Good wood

This last week I have been in the workshop creating some household  items for a client (pictures to follow soon!).

I have discovered two fantastic sources for unique wood that have made me very happy!

1- Bruce, based out of Blackhorse workshop, mills and planes up gorgeous London wood. Normally this wood is too expensive to haul out of London (low emission zone makes it expensive to bring in vehicles large enough). So the wood is usually all chipped and then apparently sold to the French for their biomass burners… While we import American wood chip for our biomass…. ! 

Here is a peice of delightful European oak that the client was thrilled would be used for her picture frames.   


2nd good wood discovery is the St. Albans wood recycling centre. Tons of reclaimed timber sorted by type and length.