Counties. He has a stock holding in Blackhorse Workshop, Walthamstow, E17, London with the usual English hardwoods like oak, ash, sycamore, elm, poplar, yew and especially London plane/lacewood available. He’s into boards with spalted, flamed, pippy, waney edged, quarter sawn characteristics.
 
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